for a mid-twentieth century apartment in the center of madrid, which was originally very cramped and dark, the project by lucas y hernández-gil focuses on offering a flexible distribution through big custom-made furniture pieces hiding sliding doors. the bright white space comlemented by an exeptional and elegant simplicity is concentrated around a bespoke shelving structure of coral color created by the studio’s furniture workshop kresta design.

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during the refurbishing, the architects have descovered a unique concrete structure — now, as they have kept it, the rough material contrasts the polished wood surfaces and smooth laquered metal shelf. the sliding doors make the apartment flexible and suitable for all kinds for occasions — from a wide studio with simple space dividers, it turns into separate living room and bedroom. 

lucas y hernández-gil completes a madrid apartment with a coral-painted metal shelf

 

 

the light, handmade ‘genuine shelf’ is made of 1 mm thick metal sheet and a 10 mm hollow tube with baked enamel finish. insired by paul klee’s angels, it perfectly matches the space, while standing out as a centerpiece. ‘the rigidity is provided by diagrammatic elements with different angles that create a score, a stave where books and objects are collected as musical notes,’ says the team.

lucas y hernández-gil completes a madrid apartment with a coral-painted metal shelf designboom

 

lucas y hernández-gil completes a madrid apartment with a coral-painted metal shelf

 

lucas y hernández-gil completes a madrid apartment with a coral-painted metal shelf designboom

 

lucas y hernández-gil completes a madrid apartment with a coral-painted metal shelf

 

lucas y hernández-gil completes a madrid apartment with a coral-painted metal shelf designboom

 

lucas y hernández-gil completes a madrid apartment with a coral-painted metal shelf    

 

 

project info:

 

architects: lucas y hernández-gil

furniture: kresta design

location: madrid, spain