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David Chipperfield Architects

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David Chipperfield Architects has won a competition to design this housing scheme for the Empresa Municipal de la Vivienda in Madrid. The eight-storey building contains 176 apartments. The structure is composed of smaller panels of varying earthy/pink coloured concrete which relate to the individual dwellings. The solid mass of the building is carved with deep openings in an irregular pattern. The courtyard to the centre of the U-shaped block forms the entrance to the scheme. An open portico in front of the structure unifies the various entrances and provides a transition to the large scale of the project.

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