Madrid's Sustainable Housing Project
By: Juan Rodriguez Villa - Published: Jul 9, 2007 Updated: Jun 10 2011 • References: arts.guardian
Carabanchel is a depressed area in Madrid, which is the capital of Spain. The local government has decided to revamp and update this area, and their first big project has been building a sustainable public housing project developed by the famous and worldwide renowned Foreign Office Architects studio. The building project has 88 units of different sizes, with an amazing and fully functional cooling system using bamboo louvres which are like shades.
Implications - The new building will be called Carabanchel 16 and uses light and shadow to transform the building into something beautiful. The design of the building is completely simple and truly focuses on the needs of the people occupying it.