The biggest challenge has been to achieve the greatest amplitude with such a small surface area.

We wanted to create a calm, clear and bright atmosphere that contrasts for example with a radically different bathroom. We love to work by contrast. Very bright spaces with very intimate, dark spaces. Raw and rough elements like original bricks with smooth, neat, lacquered surfaces. Black and white!.

client: PRIVATE
location: MADRID. SPAIN
surface: 65 m2
architecture project: IGLESIAS-HAMELIN ARQUITECTOS
styling and interior design: IGLESIAS-HAMELIN ARQUITECTOS
photography: SALVA LÓPEZ

casa MOB by IGLESIAS HAMELIN ARQUITECTOS - Sheet4
©SALVA LÓPEZ

In the same way, we have worked with spaces that are very compressed in height (entrance to the house, bathroom) that contrasts with others very high spaces. These transitions favor the surprise effect, which is to be appreciated in a house with reduced dimensions, as well as qualifying the different spaces. The fact of having reduced the height at the entrance and in the bathroom allows us to gain an additional space above for guests to sleep

We have been very sincere with the construction elements showing the beauty of exposed brick, the precision of the steel structures and the attractiveness of the exposed installations.

casa MOB by IGLESIAS HAMELIN ARQUITECTOS - Sheet6
©SALVA LÓPEZ

There are many decorative items brought from different trips around the world. Pottery from Japan, Vietnam, Cape verde, Iran, Morocco. Textiles from Morocco and Iran.

One of the biggest problems we had in the project was moving the bathroom to the center of the house because it was originally on the back facade. When moving the bathroom to the center, we had to carry the pipes through the floor having to raise the floor in the bedroom. Taking advantage of the fact that we had to raise the floor of the bedroom, we thought it would be a good idea to fit a bed with storage in that space. By inserting the bed in this space, it would appear that the mattress sits directly on the floor like a “tatami”. In this way we solve a technical problem, gaining a storage space

This is the bed that we have embedded in the floor

casa MOB by IGLESIAS HAMELIN ARQUITECTOS - Sheet9
©SALVA LÓPEZ

A very important point of the project has been the choice of lamps. We wanted to create a cozy and warm environment so we had to rely on the great classics of lighting.

In our housing projects we try to create the best container, to contain the lives of our clients. We want our architecture to make life easier for our clients and not hinder it

©SALVA LÓPEZ

Ambient lamps:

– model: Akari 1N. design by Isamu Noguchi .(1951)  Manufactured in Japan. Distributed by VITRA

-model: Akari 55A. Design by Isamu Noguchi.(1951) Manufactured in Japan. Distributed by VITRA

-model: Cestita Lamp. Design by Miguel Mila. (1962). manufactured by Santa&Cole.

-Spherical lamp of natural fibers bought in an antique shop in Madrid.

Office lamp:

-Model:  Tolomeo Lamp. Design by Giancarlo Fassina. manufactured by Artemide.

Furniture:

-chairs. Eames Armchair DAR (1950). Design by Charles & Ray Eames. manufactured by VITRA.

-stools. Elephant Stool. Design by Sori Yanagui, (1954). manufactured by VITRA.

– Danish liquor cabinet (60´) bought in an antique shop in Madrid.

– Savoy vase. Design by Alvar Aalto (1937). manufactured by Iittala.

-Ash table . model Ypperling. Design by HAY. manufactured by IKEA.

Tiles:

  • Kitchen tiles. manufactured by CINCA in portugal.
  • Floor tiles are manufactured by SALONI in spain.
  • Bathroom tiles manufactured by SALONI in spain.
Author

Rethinking The Future (RTF) is a Global Platform for Architecture and Design. RTF through more than 100 countries around the world provides an interactive platform of highest standard acknowledging the projects among creative and influential industry professionals.

Write A Comment