DENORTE wraps madrid office building with painted latticed envelope DENORTE wraps madrid office building with painted latticed envelope
nov 04, 2016

DENORTE wraps madrid office building with painted latticed envelope

 

DENORTE architects has shared their latest project of the cualtis offices based in madrid, spain. wrapped in a enveloped described as a ‘canvas’, the five-storey building stands out from its neighbors whom were constructed in the mid-70s.

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all images © david frutos

 

 

 

DENORTE chose a trapezoidal volume supported on a pedestal and clad in a white lattice envelope with irregular opens. most noticeably is the colorful silhouettes of people that have been painted onto the matte façade by urban artist SUSO33. the windows carved out form openings to allow a concentrated flow of natural light into all the departments inside. the previous building was made of red bricks, where the project began back in 2010 having already designed cualtis’ offices in murcia.

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the building is located in madrid

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the trapezoid volume is supported on a base

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its context is made up of mid-level buildings constructed from the 70’s

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the matte white façade stands out in the madrid neighborhood

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the work of urban artist SSUSO33 is featured on the building’s envelope

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inside the first layer of façade opens to let light into the office space

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the five-storey office building has been designed as a ‘canvas’

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the architects have also designed the offices for the cualtis in murcia

 

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