Madrid-based architects FRPO, founded by Fernando Rodriguez and Pablo Oriol, have created an apartment building in Elcano, a street previously comprising low-rise warehouses and workshops, close to the city centre in Madrid, Spain. The building comprises 13 apartments, with storage rooms, a garden, a swimming pool and 32 underground parking places. It occupies the maximum volume allowed by the regulations, in this case, a floor plan of 22m by 12m with a 14m height.
The north facade of the building faces a street with industrial buildings and is prefabricated with reinforced concrete panels, whereas the deep metal-framed south facade incorporates balconies and galleries, and faces a garden and a swimming pool. The apartments feature polished concrete floors with internal spaces connected by large sliding doors. Photo by Imagen Subliminal (Miguel de Guzmán + Rocío Romero). FRPO