zooco estudio transforms 36 square-meter space into a home covered in mosaics zooco estudio transforms 36 square-meter space into a home covered in mosaics
jun 24, 2016

zooco estudio transforms 36 square-meter space into a home covered in mosaics


zooco estudio
has transformed a 36 square-meter open space with a clear and concise geometry into a real home covered in mosaics.
the concept aims to compress and expand the bands that run around the perimeter of the site in order make the best out of the small space, while dividing it in a surprising way. different elements provide spatial tension, configuring the necessary circles to accommodate the house in its minimum expression. the scheme is very clear: to fill the perimeter as the serve space and to empty the center, generating the habitable area.


the scheme fills the perimeter as the serve space and to empties it in the center, generating the habitable area
image © orlando gutiérrez (also main image)

 

 

each wall has a goal and a function by creating one central stay where life is carried out. the surface of each of these vertical planes exhibit the different scenes that daily life requires. looking at the apartment from left to right you can find: the resting area, formed by a wall that connects the sleeping area and the rest area; the bathroom, with a wall showcasing an urban environment; the kitchen and the dining area, where you can find everything you need to use; and finally, a green area with aromatic herbs that allow to disconnect from everyday life and enjoy an exceptional place.


the concept aimed to compress and expand the bands that run around the perimeter
image © orlando gutiérrez

 

 

zooco estudio perceives this property as a whole, like a set. the use of space in different ways creates a unique concept without forgetting practicality and comfort, without restrains. a great part of the project is covered by mosaic glass developed by hisbalit. the intention was to create a singular and unique space using distinctive materials: the touch of wood on the floor, the effect of a ceiling coated by mirror and the play of colors and mosaics, that provides the whole space a point of attachment.


each wall has a goal and a function by creating one central stay where life is carried out
image © orlando gutiérrez


the surface of each wall exhibits the different scenes that daily life requires
image © orlando gutiérrez


different materials divide the apartment space
image © orlando gutiérrez


the use of mirrors on the ceilings contributes with the enhancement of the small area
image © orlando gutiérrez

zooco estudio perceives their creation as a whole, like a set
image © orlando gutiérrez


a green area with aromatic herbs allows to disconnect from everyday life
image © orlando gutiérrez

the use of space in different ways creates a unique concept without forgetting practicality and comfort
image © orlando gutiérrez

a great part of the project is covered by mosaic glass developed by hisbalit
image © orlando gutiérrez


the bathroom has a wall showcasing an urban environment
image © orlando gutiérrez

 

 

designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

 

edited by: juliana neira | designboom

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

    have something to add? share your thoughts in our comments section below.

    comments policy
    LOG IN
    designboom's comment policy guidelines
    generally speaking, if we publish something, it's because we're genuinely interested in the subject. we hope you'll share this interest and if you know even more about it, please share! our goal in the discussion threads is to have good conversation and we prefer constructive opinions. we and our readers have fun with entertaining ones. designboom welcomes alerts about typos, incorrect names, and the like.
    the correction is at the discretion of the post editor and may not happen immediately.

    what if you disagree with what we or another commenter has to say?
    let's hear it! but please understand that offensive, inappropriate, or just plain annoying comments may be deleted or shortened.

    - please do not make racist, sexist, anti-semitic, homophobic or otherwise offensive comments.
    - please don't personally insult the writers or your fellow commenters.
    - please avoid using offensive words, replacing a few letters with asterisks is not a valid workaround.
    - please don't include your website or e-mail address in your comments for the purpose of self-promotion.
    - please respect jury verdicts and do not discuss offensively on the competition results
    (there is only one fist prize, and designboom usually asks renown professionals to help us to promote talent.
    in addition to the awarded designs, we do feel that almost all deserve our attention, that is why we publish
    the best 100-200 entries too.)

    a link is allowed in comments as long as they add value in the form of information, images, humor, etc. (links to the front page of your personal blog or website are not okay). unwelcome links (to commercial products or services of others, offensive material etc. ) will be redacted. and, ... yes, spam gets banned. no, we do not post fake comments.

    (80 articles)

    (29 articles)

    (3 articles)

    architecture news