Housing cooperative “La bici de fusta”
It is a cooperative consisting of 10 families. These families have in common having a member of the Barcelona City Council Fire Brigade. The cooperative is set up as a housing developer. It is a group of families who value the benefits of grouping and living together. The profiles of age and family typology are similar in order to optimize efforts. They started by sharing a carpentry workshop, where they built children’s bikes collaboratively, and this experience gave the cooperative a name.
These are 10 semi-detached houses, grouped in pairs on a plot of 10.400 m².
The plots are separated with fences only on the side of the street and are open on the side of the communal area where there is a building for common use, a swimming pool, an orchard, and a solar pergola.
The intention of the cooperative is to take advantage of the sum of individual capacity to optimize resources, energy consumption, etc.
It is also planned to build a communal building to house a multipurpose room, gym, DIY workshop and study area.
It involves the contracting of a single electrical connection and the centralization of the services of ACS, heating and photovoltaic energy.
The houses have 140 m2 on two floors. On the first floor is the night area and on the first floor the day area.
This is a particularly careful promotion with the environment:
– Lightweight wooden frame structure
– Wood fiber insulation
– Production of photovoltaic energy
– Control of thermal bridges
– Control of the tightness
– Double-flow controlled ventilation
– Optimization of the passive systems
The houses are energy class A certification.
Client: The SCCP “La bici de fusta”
Budget: € 1,400,000