Morph Estudio


Project Details



Segovia / Spain


Unbuilt Residential

Year (Design/Construction):

2020 / -

Area (Net/Gross):

30 m2 / 168 m2
Operational Carbon emissions

Operational Carbon emissions (B6) kgCO2e/m2/y:

Embodied Carbon emissions

Embodied Carbon emissions (A1-A3) kgCO2e/m2:

  • A life cycle analysis was performed for five different construction solutions, with the choosen solution being prefabricated steelframe.
  • A large part of the electricity demand will be provided by on site photovoltaic solar panels.
  • The plant species of the green areas were carefully selected to guarantee almost zero irrigation consumption.

Project description as provided by the architects. 

Áster is one of the most ambitious projects in terms of surface area and implementation of new urban planning models in EUROPE. It consists of 6 phases that include the construction of 8000 homes in one of the enclaves with the highest air quality in Spain: Sierra de Guadarrama.

The projects designed for urbanization try to intervene in the truly important aspects to enhance and take care of the relationship with the environment, nature is a leader.

With three phases already consolidated, the urban planning of the following phases begins in line with a sustainable urban planning model, in line with the best urban planning practices on the international scene, which enhances the health and well-being of living in a zero emissions environment on the plot, together with the innovation and comfort of the latest technology in homes. About three-quarters of the area’s surface will remain intact.

To guarantee a sustainable design, the project will be certified with the international sustainability seal BREEAM Community, a certification that evaluates the impact of the building on energy consumption, water, impact on the environment, local economy, sustainable transport and generation of waste.

Urban Design.

The rock excavated from the embankments is recycled for the sub-base of the roads. In addition, more than 80% of the materials used have an Environmental Product Declaration.

An ecologist has designated 100% of the plant species of the project to guarantee an almost zero irrigation consumption.

Housing Design.

To establish the quality memory of the homes, a comparative study of costs and CO2 emissions of the various construction systems on the market has been carried out, selecting those with the best cost-quality-emissions balance.

As a result of the analysis, a catalog of qualities is offered, all of which are prefabricated, the standard system consists of a steelframe system and the premium of woodframe.

The database was BEDEC from ITEC (Instituto de Tecnología de la Construcción de Cataluña)

The mechanical ventilation is carried out with a heat recovery equipment, the refrigeration and sanitary hot water are produced with an aerothermal equipment powered by photovoltaic panels.

Photography: MORPH Estudio

Project architect: MORPH Estudio

Execution architect: MORPH Estudio

Civil engineer: SUMA Ingeniería BIM

Link to the project on the architect website:

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