The Royal Collections Museum extends the base of the Royal Palace, building a linear space that follows the palace’s outlines, drawn in the 18th century by Giovanni Battista Sacchetti, and contributes to rounding out the natural-artificial historical landscape of Madrid’s western edge. The Gallery is a new text on top of what was already written. With a material quality that is both heavy and light at the same time, it refers to the passage of time in the Palace’s old stones through the construction of a simple, compact building. The design is aware that maximum flexibility and opportunity can only be possible within a rigorous order, which adopts the materials of the Royal Palace and its dignified construction as a feature, adding a contemporary layout that is both opaque and transparent.RC
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Commissioned by ‘El Croquis’ publishers:
El Croquis 223 – Tuñón y Albornoz
Tuñón y Albornoz Arquitectos is an architecture firm based in Madrid, dedicated to the encounter of the practice of design and construction with theory and teaching. Directed by Emilio Tuñón and Carlos Martínez de Albornoz, Tuñón y Albornoz Arquitectos emerged as a natural evolution of Mansilla + Tuñón Arquitectos following the death of the architect Luis M. Mansilla in 2012.
332 pages 24 x 34 cm – 2,5 Kg