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SANCHEZ, Noelia Cervero. Rafael Leoz. Experimental housing in Torrejón de Ardoz. Estoa [online]. 2020, vol.9, n.18, pp.105-124. ISSN 1390-9274.

The contribution of Rafael Leoz (1921-1976) to Spanish architecture is based on his experimentation in the field of social housing, which he initially carried out individually and since 1969, through his foundation. The theoretical research on the organization and industrialized construction of living space were applied at the end of his career in the project of 218 dwellings in Las Fronteras neighborhood of Torrejón de Ardoz (Madrid, 1973-1977). In this study the theoretical principles of Leoz and their materialization in this work are related, taking into account their references and the temporally and conceptually compatible projects. The text is structured in four fundamental thematic blocks -organization of space, formal configuration, material construction and urban and social environment-, with which his degree of social commitment and his contribution to the development of social housing are shown in the Spanish and International context.

Keywords : Rafael Leoz; Torrejón; social housing; habitability; standardization.

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