sun³

omschrijving:
35 Appartmenten
lokatie:
San Juan, Puerto Rico, VS

oppervlak:
5300m2 brute floor-area
status:
preliminary design
bouwkosten:
€ 7,5 milj.
opdrachtgever:
Colonial Remodeling & Development Inc. Corporation

The paradox of a twofold protection is omnipresent in Puerto Rico. Maximum protection against the sun and a (supposed) criminal presence results in a total enclosure of the interior from the outside world, and in the end in a self-imposed imprisonment of the society as a whole.
This project is a quest for the reinvention of the freedom of the individual by means of the inherent qualities of the land. How can the structure of the protecting surfaces give birth to a true sense of security and freedom by using the never changing presence of the wind and the sun.