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Torres Blancas
Etching with aquatint
Approx 24x31cm

Edition sold. 
Handprinted on 220gsm Fabriano

Francisco Javier Sáenz de Oiza completed this massive concrete tower in Madrid in 1969. A residential block, its cylindrical volumes contrast heavily with the majority of reinforced concrete Brutalist buildings found at the time; the semicircular balconies creating a sense of of deeply interlocking forms. Today, the building has faded somewhat; the concrete grey and grimy, the wooden shuttering protecting the balconies flaking and rough - and yet it still seems like a building from an imagined future (albeit dystopic), rather than from an aspirational Modernist past.