“Spatial deconstructions can question our sense of reality within our 3-dimensional world that is implacably driven by gravity and learned experiential memories, particularly when the viewer is obsessively drawn into the depths of these revealing monochromatic color palettes.
Once you dismiss the aesthetics of near abstractions and subtle surrealism, you will see that the images become a reflection of your own spatial existentialist questionings, poking at our lack of intimate relationship with the world at large. Ultimately, these photographs can serve as a form of self-portraiture by proxy, revealing our inner imbalance.”
La Muralla Roja
La Muralla Roja (lit. ’the Red Wall’) is a postmodern apartment complex in Manzanera, Calpe, Spain. It was designed by the Spanish architect Ricardo Bofill for the client Palomar S.A. in 1968 and fully constructed by 1973. It has been ranked among “Ricardo Bofill’s 10 Most Iconic Works”.
The Red Wall is formed like a fortress, which marks a vertical silhouette following the contour lines of the rocky cliff. The building makes clear references to the popular architecture of the Arab Mediterranean, a result of the architects’ inspiration from the Mediterranean tradition of the casbah.
Bofill wanted to break the post-Renaissance division between public and private spaces by reinterpreting the Mediterranean tradition of the Kasbah. The labyrinth of this recreated Kasbah corresponds to a precise geometric plan based on the typology of the Greek cross
The criterion of applying to the building a gamut of various colors responds to the intention to give a determined relief to the distinct architectural elements, according to their structural functions.
The intensity of the colors is also related to the light and demonstrates how the combination of these elements can aid in creating a greater illusion of space.
In 2021, the South Korean drama series Squid Game added another metatextual layer, with sets and environments that seem to make direct reference to the Escher-esque stairs and bright colors of The Red Wall housing in Calpe, Alicante.
Ricardo Bofill Leví (1939-2022) was a Spanish architect from Catalonia. He founded Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura in 1963 and developed it into a leading international architectural and urban design practice. According to architectural historian Andrew Ayers, his creations rank “among the most impressive buildings of the 20th century.”
Born in 1939 in Barcelona, he started his studies at the Barcelona School of Architecture and graduated from the École des Beaux-Arts Genève. He is an honorary fellow of the American Institute of Architects and the Bund Deutscher Architekter, and has been named Officier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French Ministry of Culture, and has won numerous international awards.
Through his prolific career, he led more than 1,000 projects in over 50 countries, ranging from private housing to urban design. Some of his most remarkable works include Walden 7 (Sant Just Desvern, Barcelona), Paribas Marché Saint Honoré (Paris), Platinum Tower (Beirut), Barcelona’s National Theatre of Catalonia, and 77 West Wacker Drive (Chicago).
Bofill was also a published author. He has co-written the books L’Architecture des villes(1995) and Spazi di una vita (1996) and is the subject of many others.
Bofill and his Taller de Arquitectura were featured in three exhibitions of the Museum of Modern Art in New York City: “Transformations in Modern Architecture” (1979), “Ricardo Bofill and Leon Krier: Architecture, Urbanism, and History” (1985), and “Architecture & Design Drawings: Rotation 3” (2006). They were also featured at the Venice Biennale in 1980, 1982, and 1992.
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