three vibrant tiled blocks infuse pops of color into tiny madrid apartment

three vibrant tiled blocks infuse pops of color into tiny madrid apartment

Estudio Gonzalo del Val + Toni Gelabert remodel flat in madrid

 

THREE PIECES/ TRES PIEZAS is a dynamic and adaptable home designed by Estudio Gonzalo del Val + Toni Gelabert. This project responds to the changing urban landscape of Madrid post-pandemic, where vacant tourist apartments are being repurposed, and remote work is on the rise. Formerly two separate tourist apartments are unified into a functional and enjoyable home after the owner’s return to Madrid following work abroad. The plan attends to the new owner’s needs for a versatile living space for both personal use and hosting international guests, as well as a workspace for remote work. The design centers around three distinct elements that redefine the apartment’s layout within its compact 70 sqm footprint. The renovated apartment is photographed by José Hevia.

three vibrant tiled blocks infuse pops of color into tiny madrid apartment
all images by José Hevia

 

 

three tiled blocks organize the domestic environment

 

A birch wood box houses the kitchen and bookcase, while a salmon-tiled structure contains the dining area and entrance. A ‘technified’ totem with yellow tiles organizes the main room, dividing it into four functional areas; bedroom, dressing room, sink, and shower.

 

Located in Madrid’s neighborhood of Lavapiés, the house transforms into an enjoyable and comfortable space for a single person adjusting dynamic volumes into the layout. The design team enhances the apartment’s flexibility by sliding doors that can be strategically opened or closed to optimize space utilization. For instance, when all doors are open, the room becomes a suite with an adjoining bathroom. Closing specific doors creates separate bathroom and toilet areas, allowing easy access to the main room.

three vibrant tiled blocks infuse pops of color into tiny madrid apartment
formerly two separate tourist apartments are unified into a functional and enjoyable home

three vibrant tiled blocks infuse pops of color into tiny madrid apartment
the plan attends to the new owner’s needs for a versatile living space and workspace for remote work

three vibrant tiled blocks infuse pops of color into tiny madrid apartment
 a birch wood box houses the kitchen and bookcase standing in the common area

three vibrant tiled blocks infuse pops of color into tiny madrid apartment
the design centers around three distinct elements that redefine the apartment’s layout

three vibrant tiled blocks infuse pops of color into tiny madrid apartment
a salmon-tiled structure contains the dining area and entrance

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the design enhances the apartment’s flexibility and optimizes space utilization

 

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a 'technified' totem with yellow tiles organizes the main room
a 'technified' totem with yellow tiles organizes the main room
the intimate zone divids into four functional areas; bedroom, dressing room, sink, and shower
the intimate zone divids into four functional areas; bedroom, dressing room, sink, and shower
three vibrant tiled blocks infuse pops of color into tiny madrid apartment
 
three vibrant tiled blocks infuse pops of color into tiny madrid apartment
 

project info:

 

name: THREE PIECES/ TRES PIEZAS
architect: Estudio Gonzalo del Val | @gonzalo_delval + Toni Gelabert

collaborating architects: Clara Castañeda, Ignacio Bengoechea

construction: Vistto Estudio Kitchen

carpentry: Cubro Design

ceramics: Cinca nova arquitectura

location: Lavapies, Madrid, Spain

photography: José Hevia

 

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: christina vergopoulou | designboom

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