Considered one of the most exclusive real estate operations in Madrid, the building, located very close to the emblematic Paseo de la Castellana, has been designed as a large sculpture.
Commissioned by Martell Investments, the building has 11 dwellings spread over four floors and an attic. Each unit (200 m2) has a unique distribution of space.
If the building were to be aligned with the street, developing 3 housing units on the standard floor would mean that the dwellings would face parallel facades, too close and unattractive. For this reason, it was decided to rotate the building 45 degrees to minimize visibility and control sun exposure. In addition, the great existing slope would have largely enclosed the first residential level so we agreed with the City Council to elevate the arcaded ground floor, raising the first floor and opening up the common area, which endowed it with a monumental character.
True to the studio's philosophy, which seeks beauty of shapes according to the function they serve, and with the aim to articulate spaces with the freedom provided by organic development, we shaped the volume of the building. Due to its size and proportions, the building was considered as a sculptural object in which the direct relationship between volumes and textures emphasized its perception as such.
Regarding construction, the use of concrete, stone, steel, glass and wood, contributes to a clear reading of the careful geometry and proportions of the object.
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