«We belive in DESIGN as a happyness maker for the dweller and as an investment value. NEAR is a prove of both things.» Joaquin Anton
Why consider hiring NEAR for your housing projects?
Because we have already successfully implemented new lifestyles standards in our projects in anticipation of post-pandemic needs. We bet for the concept Wholesome Housing that perfectly fits with the kind of behavior that we should follow as a community and as individuals to face a better future. Respect for the environment and reducing energy consumption is no longer enough. Now respect for our health, not only physical but above all emotional, becomes a fundamental challenge. Body and soul meet in a Wholesome House, which is meant to be functional, efficient and ecological, but also healthy, kind and beautiful.
NEAR faces Wholesome Design Process taking care of 4 feautures:
We bet on flexible distributions. The apartment typology of the 20th century became obsolete, rigid and reliant on halls and corridors. Changing times and volatile live-styles require flexible spaces to inhabit. We are not only facing tele-work issue. Open and flexible spaces that can evolve over time make our home a multidimensional and multifunctional environment. We consider not only space and light as tools of the architect, but also time and variations.
We implement passive strategies from the very beggining, which are related to the sun and to the shape and skin of the building. Design makes the difference, technolgy comes later. Aerothermal systems reinforced with photovoltaic panels and reduction of CO2 emissions complete the energetic formula. Filtering and reusing of water and centralized heating systems are meant to be our next challenges.
We promote natural crossed ventilations as a must be solution. We treat exterior spaces and terraces as an element of first necessity in our days. And not only to aerify eventual future lockdowns, but mainly because we believe in how they improve our day-to-day health and well-being. We also prioritize the use of non-toxic materials such ecological paints and other certified materials. The use of antibacterial surfaces is the next topic to be implemented.
NEAR addresses the three above aspects from both a technical and an aesthetic point of view. Providing order, composition and harmony is our main objective and it is what ultimately defines our buildings.