Carnicero Wins AIANY Housing Design Award

Work by Inaqui Carnicero

The intense green color of 39 Social Housing Units in Madrid was inspired by a neighboring building. photo / provided

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May 18, 2015

39 Social Housing Units in Madrid, a project by Visiting Assistant Professor Iñaqui Carnicero, architecture, was selected as one of the five winners of the AIA New York Chapter's (AIANY) 2015 Housing Design Awards, cosponsored by the Boston Society of Architects.

Located in a newly built area of Vallecas, Madrid, the project consists of 34 apartments including penthouses, and features an internal structure centering around clusters of three living units per section instead of the typical arrangement of symmetrical apartments on either side of a hallway. An adjacent building inspired the intense green color that highlights and exaggerates the scale of the common areas. 39 Social Housing Units in Madrid won a COAM award in 2013.

The AIANY Housing Design Awards, organized by the AIANY Housing Committee, are intended to recognize and honor design excellence and innovation in multifamily housing design. The awards jury included Philip Casey, principal at CBT; Tom Kundig, FAIA, principal and owner of Olson Kundig Architects; Nancy Ludwig, president of ICON Architecture Inc.; Michael Maltzan, founder of Michael Maltzan Architecture; and Michael Sorkin, principal of Michael Sorkin Studio.

Carnicero and the other winners will be honored at a symposium held at the Center for Architecture in New York City on June 23.