x

M-30 HOUSING

Madrid, Spain 1998-2000

x

M-30 HOUSING

Madrid, Spain 1998-2000

The expansion of modern cities and the limits to the development of their architecture are often defined by their transport infrastructure. The M-30 freeway is a ring road around Madrid which traverses areas with differing urban densities only perceived from moving vehicles.

We designed a small apartment building for a small site facing the freeway. A corridor open to a rear entrance courtyard provides access to the 18 units which, like a jigsaw puzzle, adapt their distribution to the narrow site boundaries and the conditions imposed by the outdated social housing regulations. The four storeys are linked vertically by a staircase and a lift, conceived as independent elements open to the corridor, the main feature of the interior space.

A free, irregular sequence of vertical gaps protected by metal lattices produces a mutant, ever-changing facade, a screen on a non-pedestrian scale, perceived instead at high speed from the vehicles travelling along the freeway.
 
The new building appears to shift before our eyes as we drive along the M-30: drawing towards us only to immediately move away, like a film sequence held by our retina for an instant before it disappears.
x

M-30 HOUSING

Madrid, Spain 1998-2000

Client
Municipality of Madrid
Architects
Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos S.L.P.
Program
Residential
Project team
Luis Labrandero, Juan Carlos Redondo,  Pedro Soriano
Site supervision
Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos S.L.P.
Miguel Mesas
Structural engineer
N.B.35 S.L.
Photographs
Eduardo Sánchez
Models
Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos 
x

M-30 HOUSING

Madrid, Spain 1998-2000

Magazine AREA nº 67. 2003
Magazine of Architecture and the Arts Project
Published by Il Sole 24 Ore Business Media srl. Milan, Italy
ISSN: 0394-0055
Page: 185
 
Magazine ON DISEÑO nº 239. 2003
Published by On Diseño, S.L. Barcelona, Spain
ISSN: 0210-2080
Page: 184 – 193 
 
Catalogue 20 AÑOS PROYECTOS EMV. 1982-2002. 2002
Published by Empresa Municipal de la Vivienda. Concejalía de Vivienda y Rehabilitación Urbana. Ayuntamiento de Madrid. Spain
ISBN: 84-931832-3-7
Page: 116 – 123 
 
GUÍA BÁSICA DE ARQUITECTURA DE MADRID. 2002
Published by Colegio Oficial de Arquitectos de Madrid. Spain
ISBN: 9788477401001 
Page: 131
 
Catalogue XV PREMIOS 2000 URBANISMO, ARQUITECTURA Y OBRA PÚBLICA. 2001
Published by Gerencia Municipal de Urbanismo. Madrid, Spain
ISBN: 84-7812-530-2
Page: 40 – 47
 
Magazine AV MONOGRAFÍAS/MONOGRAPHS nº 87/88. 2001
Yearbook 
Published by Arquitectura Viva, S.L. Madrid, Spain
ISSN: 0213-487X
Page: 134 – 137
 
x

M-30 HOUSING

Madrid, Spain 1998-2000

Prize Madrid City Hall 2000