mirrored surfaces expand HANGHAR's 1970s apartment renovation in madrid

mirrored surfaces expand HANGHAR's 1970s apartment renovation in madrid

HANGHAR RENOVATES 65 sqm apartment in MADRID

 

HANGHAR has renovated a 65 sqm apartment situated in a 1970s building in madrid with a flexible spatial configuration and a simple, direct material palette. the original apartment is subdivided into four equal rooms, each measuring 3.5 x 3.5 m, creating a spatial isotropy connected through large, central openings. mirrored surfaces across the home expand the sense of space and highlight the presence of the original fireplace, which has been preserved. a continuous, scale-less red linoleum sheet covers the apartment’s floor, conceived as an abstraction of the traditional clay tile commonly found in homes of the area. meanwhile, the ceiling has been covered in enamel to amplify the lights and colors present in the home while the cooking area, made out of stainless steel and mirrors, simply disappears.mirrored surfaces expand HANGHAR's 1970s apartment renovation in madridall images by luis díaz díaz

 

‘LARA HOUSE’ offers a flexible spatial system

 

following the spatial investigation firstly carried at the local studio’s ‘ronda house’ (see more here), the project is understood as a spatial system indifferent to the site in which is implemented.‘in response to the rapid real estate bubble the city is currently in, the home distances itself from market driven logics and offers a flexible system capable of evading prefixed and conventional definitions,’ explains HANGHAR. conceptually generic whilst physically specific, the system negates any relationship to perimeter, program nor orientation. the only two elements that create a visual reference and ground one’s presence in the space are the preserved fireplace and the cooking area.

mirrored surfaces expand HANGHAR's 1970s apartment renovation in madrid
mirrored wall expands the sense of space

mirrored surfaces expand HANGHAR's 1970s apartment renovation in madrid
a continuous, scale-less red linoleum sheeting covers the apartment’s floor

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mirrored surfaces expand HANGHAR's 1970s apartment renovation in madrid
the apartment’s original fireplace has been preserved

mirrored surfaces expand HANGHAR's 1970s apartment renovation in madrid
the cooking area is made out of stainless steel and mirrors

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mirrored surfaces expand HANGHAR’s 1970s apartment renovation in madrid
 
light reflected on the kitchen's stainless steel surface
light reflected on the kitchen's stainless steel surface
mirrored surfaces expand HANGHAR’s 1970s apartment renovation in madrid
 
mirrored surfaces expand HANGHAR’s 1970s apartment renovation in madrid
 
mirrored surfaces expand HANGHAR’s 1970s apartment renovation in madrid
 
green marble and mirrors in the bathroom
green marble and mirrors in the bathroom
the mirrors create an intricate visual effect in the bathroom
the mirrors create an intricate visual effect in the bathroom
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axonometric
floor plan
floor plan
furniture plan 01
furniture plan 01
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furniture plan 02
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furniture plan 03
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furniture plan 04

project info:

 

name: lara house

architect: HANGHAR

contractor: lithe

size: 65 m2

location: madrid, spain

year: 2021
photography: luis díaz díaz

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