There’s a welcome transparency to the legal process in Madrid now Technal has rolled out its Geode-MX curtain walling for the city’s new 6800m2 Fuencarral police HQ in the El Pardo district of the city. Voluar Arquitectura has created a bold form of cantilevered glass-fronted boxes that protrude from its double-skin envelope, break up the facade and provide raised terraces and patios. Random perforations on the outer skin’s mesh screens control the depth of field and light penetration, providing a degree of privacy and solar shading throughout the day; and creating a constantly changing facade. Internally, a full height glazed atrium at its centre unifies all the buildings’ different administrative functions and spaces.
Brick in the frame
Newport Street Gallery, London receives high praise for its bespoke brickwork