Designed by architects Herrero + Vázquez, this Madrid apartment utilizes a refined material palette that has been carefully curated to bring an understated elegance to their work. The central design idea is to create a minimalist, balanced and beautiful interior. The use of Neolith’s surfaces throughout the interior of the apartment brought the overall design concept together for visually captivating results.
Entering this marvelously modish apartment, visitors find themselves in a light, airy, open-plan living area with a kitchen to the left, and behind that a corridor leading to a well-appointed master bedroom.
The eye is immediately drawn to the room’s centerpiece, a dual fireplace and shelf unit specified in Neolith® Beton. This impressive feature brings the whole living area together in a contemporary and convivial way. It’s something to gather around during the cold winter months and admire all-year-round, like a piece of abstract sculpture. This is further framed by high ceilings, brushed oak floors, crisp white walls and cabinetry, and exposed structural concrete columns, creating a light, airy atmosphere.
Moving to the kitchen, Neolith® is a natural choice for applications in this space. Not only does it look attractive, but it also possesses performance qualities found in few other materials. Ultra-hygienic, highly resistant and scratch, stain, and waterproof, it can withstand the daily impact of culinary activity. Further, coming in a range of over 50 colors, patterns and finishes, it can match any design brief.
Continuing with the concrete theme, 1/4" and 1/2" Neolith® Beton has been specified throughout the kitchen space, cladding all cabinetry, applied across all worktops, and laid as the area’s flooring. Spotlessly sophisticated, statement walls in honey-colored timber provide an interesting optical juxtaposition.
Choosing Neolith® Beton also met the project’s rigid sustainability brief. Manufactured in a carbon-neutral environment from 100% natural raw materials, its production is far less carbon-intensive than architectural concrete. Further, Neolith slabs contain substantially less embodied carbon than poured or precast concrete.
Benefitting from plenty of natural light and minimalistic detailing, Neolith® Beton is also used for the cladding of a statement ‘box’ which contains a wet room, equipped with a ‘his and hers’ sink vanity, and for the flooring.
All Neolith slabs are 100% natural and produced in a carbon-neutral environment, making them appropriate for specification in any professional or residential surfacing application. Neolith is also a safe and hygienic material, never compromising on performance and visual appeal.