Minimalist architecture and a focus on the essentials were the two guiding principles behind the design of the cubic houses. Entrances, corner windows and staircases all share the same straight lines of the buildings, but on a smaller scale, creating a clear and cohesive whole. Frameless windows, and a recessed entrance at the rear, continue this theme and reinforce the minimal look of the buildings. The façade works as a counterbalance to the simple design. As the roof does not project out over the walls of the buildings, they are more exposed to the elements and therefore had to be constructed with an outer material that would be highly robust and weather-resistant.
The perfect solution was found in Terca heavy clay clinker bricks, which are fired at 1,150°C and, despite their low mass, are suitable for bearing high mechanical stresses. They also create a robust and resistant façade, but remain unobtrusive thanks to their small brick format.