Published in DASH #08 - Building Together
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Calle de Arturo Soria

MadridBayon, Aroca, Bisquert y Martin

Architect/engineer Ricardo Aroca from Madrid realized a number of unusual apartment buildings in the 1970s. The underlying principle was the idea of a vertical shelving rack on which made-to-measure houses could be placed, indepen-dently of each other. Each storey provides a free floor slab where every layout is possible. To achieve this, Aroca developed a section in which a concrete table construction spanned an open ground level. On the table, there is a steel frame with four to five floor slabs above each other…