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The Permanent Transition

The permanent transition project focuses on the corralas (low income housing) of downtown Madrid, specifically one in the Lavapies area. Being of the oldest residential buildings, the area over time has acquired a poor reputation. That is where the purpose of this project comes in; to bring new life to the corrala with the addition of a unique reception to act as an interface between the residents and the city’s tourists.

The concept that followed was to implement a greener atmosphere into the dense urban area in an aesthetic aspect as well as sustainably. This is carried out with a newly developed algae-based technology known as the “solar leaf”.