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106 · Øki Apartment / elii

106 · Øki Apartment / elii
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  • Architects

  • Location

    Madrid, Spain
  • Category

  • Lead Architects

    Uriel Fogué, Eva Gil, Carlos Palacios
  • Area

    74.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2019
  • Photographs

  • Coordinator

    Ana López
  • Developing

    Ana López, Lucía Fernández, Laura Barros, Telmo Sagartzazu
  • Model

    Havi Navarro
  • Construction

    Aniceto Jiménez
  • Carpentry

    Alfredo Merino Caldas
  • Developers

    Óscar Naranjo
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Text description provided by the architects. The project involves the complete rehabbing of a flat in the southwest of Madrid. A young person decides to renovate the family home where he grew up and lived for many years to turn it into his new home and professional office. The project starts off with a review of memories, experiences and life lessons, to rethink the present and imagine a future for this new stage of life. The challenge lies in designing a space that facilitates, accelerates and accompanies this process; to devise a sort of home catalyst, located in the heart of a residential building in the neighborhood of Las Aguilas in the district of La Latina.

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The first step consists of reprogramming the pre-existing dwelling: a flat loaded with memory, built in the seventies of the last century reflecting a generic typological scheme based on standardized domestic criteria. Accordingly, there is an open central space semicircular in shape, around which the rest of the rooms orbit. This provides a flexible scheme that fosters cross relations and promotes interaction, reducing walking distances and increasing the potential afforded by space.

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The central space opens out towards the main façade, making the most of natural light. In addition, it integrates a number of unique points, such as an area for the turntable and the record collection, the space for the chaise longue and the projection screen or a reading point located on the terrace, where folding walls allow the façade to be opened completely to let this outdoor space to be added to the interior of the home. The kitchen area faces the center point of the semicircular room, favoring a direct relationship between the two. 

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The resting and work areas complete the side band, and are separated by transitional and storage spaces. Lastly, the bathroom hugs the curve, completing the scheme, out of sight behind a hidden door. The geometry, the background dimension and the position of the openings also make it possible to turn this domestic space into a photography studio. The curve is finished in vertical wooden elements that play on optics and colors, whenever the inhabitants move, creating a dynamic effect of vibration and depth in this special place. 

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The single-leaf carpentries open out onto the urban landscape, interrupted only at specific points by the leaves on the trees or on the tropical prints of the awnings. The resting area is finished in dark tones. The bathroom is equipped with luminaires that can be configured to create different chromatic atmospheres. Openings are arranged to facilitate cross ventilation in summer. Finally, an energy monitoring system can be used to control electricity consumption, connecting the domestic sphere with large-scale ecological programmes.

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Cite: "106 · Øki Apartment / elii" [106 · Øki / elii] 16 Apr 2019. ArchDaily. (Trans. María Francisca González) Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/915158/106-star-oki-apartment-elii/> ISSN 0719-8884

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