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Muñoz Miranda Architects designs Málaga condo block to seem “sculpted from clay”

A geometrical sample of glass bolstered concrete slats covers the outside of this housing block in Málaga, which has been designed by Muñoz Miranda Architects.

Named the The New Brick Tectonic, the block designed by Spanish observe Muñoz Miranda Architects has been longlisted within the 2019 Dezeen Awards.

Certainly one of a collection of buildings created to rejuvenate a post-industrial seaside strip on the Mediterranean coast in Málaga it incorporates 73 flats.

The structure studio used a 20th century smokestack on the location – the one remnant of its industrial heritage – as the start line for his or her design.

The facade is created from panels of glass bolstered concrete (GRC) which can be designed to seem as if they’ve been pushed and pulled “as if sculpted from clay”.

The New Brick Tectonic, Malaga, Spain, by Muñoz Miranda Architects

“The challenge had the problem of mixing trendiness, custom and respect for the close by heritage of the economic chimney,” defined the studio.

“It proposes a materiality in dialogue with [the smokestack], however utilizing bricks with a distinct method, assuming a brand new contemporaneity and forming an summary and big facade in lightened prefacticated concrete”.

The New Brick Tectonic, Malaga, Spain, by Muñoz Miranda Architects

The flats have been stacked round two massive atriums that lower by your entire top of the constructing.

“The fabric massiveness is organised as stacked components, as in the event that they have been containers made from corrugated steel sheets like these of Málaga’s port,” stated the studio.

The New Brick Tectonic, Malaga, Spain, by Muñoz Miranda Architects

Lined with white corrugated PVC sheets, every atrium is surrounded by an open hall offering entry to the flats at every degree.

On the constructing’s perimeter, the blocks of the flats protrude to create balconies and terraces, giving views out to sea in addition to of the close by city and the adjoining smokestack.

The New Brick Tectonic, Malaga, Spain, by Muñoz Miranda Architects

Within the flats’ bogs and kitchens, the slats of the facade’s outer pores and skin act as air flow grilles, permitting air to flow into by the condo and out in to the atriums.

Beneath the block is a parking space accessed by way of a ramp that sits behind one of many facade’s panels, with a darker materiality of concrete, black granite and corrugated steel.

The New Brick Tectonic, Malaga, Spain, by Muñoz Miranda Architects

Granda-based Muños Miranda Architects was based by Alejandro Muñoz Miranda. Earlier initiatives embrace an academic centre in El Chapparal with a facade animated by multicoloured openings.

Images is by Javier Callejas.