architecture urbanism

An active house (rather than a passivhaus) shaped by its inhabitants.

Casa HR is a detached house built in timber for a young growing family in the North of Spain. The house is designed simultaneously as a protective shelter and an inviting open space, both in a social and climatic sense. Through bi-folding shutters and sliding doors, the inhabitants can connect and segregate the different volumes and degrees of publicity and exterior-ness.

︎ Claudia Sánchez + Íñigo Cornago
︎︎︎ Tudela [SP]
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Selb Step by Step

‘Selb Step by Step’ is a guide to take action in the built environment that proposes a vision for the short and long term future of Selb in relation to broader policies.

Working in synchrony with the EU framework, the proposal sets out three directions for Selb to follow in order to become a social-inclusive and climate-resilient town by 2050: Rewilding, Diversifying, and Decarbonising. To achieve them, it proposes and describes a list of tangible steps towards those objectives in the next decade. These steps are discreet spatial interventions with different scales and scopes that can be implemented progressively, both independently or in combination. Their impact can be measured and assessed through indicators, informing the following steps to achieve the targets best.

︎1st Prize - Europan 16

︎ Urban Toolkit: Claudia Sánchez + Íñigo Cornago
︎︎︎ Selb [GR]

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Urban Toolkit

Urban Toolkit proposes an open urban regeneration process in which diverse agents from the administration, the private sector and the civil society collaborate to transform Selb into a more resilient city through the urban tools.

These urban transformation tools integrate spatial, programmatic, economic, social, legal and environmental aspects facilitating the implementation of partial interventions that are dispersed but interconnected and developed through time in a parallel and independent basis. In order to mediate between the different potential agents and further develop the Urban Tools, OUR (Office for Urban Regeneration) is created. This office is responsible for the whole process besides communicating and monitoring it.

︎1st Prize - Europan 13

︎ Urban Toolkit: Claudia Sánchez + Íñigo Cornago + Irene Climent + Mario Vila + Antonio Garcia + Lara Freire
︎︎︎ Selb [GR]

︎ 2023
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