Andrés Gallardo: La Muralla Roja

Artist Andrés Gallardo calls the iconic ‘La Muralla Roja' in Spain a ‘paradise for photographers’. Completed by Ricardo Bofill in 1973, the apartment complex — with its fortress-like façade and vertical silhouette that mimics the contours of the surrounding cliffs — is one of the finest examples of Arab-Mediterranean architecture. Gallardo visited the site to document its striking color palette, strong geometric sensibility, and some of the native plants that call it home. ‘The best thing about ‘Muralla Roja’ is that a photographer could visit it several times and keep taking totally different photos,’ Gallardo says.

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