This project from Madrid in Spain saw three old apartments transformed into three luxury apartments. Design firm, Fast and Furious Production Office, were tasked with bringing the clients vision to life.
The result is a series of contemporary properties with some unusual choices in how the spaces are separated from one another. Completed in 2017, the works have simply been titled “Three Apartments in Madrid”.
The three units add up to a combined space of 1,614.59-square-feet (150-square-meters). In projects of this nature, where the client wants the property to serve as an investment, creative ideas often go out the window. Although, the designers have stated it wasn’t the case with this development.
From the architects: “The project is about dividing a large old flat into three luxury apartments as an investment real state operation in Madrid. This would usually mean that creativity is out of the game… We want to prove that this so-called Aesthetics of Capitalism is not a problem itself for the committed architect.”
There are two main themes at play in the renovated units. The first is the use of glass partitions, which prevent the main living space from feeling cramped and poorly lit. The second is the use of curved edges. You’ll find them in the glass partition walls, the framing of the inset ceiling lighting, and the furniture pieces.
The glass partitions are used to house the bedrooms and bathrooms. The use of a more traditional partition wall would have resulted in less light and the living area feeling smaller. For privacy, the bathroom partition features frosted glass.
From the architects: “We want to prove that architecture can be academically worthy while working with tendentious repertoire. It is only about including some original thinking in it, which allows a common project of vintage figurativism to be a special and committed architecture work.”
For more apartments check out this project from LLABB, which takes inspiration from boats in order to make the most of a small studio apartment. Or, this French artists workshop transformation to an old home by Atelier 142. See all apartments.
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