JUANA CANET ARQUITECTOS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

city ​​of
courtyards

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The idea is to create an urban fabric made ​​of a porous mixed-use residential, retail and other needs neighbourhod. The density is desirable in order to create a sustainable city to save in infrastructure and ways of transport. The fabric of the housing will protect the streets from direct sun radiance.
Baghdad's house is organized around a courtyard. Is the main element of the house, acting as a family meeting place, giving privacy. The dwellings are stacked in different heights and developed around more public couryards, where the vertical cores will be placed. Parameters of density and heights have been set up in the city in order to comply with this, the more extended horizontally the block is the lower is goes, and on the other way round. The facades will be customised by the owners with glazed tiles.
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