Mimicking with our immediate sorroundings – the Bay of Mazarron (Murcia) –, ‘’Tutti Frutti House’’ materializes itself by engaging in a dialogue with the sensation of serenity and peace of mind that the proximity with the sea brings with it.
Studio Name: Estudio Gurú
Design Team: Eva Torrecillas y César Vera
Area: Interior Design
Location: Mazarrón (Murcia)
Photography Credits: José Filemón
Thus, to enhance the luminosity of the house, the space is dyed white, calming its spatiality and freeing it up from the confrontations that would mean filling this space with diverse materials that would perceptively shrink the space. In this way, the white sensation manages to lighten the house, spreading its light fluidly throughout the sinuous and articulating area of the house.
And over this blank canvas, color pigments appear, sweetening the spatial experience in ‘’Tutti Frutti House’’.
We place ourself in a traditional beach construction from the 70s in Mazarron (Murcia). In these type of constructions it was common tryinig to make the most of the spatial size by _ itself, room by room. The walls limit the incoming light and the spectacular view of the Bay of Mazarron. The low-quality materials have deteriorated over the years.
The project is charged to us by a family with two small children who spending time their whole lives on this beach. The parents and other relatives lives so near, allowing them designing their house in a free manner: this house is just for them and their enjoyment.
The needs are limited: a flexible day area, and a well differentiated night area away from the main façade. While, the storage is as hidden as possible.
In order to divide the space organically, we inspire ourserlf on nautical forms to structure the space. A huge skin of wooden slats separates the master bedroom: on one side of the skin of wood we place the kitchen and common area, and on the other side closets and shoe cabinets. In turn, this sinuous curve also acommodate the pillars, creating a visually clean effect. A second curve, this time in white microcement, hides the bathroom and the children’s bedroom. The doors are making by a flush mounting, always seeking to offer a clean appearance of the space with the least visual interruptions.
To light and to ventilate the bedrooms, we place ourself around a small patio witch an access from the house, and where we also locate the laundry area and the clean area.
In terms of the coating materials, It was decided to reduce to a minimum: wood, white resin and microcement.
The choice of furniture has been an strategic axis in the project. In the kitchen, the white furniture seeks to disappear from the people view and only around the table does wood appear in the Vitra Standard chairs designed by Jean Prouvé. We chose the Marseille de Nemo lamp designed by Le Corbusier for its functionality, now illuminating the table, now the ceiling. Its folding arm makes it perfect to move wherever it’s needed.
The Sancal Next Stop sofa, designed by Luca Nichetto, is ideal for creating large seating areas, but it also allows you to take a pleasant nap. We combine it in different sizes and colors, blurring the idea of a single living area. Everything is mobile, so you can celebrate an aperitif with the family or enjoy a great meal since the spaces do not preserve the traditional structure of a living room-dinning room-living room.
The Pilastro stools, designed by Ettore Sotsas for Kartell, are perfect for providing support or being an improvised stool.
The all common space is illuminated with the Parentesi lamps by Flos, designed by Achille Castiglioni, which offer a multitude of positions as their arm goes up and down and rotates 360º, allowing them to illuminate the ceiling, paintings or a book, as needed.
The bedrooms have been designed seeking the uniformity of the space, although with touches of colour. In the main bedroom, the purity of the forms continues in its spatiality: on one side, the Totana de Pott model lamp table designed by Isaac Piñeiro, while, on the other side, the lamp from the same series hangs over a small table with a ceramic foot and a white lacquered top, designed for this space by Estudio Gurú and manufacturated by Pott.
The children’s bedroom seeks the perfect symmetry of the shapes, which is appreciated in such a small space. Only the Kartell Componibili designed by Anna Castelli offers the color accent. The Ferm living wallpaper is placed under a small black lacquered wooden molding and acts as a headboard without taking up space in the small bedroom. The result is a luminous space with color accents, where the spatial atmosphere is perceived like a relaxed and purely holiday experience.