More than fifty years after its founding, Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura remains at the forefront of the urban design and architectural professions. RBTA rethinks city structures while never compromising the desires of the individual and the needs of the local culture.
Rising up from the rocky cliffs of Calpe, on Spain’s Costa Blanca, La Muralla Roja (The Red Wall) is one of Bofill’s most breathtaking work. Fortress-like edifice concealing a dazzling tangle of colorful corridors, open stairways, apartments and outdoor spaces. Inspired by Islamic vernacular architecture, Bofill borrowed several elements from the Kasbah, including their tall, imposing walls, and the way in which they synthesize the outdoor and indoor into one space.