Ignacio Medina López

Adaptive Strategies for the Refurbishment of Outdated Residential Buildings

Madrid, Spain 40.50° N 3.50 ° W

This project explores strategies for regenerating existing high-rise residential buildings in Madrid aiming to improve occupant comfort and living conditions. The design proposals allow occupants to modify the internal layout of dwellings and make adjustments to the thermal and solar properties of the building envelope. Outdoor spaces between the building rows have been provided with new functions creating a range of usable spaces with desirable microclimatic features. The result is a progressive regeneration of the blocks for a more sustainable way of living, where environment and architecture work as a whole.