Wooden furnishings have been integrated into the walls of this compact Madrid apartment by Elii Architects, allowing them to be folded away when not in use (+ movie).
The Madrid-based mostly studio was commissioned to renovate the apartment by a consumer named Susana, who inspired the task title Susaloon.
The architects began with the question: “How can you get a multitude of spaces out of only 1?” This resulted in a assortment of foldout furnishings that hold the city-centre apartment’s 23.five-metre floor prepare free from clutter.
First of all, a division in the centre of the primary room was removed and replaced with a set of translucent material screens to develop a much more versatile area.
In one particular segment of the space, loose furnishings have been swapped for foldout furniture, which can be utilized to convert it into a room for dining, working or sleeping – or even for practicing massage, according to the architects.
“The integration of a series of fold-down and sliding products that are utilized to divide the spaces deploy a operate room, a big dining table, a bed for a shock guest, a spacious region to practice shiatsu or to reorganise the storage room,” they explained.
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“As a end result, the primary space of the residence is configured like the black box in a theatre: a stage that can alter the domestic setting with easy operations that turn a single residence into many.”
The concept follows on from a loft conversion the architects carried out in the city in 2014, in which furnishings were suspended from the ceiling on pulleys and cabinets were recessed into the floor.
“Susaloon is a minimum intervention in a domestic area to convert Susana’s home into a flexible and transformable room,” explained the team.
A foldout bed is hinged to the decrease element of one wall, while tables and seating are incorporated into the opposite side of the space. The fabric-covered doors can be drawn across to separate this area from the primary living room, to give guests privacy.
When the area is not in use as a bedroom, the translucent screens can be left open to improve the dimension of the residing spot.
The batons of wood that support the screens develop triangular and grid patterns. These are replicated in the fold-down legs of the furniture. The colouring of the timber framework tones with the apartment’s zigzag parquet flooring.
Strips of wood fold out from the wall to generate a dining table, an ironing board and bench, even though rows of wooden shelving have been extra to the upper elements of the walls.
The ironing board and table can be combined or utilised separately to accommodate various numbers of diners.
Vivid turquoise accents on table tops and wooden struts are uncovered when the utilities are unleashed from the walls. Matching turquoise cords tether fold-down legs to the underside of the elements.
Spanish photographer Miguel de Guzmán shot a video of the apartment to show how the wooden elements could be utilized to transform the space for different makes use of. He also developed a movie for the studio’s Madrid loft task, which incorporates retractable furnishings including a swinging dining set.
Photography is also by Miguel de Guzmán.
Architects: Elii – Uriel Fogué, Eva Gil, Carlos Palacios
Team: Elii – Pedro P. García, Alicia García Martín, Claire Laborde
Developer: Susana Ciriza
Construction: Dionisio Torralba Constucciones
Carpentry: Alfredo Merino Caldas
Axonometric diagram Floor plan Dezeen