The AIR-Madalena Building Celebrates Tall and Thin Construction

By: Amelia Roblin - Sep 29, 2014
References: triptyqueblog.blogspot & archdaily
If you're observing the AIR-Madalena apartment building head-on, you can appreciate how little the 12-floor structure imposes upon the skyline of this otherwise low-rise neighborhood in São Paulo. The facade might be narrower than a one-car garage, giving the condo the appearance of a splinter in the sky.

Another view of the tiny residential tower will reveal that it has a sufficiently long site, enabling Triptyque Architecture to provide each two-storey apartment with space between 100 and 140 meters squared. Open concept interiors are necessary for this exceptionally slender profile, enabling almost every room to be accessed without barriers. Minimalist suspended staircases lead between the levels within each flat, and systems of partitions allow the occupants to adjust for light and privacy. The AIR-Madalena is proposed to be complete within two years.