Sense and sensibility (016)

It is a great pleasure sharing this amazing example of good architecture with all Facad3s followers. No formal boast, no last generation materials, no added gadgets for energy production, no raw land or straw; it manages to be attractive by being clever and sustainable by being reasonable. Uses local materials in an efficient way and, among other design aspects, articulates an ingenious façade, thick enough to host big openings that are resolved in different planes and with various materials according user’s needs. The apparent opening is of considerable dimensions although the real one is of nearly domestic size. This openings solution reminds the genius Luis I Khan. The building is serene, well integrated, is part of the architecture of the place as if it had always been there.

Escuelas Pías

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Calle del Tribulete, 14
28012 Madrid Madrid
Spain
Year of construction: 
2004
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Ph1, Ph3, Ph4, Ph5: Cristina Pardal
Ph2, Ph7, Ph8: Carlos Garmendia Fernández
Ph6: Linazasoro & Sánchez

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