- Colaborators:Claudia Gutierrez, Alba Marquez
- On Site Management:DTR_studio arquitectos
- Architect In Charge:Jose Maria Olmedo, Jose Miguel Vázquez
Text description provided by the architects. The apartment is in the corner on the last floor of a sixties building. It is a sunny flat but with a conventional layout : a large “L” shaped corridor giving access to the living-room and four bedrooms (all towards the façade) and the kitchen and two bathrooms (towards the patio).
The concept ideas will be:
-Adapt the current house to the new owner
-Enjoy as much natural light as possible
-Join original concepts of the house with new concepts
We remove all the divisions. We will use the furniture to delimit the different functions . Just the division between the day time space (living-room) and the night time space (bedroom) will have a very clear separation , but instead of a wall we use a long cupboard to be used for different things : kitchen, pantry, door , wardrobe. The office , directly in front of the entrance , is separated from the living-room by a cupboard lower than the ceiling, to allow the space to flow. The office space can also be used as a guest-room .
The open space concept allows us to enjoy all the natural light available. From early morning across the kitchen to the afternoon from the living-room corner
On the other hand, we think it would be interesting to highlight some current elements from the house preserve its memory : The concrete beams and columns with no cover as well as the furniture will help to delimit the spaces. The “suspended” beams belong to the structural history of the buildings, with those handmade formworks and their special texture. At the same time the original wood floor will be maintained. Nowadays these kind of floors are often not used, but we think they transmit character and quality. The new finishes have been chosen in accordance with the pre-existing materials: recycled wood (OSB) for the furniture and Retro tiles for kitchen and bath-rooms floors.