The outside surfaces are painted in various tones of red, to accentuate the contrast with the landscapes; patios and stairs, however, are treated with blue tones, such as sky-blue, indigo, violet, to produce a stronger or weaker contrast with the sky or, on the contrary, an optical effect of blending in with it. The intensity of the colours is also related to the light and show how the combination of these elements can help create a greater illusion of space.

Ricardo Bofill’s La Muralla Roja, 1973 (Alicante, Spain)

Have been drawn to bold colors lately, especially after browsing Josef Alber’s Interaction of Color

Trendland: In 1973, the Spanish architect Ricardo Bofill built La Muralla Roja (The Red Wall in Spanish) in Calpe, Alicante, Spain. The building was deeply inspired by North African architecture known as the Casbah. Discover the 50 apartments complex with intermingling stairs, bridges and colorful platforms.