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La Muralla Roja – Ricardo Bofill

Rising from the rocky cliffs of Calpe in Spain, sits La Muralla Roja – (The Red Wall) – work of architect Ricardo Bofill built in 1973.

The structure is heavily influenced by the North African tradition of the casbah, a fort with high walls and few windows. The design challenges ideas of private and public space, with glimpses of sea, terraces and stairs surprising at every turn.

The layout has been based on the geometry of the Greek cross, but it has also been pointed out that the formal structure and colour-coding of spaces employed owes much to Constructivism.

One of our key influences for the SS16 colour palette, the stunning vertical walls are shades of pink and red, the stairs and circulation spaces are powder blues and indigoes.

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