A residential building in Javea has won its young architect a prestigious design award. Constructed in the “brutalist” style, the property on the Sardinera cliffs gained Jose Moragues Puga the international Obras Cemex Award at a ceremony in Mexico this week.
The brutalist style of architecture isn’t to everyone’s taste, and in the UK is often associated with 1960’s tower blocks and government buildings. However the use of plain concrete and a minimum of other materials are becoming increasingly fashionable around the globe, a shift in styles reflected in this award. Moragues said his client wanted an austere feel to the finished building, and apart from concrete the only other materials used in the whole project were wood, glass and steel.