Complete renovation of a detached single-family dwelling located at the north-west of Madrid. The main intervention consists in generating a double height around the living area of the house; this organizes the lobby in the upper floor. As a unifying element, a shelf rises colonizing both living and lobby spaces. This way we integrate aesthetic and functionality in one single element. The first stairway stretch is a solid, lifted volume in contrast with the second stretch that develops into a corrugated metal sheet that fold generating the steps. The material selection is binary: oak tree wood in pavements and white surface finish in shelves, walls and roof. This scheme is twisted in the kitchen area. In the bedrooms level the white slats note the limit of the hallway hiding the bathroom and bedroom doors.
Project Name: 6House
Studio Name: Zooco Estudio
Project Manager: Miguel Crespo Picot, Javier Guzmán Benito, Sixto Martín
Cunstruction: NIMBO PROYECTOS S.L
Photographer: Imagen Subliminal
ZOOCO ESTUDIO is a young architectural firm founded in 2008 by Miguel Crespo Picot, Javier Guzmán Benito and Sixto Martín Martínez, with head offices in Madrid and Santander. ZOOCO ESTUDIO´s philosophy is facing each project, from interior interventions to large structures building, through the same creative process.
Developing projects with different scales, we realize that architectural decisions are always the same: to create spaces that give response to needs and environment, always based on the generation of a clear concept as the base of the project. This vision of architecture and the flexibility to adapt to different projects, has made us understand our profession at a time of social and economic crisis.
ZOOCO ESTUDIO tries to project with fine materials and simple shapes to achieve a timeless and functional aesthetic. We always search for neutral spaces and projects that last over the years. With this objective, we combine the research into new materials and systems, with the knowledge of traditional processes.