Inspired By: La Muralla Roja

Up until recently, La Muralla Roja was one of those things that I’d constantly scroll past on Pinterest or see being used as inspiration-style posts on Instagram, without knowing much about it. Until now. Built in 1973 and designed by Ricardo Bofill, La Muralla Roja is a housing project located in Calpe in the Alicante region of Spain. While other photos of La Muralla Roja seem to showcase its vibrant colour scheme, I’m really drawn to the muted tones in these images shot by Nacho Alegre. Something about the faded pink and dusty blue hues is so soothing. This is definitely something that’s appealing to my design sensibilities right now.

Image credit:, edits by me

6 thoughts on “Inspired By: La Muralla Roja

    1. I read somewhere that the different colours were used in different areas to emphasise and create the illusion of space. Also how the colours react to the light during different times of the day. Really interesting design features. After I posted this I actually saw it being used in a new Martin Solveig film clip. Funny how things pop up like that.

  1. How absolutely amazing is this place. My friend showed it to me recently and it is definitely in my list of places to visit. The whole place is set up in colour blocks it absolutely incredible and so inspiring from a design point of view.

    Luciana/Lilt Blog

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