The Public Face of Privacy

architects Atxu Amann, Andrés Cánovas, Nicolás Maruri
project 82 unit State.subsidized housing building in Carabanchel, Madrid, Spain
written by David Cohn


The municipal government of Madrid has made its subsidized housing programme a showcase for architectural excellence and investigation over the last decade, particularly in new planned developments around the city’s periphery. One of the outstanding results of this programme is Carabanchel 17, designed by Madrid architects Atxu Amann, Andrés Cánovas and Nicolás Maruri, an 82-unit complex occupying a full block in a new planned neighbourhood located in the Carabanchel district.