pía mendaro-designed artist's studio in madrid has a bed suspended from its ceiling
 

pía mendaro-designed artist's studio in madrid has a bed suspended from its ceiling

in madrid, spanish architect pía mendaro has designed a home/studio for her friend, artist clara cebrian. named ‘topo’s shed’, the space is a converted warehouse that measures 10 meters by 10 meters (33 x 33ft). ‘clara is an artist and does not like overly designed things,’ explains mendaro. ‘she wanted something ‘like ron weasley’s house’; something that could adapt to the needs that appear over time.’ consequently, the project was designed to be as flexible as possible — serving as a ‘basis for life to happen’.

pía mendaro-designed artist's studio in madrid has a bed suspended from its ceiling
all images by manuel ocaña

 

 

the focal point of the interior is the elevated bed, which mendaro designed alongside manuel ocaña. capable of supporting up to five people, the lightweight, suspended platform is accessed via a separate structure — a movable device reminiscent of airplane step ladders. as well as freeing up valuable floor space for cebrian’s work, the raised sleeping accommodation also provides external views and access to an outdoor space — an element of the design that the architect believes is necessary for mental health.

pía mendaro-designed artist's studio in madrid has a bed suspended from its ceiling

 

 

read as a perfect square, the interior is contained beneath a gable roof held by two steel rafters. the bathroom is hidden behind a single wall, which also serves as a backdrop for the kitchen and its appliances. apart from a couch in one corner of the room, the remainder of the space has been left empty, with the artist’s work taking precedence. as well as working freelance, pía mendaro is also a member of endemico — a young architecture studio based in madrid. 

pía mendaro-designed artist's studio in madrid has a bed suspended from its ceiling

pía mendaro-designed artist's studio in madrid has a bed suspended from its ceiling

pía mendaro-designed artist's studio in madrid has a bed suspended from its ceiling

pía mendaro-designed artist's studio in madrid has a bed suspended from its ceiling

pía mendaro-designed artist's studio in madrid has a bed suspended from its ceiling

pía mendaro-designed artist's studio in madrid has a bed suspended from its ceiling

pía mendaro-designed artist's studio in madrid has a bed suspended from its ceiling

pía mendaro-designed artist's studio in madrid has a bed suspended from its ceiling

pía mendaro-designed artist's studio in madrid has a bed suspended from its ceiling

 

 

project info:

 

architect: pía mendaro
promoter: clara cebrian
production: fast&furious office
photography: manuel ocaña
location: madrid, spain
built area: 100 sqm / 1,076 sqf
date: 2020

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