In the small mining town of Degana in Spain where nothing new has been constructed for more than 25 years, this new building keeps away from the common facades of a mining village with its volumetric angular profile and rich geometry.
Architects Nacho Ruiz and Jose Antonio Ruiz Allén Esquiroz from Zon-e Arquitectos have been commissioned to come up with a social housing solution
The colours and materials, such as the local slate, keep the building in context.The black facade acts like coal – absorbing almost all light that falls on it.Each of the 15 apartments is different in terms of size and floor plan. This contrasts with the building’s overall uniform appearance. Each room enjoys views over Asturia’s landscape.