Beta Ø Architects completes overhaul of X House in Madrid

Spanish studio Beta Ø Architects has inserted a void and a permeable metal sculpture at the centre of this Madrid family home to let air and natural light flow through its interiors. Located in the city’s affluent El Viso neighbourhood, X House has been overhauled by locally based studio Beta Ø Architects to incorporate elements […]

Rotating concrete shutters enliven facade of housing block in Madrid

Openable concrete panels and sun-shading blinds add dynamism to the otherwise austere facades of the Elcano housing block by Madrid-based practice FRPO. The block, which contains 13 apartments, has been built close to the centre of Madrid between two distinct areas. To the north, the main facade faces a busy road and a series of […]

Madrid could scrap low-emissions zone despite air quality improvements

A major plan to reduce air pollution in Madrid may be repealed, because incoming politicians want to bring back traffic back into the city. Isabel Díaz Ayuso of Spain’s right-wing Partido Popular (PP), who is expected to become president of the Madrid region, said that traffic jams are part of what make the Spanish capital […]

Landscape for Play is a huge colourful playground in Madrid

Aberrant Architecture has created a huge playground in a former Madrid slaughterhouse, based on the work of Dutch architect Aldo van Eyck. Landscape for Play is a temporary installation in Intermediae, a gallery in one of the old warehouses that make up the Matadero Madrid cultural centre. The design comprises a large colourful patterned floor […]

Vertical garden and sleeping pod feature in small Madrid apartment

Spanish studio Husos Arquitectos has created a 46-square-metre plywood-lined apartment in Madrid for a young doctor and his pet bulldog. The apartment is located within a 1960s housing-block in Madrid‘s Acacias neighbourhood, which is described by the architects as a modern take on the traditional Spanish corrala – blocks of flats linked by external corridors […]

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