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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

Yojigen Poketto in Madrid, Spain by everyday life invents itself

 
January 2nd, 2018 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: everyday life invents itself 

A dual strategy is applied to this project:

Firstly, the floor plan arrangement is based on an L-shaped service band that integrates the access, wet areas, storage areas and leisure spaces. This frees up the main area, which opens up to the windows and balconies to create a brightly lit atmosphere. The intimate areas are therefore secluded and sheltered from view from the entrance.

Image Courtesy © ImagenSubliminal (Miguel de Guzmán + Rocío Romero)

  • Architects: everyday life invents itself
  • Project: Yojigen Poketto
  • Location: Madrid, Spain
  • Photography: ImagenSubliminal (Miguel de Guzmán + Rocío Romero)
  • Team: elii – Eduardo Castillo, Lucía Fernández
  • Joinery: Alfredo Merino Caldas
  • Construction: Aniceto Jiménez
  • Developers: Diana Díaz, Luis Arenas
  • Models: Carlos Cañete, Ana López, Lucía Fernández
  • Surface: 33.60 m2
  • Date: 2017

Image Courtesy © ImagenSubliminal (Miguel de Guzmán + Rocío Romero)

On the other hand, the apartment is arranged into two levels: the level at the elevation of the entrance and the main room, plus a second level, 90 centimetres higher up, extending beyond the kitchen surface, where the leisure area and the bathroom are located. The two elevations not only allow different atmospheres to be arranged, but also integrate ‘additional’ functions in the house, such as a deep bathtub in the bathroom, a storage area under the bed, part of the facilities, etc, thus optimising every cubit metre of the house. Secret trapdoors extend the storage space in the overhead areas. A portable stepladder/furniture item is used to overcome the difference in elevation, add storage spaces and double as small grandstands in the living room.

Image Courtesy © ImagenSubliminal (Miguel de Guzmán + Rocío Romero)

Image Courtesy © ImagenSubliminal (Miguel de Guzmán + Rocío Romero)

All in all, the proposal gains the corner of the building, floods it with natural lighting and views to the street, both the deep horizon and the street-level perspective, from the overhead areas. Openings in the furniture extend the indoor cross views from the upper area.

The various elevations sport different finishes that produce specific atmospheres. Light colours are used on the walls of the main area to provide as much light as possible. The floor is made of linoleum. The bedroom area has wood finishes and includes a projector on the roof that projects onto a screen from the bed. The bathroom walls, floor and bathtub have a mirror finish to fill this indoor area with light and to augment the feeling of depth.

Image Courtesy © ImagenSubliminal (Miguel de Guzmán + Rocío Romero)

Image Courtesy © ImagenSubliminal (Miguel de Guzmán + Rocío Romero)

Image Courtesy © ImagenSubliminal (Miguel de Guzmán + Rocío Romero)

Image Courtesy © ImagenSubliminal (Miguel de Guzmán + Rocío Romero)

Image Courtesy © ImagenSubliminal (Miguel de Guzmán + Rocío Romero)

Image Courtesy © ImagenSubliminal (Miguel de Guzmán + Rocío Romero)

Image Courtesy © ImagenSubliminal (Miguel de Guzmán + Rocío Romero)

Image Courtesy © ImagenSubliminal (Miguel de Guzmán + Rocío Romero)

Image Courtesy © ImagenSubliminal (Miguel de Guzmán + Rocío Romero)

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Image Courtesy © everyday life invents itself

Image Courtesy © everyday life invents itself

Image Courtesy © everyday life invents itself

Image Courtesy © everyday life invents itself

Image Courtesy © everyday life invents itself

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