Foster + Partners, together with the Spanish architect Carlos Rubio, have won a competition to rehabilitate a surviving fragment of the former royal palace of Buen Retiro in Madrid as an annex to the nearby Prado Museum.
The interweaving of indoor and outdoor spaces in #house#1.130, by Madrid architect Estudio Entresitio, recalls the condensed landscapes of classical Chinese gardens in Suzhou: tightly framed vistas are crossed in close succession by multiple spatial events–glazed pavilions, light wells, bridges, terraces, beds of vegetation, a covered pathway angling slightly out of view.
Behind the eye-catching design of the 969,000-square-foot Rey Juan Carlos Hospital in the Madrid suburb of M'stoles, Spanish architect Rafael de La-Hoz has created a therapeutic atmosphere, organizing the building around accessible atria that help orient patients and immerse them in a protective, inward-looking environment.
Located on a rocky slope in the western outskirts of Madrid, this 2,691-square-foot concrete, glass, and steel house turns its back to the surroundings and interacts instead with the distant Pardo forest and Madrid’s skyline.
Project Specs Ofita, Madrid Madrid, Spain King & Miranda Design << Return to article the People Architect King & Miranda Design Via Savona 97 Milan 20144 Italy Phone: +39 02 48953851 Fax: +39 02 47711872 www.kingmiranda.com Caroline King, project architect Registered architect both in the United Kingdom (ARB) and in Italy (Ordine degli Architetti di Milano) Interior designer: King & Miranda Design Consultant(s) Lighting: King & Miranda Design Acoustical: King & Miranda Design General contractor: Ofita Special realizations (i.e. gold ceiling in meeting rooms) by: Iniciativas y Exposiciones, S.A Coloreros 2, 1° - 1 28013 Madrid, Spain Photographer Rafael Vargas
When asked to sharpen the corporate image of the Spanish furniture manufacturer Ofita for visiting designers, architects, and specifiers, the Milan-based design and architecture firm King & Miranda transformed the company’s Madrid offices and showroom—located on two adjacent floors—into an integrated sales tool using a spare vocabulary of textural elements, colors, and lighting strategies.