Architects from the Spanish studio Burr turned the former office into a modern minimalist apartment with the help of hanging racks of bright blue color.
The work on the project of a residential apartment, which is located in a former office space, was described by Madrid architects Burr Studio as a series of interventions that transform the space. Instead of changing the layout, they accentuated the different areas of the spacious apartment with the help of racks and structures made of blue sheet metal.
“First of all, we cleaned the walls and ceilings of the room: this provided a “raw” basic background for further work,” the authors of the project explain. “The next step was the integration of contrasting elements that filled existing niches and defined new boundaries of zones”” The main such element was an artificial “corridor” that separates the living room and dining room. It includes ceiling panels and two laconic racks attached to the ceiling and hovering ten centimeters above the floor surface. The plywood flooring, which the architects used to cover the living room floor, also helps to zone the space.
Blocks of blue color are found in a minimalist white interior here and there: this is a library in the study, a hinged window-bar between the kitchen and dining room, a pedestal in the bathroom and a beam in the gym. The third important element of the palette was wooden surfaces, softening the radical asceticism of the project. In the dining room, the architects installed a monumental table and benches on cylindrical supports, and sliding doors, wall panels and facades of some cabinets were made of chipboard. The laconic bedroom is decorated with a “sunny” headboard-a semicircle of bright yellow color.