As part of a research project and practical exercise, this series of houses was designed for a low impact residential area using a linear system of seven towers. With a simple rotation of the floor plans around a single axis, a vertical core forms a series of terraces and gardens that open up to panoramic views of the surrounding area.
The volumes are arranged in a straight line in a large natural forest to reduce visual and spatial impact. There is a central access for pedestrians and vehicles in the basement of the different towers. Land use is also significantly reduced by relocating the communal areas to the roofs of the towers; each tower is equipped with a swimming pool, a sun terrace and solar panels.
Applying the same general programme to each residential module, there are four duplex apartments with a central access core, and the day area is separated from the bedrooms on the upper floor. Each unit has private terraces with gardens inspired by the original geometry of the project with its large overhangs. The cantilevers that protrude from the central core of the tower are vertically staggered, brought about by the rotation of the terraces and limiting the areas of shade on the interior facades.
The communal areas with garden, swimming pool, and sun terrace are located on the roofs of the towers to “consume” the minimum space in the floor plan and to take advantage of the sunlight and the view of the forest. These measures not only make for a less invasive project, but also offer the possibility of creating multi-family homes with the benefits of a single-family home, both in terms of surface area and the proportion of green space.