项目位于马德里Salamanca区中部Claudio Coello大街121号,是一栋住宅楼,建筑师需要完成设计、执行和施工等工作。建筑的地理位置优越,从Castallana大街的Juan Bravo桥上就可以看到其存在,这既是项目的机遇,也是挑战。

The commission has consisted of the design, execution and construction of a residential building at 121 Claudio Coello street, right in the middle of the Salamanca district, Madrid. Its exceptional location poses, at the same time, an opportunity and a challenge, due to its remarkable presence from the Juan Bravo bridge in Castellana street.

external view of the project ©Imagen Subliminal

认识到项目位置的重要性,建筑师利用材料的对比创造了两种不同的建筑外观。面向Claudio Coello大街的建筑立面呈三层,与当地典型建筑相仿,由基础、主体和檐口构成。这一城市视角下的立面采用预制白色混凝土模板,形制严谨,不带多余装饰。

axonometric, different facades with different characteristics ©Arenas Basabe Palacios arquitectos

Conscious of the importance of its location, the project presents a double character thanks to the contrast in its materiality. To Claudio Coello street, the building shows a three-level façade, typical from the district, with base, main body and cornice. This urban perspective has a strict and non-decorated personality, made of precasted modular panels of white concrete.

facade along the street ©Imagen Subliminal

simple facade composed of white concrete panels ©Imagen Subliminal


On the other hand, a lighter and warmer façade looks to the internal, private garden, consisting of large glass surfaces covered by a wooden louvered skin. A lower volume, with a housing unit in two levels, hugs the garden from the north, bringing a more human scale into the ensemble.

facade toward the private garden ©Imagen Subliminal

look down at the garden ©Imagen Subliminal

wooden louver facade ©Imagen Subliminal


The design process has allowed the participation of the future users in the configuration of their respective flats. After defining a strip of serving spaces (storage, dressing rooms, bathrooms, installations, etc.), this support has been interpreted in every floor according to the needs of the inhabitants, creating a made-to-measure home stating from a collective design pattern.

collective design ©Arenas Basabe Palacios arquitectos


A careful constructive design has resulted in the building standing out thanks to the highest qualification possible in terms of energy efficiency. More specifically, the skin composition has been sensibly thought out, thoroughly choosing the best thermal isolation solutions and top- end windows. The contribution of the wooden louvered façade is, of course, crucial too, as it offers protection from solar incidence, which also means keeping the domestic privacy of users, but at the same time allowing for the greatest views of the city.

open and close the wooden louvers ©Arenas Basabe Palacios arquitectos

video, open the wooden louvers ©Arenas Basabe Palacios arquitectos

interior space with view to the city ©Imagen Subliminal


With technical innovation in mind, a highly efficient centralized system of installations has been defined, optimizing the energy use according to the always-changing demands of the users. This centralized system constitutes a common skeleton that, together with the spatial organization around that strip of serving spaces previously mentioned, has allowed for a great flexibility during the participatory process of personalization developed with the future inhabitants.

spiral staircase wrapped in the wooden louvers ©Imagen Subliminal

spiral staircase ©Imagen Subliminal

plan ©Arenas Basabe Palacios arquitectos

▼局部details ©Arenas Basabe Palacios arquitectos

COLLABORATORS: Andreas Benéitez, Franca Sonntag, Ángel Villanueva, Lidia Fernández
QUANTITY SURVEYOR: José Ramón Gutiérrez
STRUCTURE: Ceider sl
INSTALLATIONS: R. Úrculo Ingenieros Consultores
DEVELOPER: Proyectos Alconsa sl
PHOTOGRAPHY: Imagen Subliminal
LANDSCAPE: Benavides-Laperche