former industrial building in madrid fitted with transformable furniture + indoor swings
 

former industrial building in madrid fitted with transformable furniture + indoor swings

 

in spain, architects marta muñoz and josean ruiz esquiroz have transformed a former industrial setting into a flexible live/work space. located in madrid, the scheme’s primary architectural strategies are based on duplication and saving, in terms of both energy and space. the project — photographed by miguel de guzmán — is titled ‘ctrl+green’, a name that references the vegetation that surrounds the home’s indoor areas.

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all images by miguel de guzmán / imagen subliminal

 

 

as the industrial space didn’t have any thermal insulation, muñoz and ruiz esquiroz began by creating a second skin with a wraparound ‘gallery’, large enough to be used as a pedestrian corridor. this gesture also isolates the interior space thermally and acoustically. sunlight entering through large windows is filtered by a hanging garden and wireless motorized blinds.

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the former industrial setting has been transformed into a flexible live/work space

 

 

the interstitial space measures a total of 40 meters in length (131 feet), and faces three different directions. in order to allow for views out, the architects elevated the floor by 45 cm (18 inches). below this perimeter band, which doubles externally as a terrace, several wheeled drawers are hidden, offering plentiful storage. to the south, a greenhouse contains hanging plants, while the western façade features an integrated cushioned bench and worktable. finally, to the north, a fold-down bed is surrounded by wardrobes.

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units with wheels allow for easy internal reconfiguration

 

 

the construction of a luminous new floor, positioned above the previously existing one, allows the installation of a low temperature radiant floor that also contains new plumbing utilities. hidden bellow the perimeter gallery, 21 mobile drawers — assembled with no screws or adhesives — have been designed in different sizes. the architects have also constructed three pieces of furniture: a transparent table, the computer office tables, and the auxiliary bar table, all of which are on wheels.

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a second skin isolates the interior space thermally and acoustically

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the western façade features an integrated cushioned bench and worktable

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a luminous new floor has been positioned above the previously existing one

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the kitchen is positioned at the center of the plan

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a fold-down bed is surrounded by wardrobes and additional storage

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sunlight is filtered by wireless motorized blinds

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the sleeping area adjoins a bathroom

 

 

project info:

 

name: ctrl+green
architects: marta muñoz + josean ruiz esquiroz
location: madrid, spain
completed: 2016
type: interior renovation
client: private
contractor: trazo. gestión integral de proyectos

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