Non-standard work with color and “focus” with a mirrored cabinet in the project of the Spanish studio EstudioReciente.
This small apartment is located in the center of Madrid, on the third floor of a 1927 building built by the Spanish Art Nouveau master Luis Ferrero. However, when designing the interiors of the apartment, the architects from the local studio EstudioReciente focused on a completely different style – the avant-garde color modernism of the villa Sonneveld House (Rotterdam, 1933). From the functionalist interiors of Villa EstudioReciente, unusual shades were borrowed — lime and wine, as well as the key colors of the modernist palette – yellow and blue.
The architects made a small space of the apartment open, isolating only the bedroom and bathroom, but provided solutions that help to allocate separate zones. So, between the living room and the dining room, located in the corner of the room, they hung a textile curtain on an inconspicuous cable. The authors partially obscured the kitchen with a practical built-in wardrobe, which houses a refrigerator, an oven and a buffet. They decorated its backdrop with a minimalist mirror panel, which visually expands the space and “doubles” the flow of light from the windows.
The charisma of the interior is given by a complex color scheme. The architects covered the floors and walls with lime-colored plaster, which looks unusual next to the burgundy tiles and the facades of cabinets in the kitchen. The basic pastel look of the living room is “broken” by unexpected inclusions of color: a dramatic curtain as if from the Red Room of Twin Peaks, yellow metal supports, chairs and a table of electric blue shade. The color diversity of the project does not end there — the bathroom is decorated in warm blue, the hallway area with compact built-in wardrobes is in deep emerald.
In a small bedroom, the authors collided not only shades of different tones, but also contrasting textures. There is a velvet blue carpet, matte lime walls, smooth geometric grape-colored curbstones, black-and-white graphics on the walls and bed linen made of textured mustard linen.
Drawings for the project.