October 18, 2008
mayne does housing
Morphosis has recently completed a housing project in a suburban neighbourhood in Madrid, Spain that explores a social model recalling village topologies, as an alternative to the faceless block of flats. The outcome appears to be a project out of scale with its context, with the privacy created in the narrow streets contradicted by the scale of the row of flats place on the perimeter. The use of heat stacks, as passive climate control is keenly integrated into the design as are the porusity of walls, staggered openings and the landscaped trellis.