Location: Calle Almanzora, (MADRID).
Design: José Enrique Fombella Guillem and Eduardo Paniagua García-Calderón
Construction supervision: José Enrique Fombella Guillem and Eduardo Paniagua García-Calderón
Located in the leafy suburbs of Madrid, these houses stand out among the surrounding uninspiring houses all with pitched, tiled roofs.
The concept was, however, classical, reflecting the villa tradition from Palladio to Le Corbusier, which was then steered towards the presence of a modern architecture in a somewhat ordinary and boring environment, suggesting a different way of living.
Their solid geometry, white volumes and staggered profile reinforce the presence of urban living in a non-urban environment.
Designed for four families with different needs, the interior layout was customised, each one being different, while the exterior uniform appearance suited everybody.