JOST A MON

The idle ramblings of a Jack of some trades, Master of none

Aug 20, 2008

Carabanchel!

Here's a brilliant white creation by some intrepid Spanish architects. The Carabanchel housing project, 102 dwellings in all, has been designed and executed by Desmasuno.[Via Yatzer]





















But - again - I have to say that there's nothing new under the sun. About 11 years ago, the WOZOCO homes for the elderly was constructed by MVRDV Architects in Holland.[Photo by Roryrory.]

3 comments:

Szerelem said...

Wow...those are some cool houses. I totally would not mind living in one.

C K said...

I wonder what's the obsession behind such cantilever structures. I mean, you'll really have to be careful not to jump too much on the free end....

Fëanor said...

Szerelem: yup, it's nice living in such a block. Cutting edge architecture and all. Until, sadly, a few years from now when the paint turns black and grey and brown with acid rain, and the council refuses to repaint it! Public housing is the very devil, I find, no?

CK: Why would you want to jump on the free end? Why? Why? (Unless it's something kinky you've got going, in which case I don't want to know, heheh.)

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