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Wednesday, April 6, 2022

A to Z Blogging Challenge - E


A to Z April (2022) Blogging Challenge


Hello, dear readers!

I’d like to thank you all in advance for stopping by, and I hope that at least a few on my list of remarkable buildings pique your interest as they did mine.

“Design is not a coincidence or a formula, it is a result of human reflection and vision in response to a specific challenge.” ~ Unknown


Edificio Mirador – Madrid, Spain

Among the many ordinary apartment complexes in Northern Madrid, the Edificio Mirador (Lookout Building) is described as resembling a “Postmodern Lego Project”  It is a 21-story collection of small neighborhoods (each having their own façade) vertically stacked around a communal Sky-Plaza with a rectangle cut-out 131-feet above the ground that frames the distant backdrop of the Guadarrama Mountains rising above the skyline, and provides space for community gardens and communal gatherings.

Designed by MVRD; a Dutch architectural design studio, in collaboration with Madrid-based architect Blanca Lleo. The project was completed in 2005.

“Legos” was my first thought too ;-) Quirky or not, I’m impressed with the idea of a community like this. What do you think? Have you been? Would you visit?




  1. I can see why this made you think of legos. It's an interesting design, but I wouldn't want to live in such big building, even with a good community.

    1. Hi Natalie,

      I lived in a somewhat crowded apartment community only briefly before moving to a large ranch where mail delivery was a special occasion. I much prefer a home in the middle of both extremes ;-)
      Have a wonderful April!

  2. As soon as I saw the photo without even reading I was thinking a toy building kit. Unique interesting design. Not bad really.

    Arlee Bird
    Tossing It Out

  3. Aah this does look like the lego buildings we make and it's so cool to have a real one like this.

    See you around the A-Z challenge!
    Hope you stop by my blog


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