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095 Letto in Madrid, Spain by elii [oficina de arquitectura]

Tuesday, May 9th, 2017

Article source: elii [oficina de arquitectura]

Project for the refurbishment of an old flat in downtown Madrid, for ‘anonymous’ residents that will be sharing their domestic space in the future.

The proposal is arranged around six strips with alternating living areas and service areas. This arrangement optimises the floor space while also guaranteeing the utmost functional flexibility and the incorporation of other possible programmes, such as co-working spaces, a study, offices, etc. A wooden box is installed on the entry axis to divide the space into a public area and a private area, although the system employs a number of swivelling and sliding doors to improve the choice of circulations within the house so that it is possible to lead independent lives while sharing the common elements.

Image Courtesy © Imagen Subliminal (Miguel de Guzmán + Rocío Romero)


Argumosa House in Madrid, Spain by BEDV – Baroja Estévez Del Valle Arquitectos

Friday, May 5th, 2017

Article source: BEDV – Baroja Estévez Del Valle Arquitectos

The project of CASA ARGUMOSA consists of the integral reform of an old flat in the area of ​​Lavapiés.

The original housing consisted of four bedrooms, two bathrooms, a kitchen and a living room, all of tiny dimensions. The structure was complex: it consisted of three facades on three different streets, and the angles between them generated three different axes, which left their mark on the partition and structure. The reform has as an idea to take advantage of the three facades of the house, which flood the house with light during all hours of the day, while adapting the housing program to the needs of the new client, a young man living alone: ​​a bedroom, A living room, a work area and a kitchen connected in an open concept. The solution provided consists of the design of a large piece of lacquered wood that contains a working area and that articulates and nourishes the other spaces. This piece of wood can be closed, containing a guest bedroom with bathroom and storage area, or open, converted into work, to the living area. The piece is exempt, so that the spaces are connected and, most importantly, allow the light to pour into the living area from morning to night.

Image Courtesy © Imagen Subliminal


Refurbishment of a penthouse in Madrid, Spain by Mariano Molina Iniesta

Tuesday, April 4th, 2017

Article source: Mariano Molina Iniesta 

When faced sometimes with the question “what kind of architecture are we up to?”, the most convincing answer is probably “the one that circumstances allow”. This is particularly true in the case of a refurbishment, in which preexistences, coupled with the program and the wishes of the client, leave little room for a purely speculative proposal.

Image Courtesy © ImagenSubliminal

  • Architects: Mariano Molina Iniesta
  • Project: Refurbishment of a penthouse
  • Location: Madrid, Spain
  • Photography: ImagenSubliminal
  • Collaborators: Belén Collado González
  • Builder: Comercial Illescas
  • Built area: 204,25 m2 (housing) + 124,04 m2 (terrace)
  • Construction: 2015-2016 (more…)

Hotel Barceló Emperatriz in Madrid, Spain by DCD Interiorismo

Friday, March 31st, 2017

Article source: DCD Interiorismo 

The idea of creating a unique luxury space into a XXI century palace has been the connection of the all general esthetic of the hotel: noble material are used in actual way, contemporary furniture and lighting are melt together to create an elegant and sober set. The Empress Eugenia de Montijo and her great influence at her time is the muse inspiratory of the all project.

Image Courtesy © Fernando Alda


Single House Re-Using a Former Water Cistern in Madrid, Spain by Valdivieso Arquitectos

Saturday, March 25th, 2017

Article source: Valdivieso Arquitectos 

Building a single-occupancy home over a former water cistern was the starting point of the project. The site, subsequently altered over time, reached its final configuration circa 1955. It has two levels, facing south, and has remained unaltered since then. The site is part of a low-density suburban environment, which belongs to a development model distinctive of peripheral areas, characteristic of the first third of the 20th century as the summer stays residential areas in the mountain range of Madrid. The site contains typical scrubland vegetation, increased with non-native but suitable species, conditioned by the region´s dry continental climate (very warm summers and very cold winters).

Image Courtesy © David Frutos

  • Architects: Valdivieso Arquitectos (Alejandro Valdivieso)
  • Project: Single House Re-Using a Former Water Cistern
  • Location: Alpedrete, Madrid, Spain
  • Photography: David Frutos
  • Collaborators: Ángel L. Valdivieso, architect; David Verdú, quantity surveyor; Fernando de la Torre, Carmen Bruna y Patricia Lobo; students
  • Project Management: Alejandro Valdivieso (architect), Joaquín Jesús Cepas Flores (quantity surveyor)
  • Consultants: Miguel Nevado – KLH Systems Austria (cross-laminated timber panels)
  • Contractor: Construcciones Eugenio Herranz S.L. and alterMATERIA (management and assemblage de cross-laminated timber panels)


The Hidden Pavilion in Madrid, Spain by Penelas Architects

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

Article source: Penelas Architects 

The Project fulfills the desire to Build a space for meditation and retreat, a place to Inhabit and to Think. The pavilion is built in a glade of the forest, the only clearing without a tree. It is wrapped up in Nature, hidden in it, in a way that it is only slightly perceptible. Suspended over a small waterfall, the pavilion protects it. The pavilion interacts directly with the growing of trees, allowing them to pass through its terraces and cantilevers by gaps built for them.

Image Courtesy © Imagen Subliminal (Miguel de Guzmán)

  • Architects: Penelas Architects
  • Project: The Hidden Pavilion
  • Location: Las Rozas, Madrid, Spain
  • Photography: Imagen Subliminal (Miguel de Guzmán)
  • Architect in Charge: José Luis Esteban Penelas, Dr. Architect, Chair Professor at UEM
  • Area: 70 sqm
  • Project Year: 2016


Stado Puro Tepa in Spain by James & Mau

Tuesday, March 14th, 2017

Article source: Infiniski

The architectonical concept behind Estado Puro was inspired by Paco Roncero’s approach towards what is supposed to be “typically Spanish”. In his case “cuisine” is based on innovation and experiment while preserving their origins. We proposed to redefine the popular symbolic images of Spain by giving the twist to what’s traditional in order to achieve a chic and sophisticated yet folk ambient. Spanish classical comb “La Peineta” is the chosen to star such an objective.

Image Courtesy © Gonzalo Mayoral

  • Architects: James & Mau
  • Project: Stado Puro Tepa
  • Location: Calle San Sebastián 2, Madrid Hotel NH Palacio de Tepa. Madrid, Spain
  • Photography: Gonzalo Mayoral
  • Charge: Pure State Tapas, Bar NH Hotels for Paco Roncero
  • Builder: Prodeco
  • Built: 2008


La Finca House in Madrid, Spain by Ramón Esteve Estudio

Friday, March 3rd, 2017

Article source: Ramón Esteve Estudio 

This house is located in a residential area of the mountains of Madrid, where the vegetation is so lush that it becomes very important. The plot borders a lake that the house opens to. The presence of some ancient holm oaks spread over the plot generates the location and shape of the dwelling. Tus the design process is thoroughly bound to the place. The building sets back to respect the largest trees, thus giving them a leading role. The access to the house is dominated by the largest holm oak. It arranges the entrance, welcomes the visitor and gives the house a stately presence. Two other oaks generate a roundabout that organises the access by car.

Image Courtesy © Ramón Esteve Estudio

  • Architects: Ramón Esteve Estudio (Ramon Esteve)
  • Project: La Finca House
  • Location: Madrid, Spain
  • Project Team: Anna Boscà, Estefanía Pérez, Jacobo Mompó
  • Collaborators: Violeta Lekutanoy, Tudi Soriano
  • Technical Architect: Emilio Pérez, Carolina Tarazona
  • Constructor: Moguerza Construcciones
  • Project Manager: Victoria Pérez, Juanjo Herranz
  • Sup: 1360 m2
  • Year: 2016


Royal Collections Museum in Madrid, Spain by Emilio Tuñón Architects, Mansilla+Tuñón Architects

Friday, February 24th, 2017

Article source: Emilio Tuñón Architects

We try to produce a building that is invisible from La Almudena Square by occupying a buried space that is yet to exist. The Royal Collection Museum contains the plinth of the Royal Palace, constructing a linear space that follows the lines of the Palace itself. A simple, compact building, a construction that is aware that maximum flexibility and potential is only possible within a strict order, which uses the materials of the Royal Palace and its dignified construction as a feature, with a modern layout, heavy yet light, opaque yet transparent.

Image Courtesy © Luis Asín


“Los Álamos de Fuentecisneros” Block of 59 houses in Madrid, Spain by Otto Medem Arquitectura S.L.

Sunday, February 19th, 2017

Article source: Otto Medem Arquitectura S.L.

As the architect, from the begining of the project, I set out the following main goals:

Make the most of the characteristics of the terrain and enhance them by choosing the perfect orientation.

Design a set of housing complex that escapes from the everyday conventionalism of collective housing, and that is able to transmit and generate feelings. I want people to be overcome with emotion as soon as they enter the complex and feel the  beauty and harmony that each home provides, without sacrificing functionality.

Image Courtesy © Daniel Font

  • Architects: Otto Medem Arquitectura S.L.
  • Project: “Los Álamos de Fuentecisneros” Block of 59 houses
  • Location: Avenida Alcalde Mostoles. Madrid, Spain
  • Photography: Daniel Font
  • Architect Partner: Carlos Bernardez Agrafojo, Pedro Cortes Nieves,  Augustine Utrilla Sanchez
  • Surveyor: Andrew Garea Noguerol
  • Constructor: OPROLER Works and Projects
  • Project Year: 2011
  • End of Work: 2016


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