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C. / Nueva de San Antón nº 18 1º, 18005 Granada - España T./ F. 958 224546
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C&C are a young couple, living in rented accommodation and dreaming of owning theirown home .The current economic situation and lack of credit support made their dream becomeimpossible because they can not afford to buy a home or a plot of land at the currentmarket prices.
Times of crisis = opportunity time. The parents of C have for years a second home whichthey used in weekends and partially in the summer, built in a neighborhood on theoutskirts of Granada, fits the needs that C & C require for their home, offering them theirsecond house as a starting point.C & C want a spacious house, lots of light, energy-efficiency and making the most of thefabulous views that the plot has.We propose a restructuring and expansion of the existing housing, renovating its facilitiesand its enclosure and skin, completing a program that allows housing accommodate C &C and the stays of C´s parents.
C outsources the chapters that require specialized intervention (demolition, structure andfacilities and collects a handful of friends to help them collaborate on weekends inexchange for barbeques and good times .C does not surrender and keeps asking for prices to get the best offers, rentingmachinery and auxiliary equipment and gathering a group of friends to renew the house´sskin.The aim was to build a well insulated house to consume less energy, using high qualityenergy materials on it and improving the isolation to reduce thermal looses.