Housing Reform M04 / MINIMO

Housing Reform M04 / MINIMO

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  • Architects: MINIMO
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  861 ft²
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2020
  • Photographs Photographs:  Davit Ruiz
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Ikea, Inalco, Kommerling, PINAR MIRÓ
  • Lead Architects:Alberto Rubial Alonso, Sergio Sánchez Grande
  • City:Madrid
  • Country:Spain
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Text description provided by the architects. The transformation of this house, in a thirteen-storey tower in a residential neighborhood in Madrid, has been a fundamental challenge: how to generate a fl uid space while integrating all the pipes and vertical structures that exist in a building of this type without losing height of ceilings and enhancing the generous natural light of its perimeter.

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We found the answer in the clearness and warmth of the spaces of the "paulista" architecture (see Casa Butanta, P. Mendes da Rocha) where the rawness of the seen structure coexist with the materials, carefully chosen, such as natural wood or the hydraulic tiles.

© Davit Ruiz
© Davit Ruiz

Thus, we unify the main space of the house (living room, kitchen and dining room) using a hydraulic tile pavement that combines plain pieces (on the edges) and geometric ones (in the central space) that, together with the original concrete slab, creates a continuous space, articulated by the only piece that interrupts the horizontal vision of this space: the free-standing birch plywood piece of the kitchen.

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© Davit Ruiz
© Davit Ruiz
© Davit Ruiz

The rest of the house is solved in a very natural way: the bathrooms are packed into adjoining spaces to reduce the facilities and the bedrooms are separated from the common spaces by deep entrances that contain the storage while isolate the rooms from the activity of the living room.

The house is a ceiling, a floor and a piece of furniture.

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© Davit Ruiz

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Address:Madrid, Spain

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Cite: "Housing Reform M04 / MINIMO" [Reforma Vivienda M04 / MINIMO] 06 Oct 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/948794/housing-reform-m04-minimo> ISSN 0719-8884

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