Machupichu - Swisspearl
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High-Quality, High-Density Housing
Machupichu | Madrid, Spain
Machupichu, Madrid, Spain
Machupichu, Madrid, Spain
Machupichu, Madrid, Spain
Machupichu, Madrid, Spain
Machupichu, Madrid, Spain
Machupichu, Madrid, Spain
Machupichu, Madrid, Spain
Machupichu, Madrid, Spain
Machupichu, Madrid, Spain
Machupichu, Madrid, Spain
Machupichu, Madrid, Spain
Machupichu, Madrid, Spain
Machupichu, Madrid, Spain
Machupichu, Madrid, Spain
Machupichu, Madrid, Spain
Machupichu, Madrid, Spain
Machupichu, Madrid, Spain
Machupichu, Madrid, Spain
Machupichu, Madrid, Spain
Machupichu, Madrid, Spain
High-Quality, High-Density Housing
Machupichu | Madrid, Spain

A seven-story, U-shaped apartment block elevated on concrete pilotis accommodates 112, two-to-five-room apartments and encloses an inner courtyard with sports and recreation facilities including a large swimming pool and tennis court.

The modular facade is articulated at each level with subtle offsets that create a curved geometry, a set of concave and convex movements that follow the streets bordering the site. Swisspearl fiber cement panels are key to expressing this volumetric strategy. A lightweight material that allows for largescale panels has proven to be the ideal material to articulate the facade shapes. A dark shade was chosen for the ground floor and penthouses, contrasting with the main body of the building, for which white was chosen.

Machupichu, Madrid, Spain
  • LocationMadrid, Spain
  • ArchitectEugenio Muñoz Pérez and Enrique Ruiz González, Madrid, Spain
  • BuilderNewar S.L. , Madrid, Spain
  • PartnerMármoles Coliseum S.L., Yuncos
  • Year2016
  • PhotographerMeraner & Hauser OHG/SNC, Bozen, Italy
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