152 VPPL ESPARTALES NORTE

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  • LOCATION: Alcalá de Henares. Madrid
  • YEAR: 2008-2012
  • IN ASSOCIATION WITH: FERNANDO CASQUEIRO

To further strengthen the urban characteristics and thecollective nature of the building,  thefaçade plane is continued in the exterior, giving the impression of a “closed”exterior with strict size oprenings. Accordingly, the façade is endowed case:continuity of the cornice line, emphasis on the chamfered corner, tall jointsat the corners and comercial premises on the ground flour. Nevertheless, this “urbanplan” is fragmented; “pixelated” into individual units, to use a contemporarymetaphor. The use of different coloured bricks around each opening separatesand signals the personal and private spaces –the bedrooms- meaning that the communalis achieved through the sum of the individual. This solution gives the complexa uniform and contemporart character that also enables proactive and committedparticipation in the construction of the present and the establishment ofemotional bonds between the occupants and their homes.