While being surrounded by omnipresent noise Elisa Valero chosen to make an architecture that stays in silent. Leading her namesake Granada-based architectural office the founder boldly stands that „architecture is no place for the nostalgic, it is a job for rebels.”
Presented below is eight experimental apartments in Realejo, Granada. Situated at the end of small street of Realejo, which is the neighborhood of Jewish origin, the complex blends into strongly accented topography of the district. The building consists of eight small different condos, tailored to the needs of the cooperatives. Constructed of concrete the building is a result of an experimental investigation on materials, explained by the architect in the following words.
„For the construction, it has been used an innovative system of structural element of double wall, ELESDOPA, recently patented by a professor engineer of the University of Granada. With this concrete system, the vertical and horizontal walls are both structure and enclosure, with the thermal insulation in the interior, which allows to eliminate the finishing works. That means a substantial reduction of the costs of execution of the work. The walls, floors and ceilings are all in exposed concrete. By designing following principles of bioclimatization, energy costs are also reduced and the building is of almost zero energy, because of the great continuous insulation and adequate orientations.”