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La Muralla Roja

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A couple of weeks ago I stayed in the incredible La Muralla Roja for a few nights with some friends as part of an architecture-inspired trip to the east coast of Spain.

Designed by Ricardo Bofill and built in 1973, the fantastical building is situated in the small town of Calpe and is home to 50 residential apartments. It was a pleasure to wander around each day, getting lost in the maze of geometric pastel stairways, corridors and perfectly framed vistas.

You may have already come across La Muralla Roja ('The Red Wall' in Spanish) from adverts, lookbooks, music videos, or Instagram and Pinterest feeds. It is most certainly just as dreamy and inspiring, if not more so, in real life.

Opposite La Muralla Roja is Xanadu; pagoda-like in form with an olive-green facade, this building is another spectacular example of residential architecture by Bofill.

La Muralla Roja by Ricardo Bofill | Photographed by Hannah Davis for Wolf & Moon Jewellery
La Muralla Roja by Ricardo Bofill | Photographed by Hannah Davis for Wolf & Moon Jewellery
La Muralla Roja by Ricardo Bofill | Photographed by Hannah Davis for Wolf & Moon Jewellery
La Muralla Roja by Ricardo Bofill | Photographed by Hannah Davis for Wolf & Moon Jewellery
La Muralla Roja by Ricardo Bofill | Photographed by Hannah Davis for Wolf & Moon Jewellery
La Muralla Roja by Ricardo Bofill | Photographed by Hannah Davis for Wolf & Moon Jewellery
La Muralla Roja by Ricardo Bofill | Photographed by Hannah Davis for Wolf & Moon Jewellery
La Muralla Roja by Ricardo Bofill | Photographed by Hannah Davis for Wolf & Moon Jewellery
La Muralla Roja by Ricardo Bofill | Photographed by Hannah Davis for Wolf & Moon Jewellery
La Muralla Roja by Ricardo Bofill | Photographed by Hannah Davis for Wolf & Moon Jewellery
La Muralla Roja by Ricardo Bofill | Photographed by Hannah Davis for Wolf & Moon Jewellery
La Muralla Roja by Ricardo Bofill | Photographed by Hannah Davis for Wolf & Moon Jewellery
La Muralla Roja by Ricardo Bofill | Photographed by Hannah Davis for Wolf & Moon Jewellery
La Muralla Roja by Ricardo Bofill | Photographed by Hannah Davis for Wolf & Moon Jewellery
Xanadu by Ricardo Bofill | Photographed by Hannah Davis for Wolf & Moon Jewellery
La Muralla Roja by Ricardo Bofill | Photographed by Hannah Davis for Wolf & Moon Jewellery
La Muralla Roja by Ricardo Bofill | Photographed by Hannah Davis for Wolf & Moon Jewellery
La Muralla Roja by Ricardo Bofill | Photographed by Hannah Davis for Wolf & Moon Jewellery
La Muralla Roja by Ricardo Bofill | Photographed by Hannah Davis for Wolf & Moon Jewellery
La Muralla Roja by Ricardo Bofill | Photographed by Hannah Davis for Wolf & Moon Jewellery
La Muralla Roja by Ricardo Bofill | Photographed by Hannah Davis for Wolf & Moon Jewellery
La Muralla Roja by Ricardo Bofill | Photographed by Hannah Davis for Wolf & Moon Jewellery
La Muralla Roja by Ricardo Bofill | Photographed by Hannah Davis for Wolf & Moon Jewellery