photographer: Cathy Cunliffe
Covering an entire block, this four-storey building is comprised of 30 apartments with commanding sea views. The apartment block is articulated as a system of linear features running through the length of the plot, which accentuate the sense of movement along the waterfront highway by deviating slightly from the site’s perimeter. Vertical elements such as staircases and balconies slash through the lateral lines like blades, creating privacy and drama. Visual continuity with the landscape is created by blurring the boundaries between interior and exterior spaces.
360° featured in the 2008 World Architecture Festival in Barcelona and was selected as a candidate for the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture Mies van der Rohe Award.
Client: Mandias SA
Project partners: in collaboration with Trac