Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura

Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura

Barcelona, ES


City in the Space

Development project for a major housing complex. 50% of the area was reserved to community uses, circulation and gardens. Although the density was relatively high, it was absorbed by the vertical distribution.
The project applies the modular system developed by RBTA in earlier schemes, combining cubic volumes. The outcome is never a juxtaposition of identical housing blocks. The distribution of the volumes, both in plan and elevation, is based on strict geometrical laws, pursuing diversity yet avoiding any sensation of the spontaneous growth of the structures. The cubic modules of the housing were laid out in such a way as to give the maximum possible contact with the exterior. Communications between the groups of housing were organized on different levels, by means of elevated squares and porticoed areas.

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Status: Unbuilt
Location: Madrid, ES