A careful use of materials in a residential building in Malaga

The structure offers 73 apartments to rent: brick volumes on the facade and white interiors including two courtyards protected by skylights.  

The residential building made of 73 apartments on the seashore of Málaga is a project by architect Alejandro Muñoz Miranda. It completes the site near the industrial vestige that, for more than a decade, has been left unbuilt due to the economic crisis. The building is placed next to a protected smokestack from the beginning of the 20th century, reminding the past industrial activity in the area. The residential structure creates a connection with the chimney through materiality: the cladding is made of bricks too, but used with a different technique forming a facade in glassfibre reinforced concrete; volumes emerge on the exterior producing a continous movement.  

Inside, two courtyards are covered with a white corrugated sheet, the same material we find in the corridors leading to the apartments, and protected above by glass skylights. The apartments are based on the concept of having a circular functioning space between the living room, the terrace and the kitchen. Under the construction there is a space for garage: the same materials of the facade have been used for the entrance, while the space underground is made of concrete.

Residential building in Málaga (73 apartments for rent)
Alejandro Muñoz Miranda
Málaga, Spain

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