A photographer and a fashion designer wanted to start a new stage in their life with a radical change: that of their home, a 60s apartment in Madrid whose poor layout gave it a labyrinthine, dark interior. And when we say labyrinthine, we do not exaggerate since, to enter the kitchen, you had to cross a bedroom (you can see the plan before and after in the image gallery that precedes these lines).
The architect Iker López Consuegra was in charge of wiping the slate clean. “They wanted a multidisciplinary, creative, comfortable, aesthetic and harmonious space with which to identify and in which to combine their private life with certain aspects of their professional life,” he says. The first step was to determine two areas, one public with the living room, dining room and kitchen, and another private, with three bedrooms, two bathrooms and an office. Separating both of them we find a big wooden sheet that can be completely hidden in the wall. Once the functional distribution was achieved, the next objective was to make the most of the light coming in through the south-facing windows. The interior designer devised mobile forging and glass partitions that create a border between the living room and the kitchenwhile letting the sun’s rays through. The access door to this common space is also made of glass, flooding the access corridor with light.
This minimalist canvas with airs factory was perfect for deploying on him a style halfway between the Nordic and the industrial. Icons of design, such as the chairs Tolix or the Wishbone by Wegner have been mixed with pieces of simple lines and neutral colors and with prints and textiles that give depth, textures and character to the whole.
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Work and pleasure
The owners, a young creative couple, wanted a home with space to work from home.
The two objectives to be achieved were to achieve a more functional distribution and to make the most of natural light.
The light was made
The light that came in through these windows was not used before, being enclosed between walls.
In the dining room, the mythical chairs Wishbone of Wegner.
Nothing to hide
A mobile forging and glass division allows light to reach the interior of the house.
Opening or closing the sliding doors isolates the kitchen or opens the living room.
The kitchen work area is delimited by an island.
Knowing how to integrate
As the kitchen is exposed, discreet and simple line cabinets were chosen.
Before, this space was occupied by a bedroom that had to be crossed to go to the kitchen.
Natural light is at its best
A glass door has also been installed here to let in the light.
Private and public area
This wooden sliding door separates both spaces.
White, wood and simple lines.
The door was moved so that more built-in cabinets could be installed.
Rectangular tiles in matt white that help multiply natural light and hydraulically patterned stoneware tiles that also absorb light in a unique way were chosen for the bathrooms.
Two better than one
In the main bathroom, two showers have been installed opposite each other.
This partition is the one that was replaced by the glass partition
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