Selgas Cano Offices: Hit or Miss?
You can usually tell a lot about an architect by the look of their office. Spanish firm Selgas Cano, who are also winners of this month's incomprehensible architects website award, have built themselves a pretty spectacular office in Madrid, lost among the trees. It certainly is low impact, barely rising above the ground, nestled among the greenery; on the other hand, one gets to look but not touch as all that glass is sealed.
It is gloriously photographed by Iwan Baan.
I have very mixed feelings about this. I love the low profile, the view of the trees, the being surrounded by nature. The way it is earth sheltered and probably very cool.
On the other hand, it has a mean little entry stair that reminds me of going down to a basement, and it is a sort of reverse terrarium, with glass separating you from nature.
What do you think?