Free-flowing spaces and contrasting materials for a flat in Madrid
Free-flowing spaces and contrasting materials for a flat in Madrid

Rough concrete, pipes, cables, cement slabs, and other elements which are usually hidden from the human eye, are brought to light in the renovation project of a flat in Madrid and transformed into distinctive interior elements

The flat occupies a thirteen-storey tower in a residential complex in a district of Madrid. The interior, which used to be divided into different areas and not very flexible, becomes fluid and open thanks to the work of studio MINIMO, which emphasises natural lighting

Free-flowing spaces and contrasting materials for a flat in Madrid

Once the original partitions had been removed, the project progressed in a very simple way: the aim was to unify the rooms in the house through the use of hydraulic mosaic. The latter, with its geometric ornamentation, was traditionally used to delimit and reorganise highly compartmentalised spaces and give them a regularity that their perimeter did not allow

Free-flowing spaces and contrasting materials for a flat in Madrid

With direct references to Pauline and Mediterranean architecture, the free flowing space in the house is therefore defined by colour and geometry. The roof is the second element underlining the home's fluidity: an exposed cement slab which creates continuity throughout the living area and only differs in the sleeping area, providing it with the privacy it deserves

Free-flowing spaces and contrasting materials for a flat in Madrid

The only element interrupting the horizontal view between the two parallel levels of the living area is the birch kitchen unit, a unique piece which becomes the star of the project. Vertical pipes, radiators and uprights also interrupt the horizontal view, treated with simplicity and functionality. The materials, as well as the window and door frames, are treated in their raw state, revealing their irregularity

Free-flowing spaces and contrasting materials for a flat in Madrid

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