Sense and sensibility (016)

It is a great pleasure to share this amazing example of good architecture with all Facad3s followers. There is no formal boasting, no latest generation materials, no added gadgets for energy production, no raw land or straw. The building manages to be attractive by being clever, and sustainable by being reasonable.

Local materials are used in an efficient way and, among other design aspects, they articulate an ingenious façade that is thick enough to have big openings resolved in different planes and with various materials according to the user’s needs. The apparent opening is of considerable dimensions although the real one is nearly domestic size. This openings solution is reminiscent of the genius of Luis I Khan.

The building is serene, well-integrated and forms part of the architecture of the place as if it had always been there.

Escuelas Pías

Calle del Tribulete, 14
28012 Madrid Madrid
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Ph1, Ph3, Ph4, Ph5: Cristina Pardal
Ph2, Ph7, Ph8: Carlos Garmendia Fernández
Ph6: Linazasoro & Sánchez

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