Housing and Climate in Spain

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The authors of this book, José María de Lapuerta and Javier García-Germán, make a tour of multi-family housing buildings built in Spain, between 1999 and 2019, analyzing their behavior from the perspective of sustainability, and demonstrating how the projects that we could consider as exemplary, from the architectural point of view, also have significant value in terms of sustainability.

The study shows that there are no standard solutions, but, rather, there are multiple possibilities to solve all of these issues, without limiting the expressive capacity of the architecture. It is also convenient to highlight how the solutions have to adapt to the specific conditions of the climate zone in which the building is located. As Spain is a country characterized by its climatic diversity, this fact has a special relevance.

Authors: José María De Lapuerta, Javier García- Germán
284 Pages
Spanish, English
22x 29,5 cm
Soft cover
ISBN: 978-84-17753-02-3


The final energy consumption of the building represented approximately 31% of the total consumption at a national level by 2016. 

In this context, and from an energy point of view, it is evident that there is a need to achieve a more efficient building.  This energy efficiency is achieved in a logical way, focusing on the passive aspects that limit the energy demand of the building.

While it is true that today we place special emphasis on the energy efficiency of buildings, it is important to see how architecture, good architecture, has never been alien to it. 


Sustainability and architecture in the latest Spanish collective housing
José María de Lapuerta

Housing and climate. Towards inclusive architecture
Javier Garcia-German

Southern Plateau

68 Apartments in Rafael Finat
Alberto Martínez Castillo, Beatriz Matos Castaño. [MATOS-CASTILLO arquitectos]

SE-30 Housing
Enrique Sobejano, Fuensanta Nieto. [Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos]

Carabanchel Social Housing
Alejandro Zaera Polo, Farshid Moussavi

Social Housing for Young People in El Rastro
Mónica Alberola, Luis Díaz-Mauriño, Consuelo Martorell Aroca

23 Dwellings for Re-Housing in Embajadores
Carmen Espegel

82 Flats in Carabanchel
Atxu Amann, Andrés Cánovas, Nicolás Maruri

170 Social Housing in Sanchinarro
Francisco Burgos, Ginés Garrido [Burgos & Garrido Arquitectos]

245 Social Housing in El Porvenir
José María de Lapuerta Montoya, Carlos Asensio Galvín, Paloma Campo, Mario Algarín [De Lapuerta y Asensio Arquitectos]

27 Social Housing in Mocejón
Luis Martínez Santa-María

165 Social Housing in Vallecas
Guillermo Vázquez Consuegra

M-40 Housing Complex
María José Aranguren, José González Gallegos, Enrique Herrada, Marta Maíz [Aranguren + Gallegos arquitectos] / [Maíz + Herrada]

20 Social Housing in Méndez Álvaro
Álvaro Soto, Javier Maroto. [Solid Arquitectura]

Northern Plateau

Housing in Santa Cruz de la Serós
Carlos Labarta, Ignacio Gracia, José Antonio Alfaro

44 Social Housing in Pardinyes
Jaime Coll, Judith Lecrerc

168 Social Housing in Vitoria-Gasteiz
Miguel Ángel Campo, Roberto Ercilla, Francisco Mangado

Cantabrian Cornice

84 Social Housing in Barakaldo
Federico Soriano, Dolores Palacios · [Soriano y Asociados arquitectos]

131 Social Housing in Mieres
David Casino, Bernardo Angelini · [Zigzag Arquitectura]

Housing Complex in Caramoñina
Victor López Cotelo

Mediterranean Coast

Building for 18 Social Housing in Plaza de San Agustí Vell
Josep Llinás i Carmona

30 Social Housing in Conil de la Frontera
Javier Terrados Cepeda

57 Student Housing in Sant Cugat del Vallés
David Lorente Ibáñez, Josep Ricart Ulldemolins, Xavier Ros Majó, Roger Tudó Galí, Claudi Aguiló Aran, Albert Domingo[HArquitectes + dataAE]

8 Dwellings for Re-Housing
Eduardo de Miguel Arbonés

Social Housing for Young People in Sant Andreu
Emiliano López, Mónica Rivera

Building for 111 Social Housing in Terrassa
Ricardo Flores, Eva Prats. [Flores & Prats]

10 Social Housing in La Trinidad Neighbourhood
Pura García Márquez, Ignacio Rubiño Chacón, Luis Rubiño Chacón. [Rubiño García Márquez Arquitectos]

68 Housing Building in Nueva Diagonal
Carlos Ferrater, Xavier Martí. [Estudio OAB]

Building for Social Housing in Vilassar de Dalt
Arturo Frediani

110 Rooms, 22 Dwellings in the Eixample Quarter
María Charneco Llanos, Anna Puigjaner Barberá, Alfredo Lérida Horta, Guillermo López Ibáñez. [MAIO Architects]

32 Social Housing in San Vicente del Raspeig
Alfredo Payá Benedito

Life Reusing Posidonia / 14 Social Dwellings in Sant Ferran
Carles Oliver Barceló, Antonio Martín Procopio, Joaquín Moyá Costa, Alfonso Reina Ferragut, Mª Antònia Garcías Roig.[Arquitectos del IBAVI]

80 Social Housing in Salou
Toni Gironés

Social Housing in Monte Hacho
José Morales Sánchez, Juan González Mariscal. [MGM Morales Giles Mariscal Arquitectos]

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