Carabanchel Housing | Foreign Office Architects

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This residential building in Madrid was finished in 2007. It was designed by Foreign Office whose aim was to give every apartment 2 different views: one to the East and the other to the West. What they did was, they connected both of the facades with apartments by making every unit narrow. Now all of the residential units are opened to two different gardens. The glass facade is surrounded by external corridors that are covered with a second facade – bamboo panels. Made out of bamboo it provides the inhabitants with enough shade and they are able to move the panels as they please.

/for more photos, plans, sections and details click here. (scroll down)

(via: TreeHugger & noticias arquitectura)

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