A Striking Apartment Complex on the Mediterranean
Completed in 1965, La Muralla Roja is a breathtaking seaside apartment on the border of the Mediterranean in Spain. It takes its name from the vibrant red walls the enclose a labyrinth of twists and turns, and was built by architect Ricardo Bofill as part of the movement toward utopian architecture in the 20th Century. Indeed, for the latter half of the 1900s, a wave of architects and designers built sprawling residential complexes around the world with a modern, future-forward style. These images by photographer Gregori Civera explore the mutli-faceted architecture from both inside and out. Clad in rich reds, pastel pinks, and brilliant blues, the building’s walls are an active character in the stunning series, which is studio [at] gregoricivera.com (available for purchase on request.) Browse Civera’s images below, or explore more visions of the future from the past in our book The Tale of Tomorrow.
Images © Gregori Civera
The retro-futuristic epoch is one of the most visually spectacular in architecture’s history. The utopian buildings of the 1960s and 1970s never go out of style. This book compiles radical ideas, rediscovered photos, and visionary structures.