The challenge of turning a workshop into a home is something that we are no longer surprised by, but Arquitectura G gets a unique and personal space once again with this duotone apartment.
On the first visit with the client, the architects remember how the sewing machines and the fabric rolls were still there. It was an opened space workshop that closed a few years ago.
From Arquitectura G they explain how they accepted the fact that they wouldn’t be able to achieve traditional domestic spaces; it’s all about taming it, like a wild animal that has learned to live with you but will never forget its roots.
There were two main goals to achieve with the proposal. One of them was to reduce the scale of this space to the human individual, and the other one is not making it lose its own character. From this main points they discarded partitions as dividers, creating a fluid space.
In this duotone apartment, there are different partition elements that never reach the walls or the ceiling.
For the bedroom -the last room in the house- they wanted to create a retirement feeling for the user, following the same premises that they used to create the rest of the house. A platform was the final solution to have the water point and “hug” the client. This platform reduces the height and dominates the rest.
Regarding materials it’s a simple project, with only two colours and each one of them in two textures. The plain green in a continuous paving and 10x10cm ceramics, and the varnished MDF combined with another one with the 10×10 texture.
Photographies by José Hevia