Public Housing Project: Madrid
REPORTED BY Damon Way, 25, November 2007

Carabanchel 16 is a public housing complex commissioned by the city of Madrid to realize an efficient and sustainable solution to public housing shortages. Alejandro Zaera Polo of Foreign Office Architects designed the 88-unit building with a sharp focus on the needs of its occupants in correlation to relevant aesthetics and functionality. The complex is wrapped in an array of bamboo shutters, allowing the tenants to effectively manage the heat and light that showers the structure on a continuous basis… resulting in an ever-changing profile with varying degrees of angles, planes, light, and shadow.



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