In housing complexes, architectonic shape is given to individual and collective ways of life, to the home and to the city, and relationships are established that set out the spatial grading between the two spheres.
The presence of buildings transforms and constructs the city functionally and aesthetically. The transition between what is public and what is private is secured through a spatial hierarchy that avoids any rupture between them. The complexes are organised around patios, inner courtyards, squares, gardens and other intermediate structures, although always minimising the gross floor area of the community spaces in order to increase that of the dwellings.
The constructive systems used in the homes' interiors allow the occupants to personalise the space, adapting it according to their temporary needs; and the systems used on the outside permit optimum exploitation of ventilation and exposition to sunlight.
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