Today we’re sharing another slick Spanish home from one of our favourite local studios in Madrid, Lucas y Hernández-Gil. While their last project, House PV2, was all about preserving the historic features of the building this 200 metre home, set between the Paseo del Pardo and the Barrio de las Letras areas of Madrid, has a very different sensibility.
Originally designed by prominent Spanish architect Gutierrez Soto in the 1950s, the building was one of the first examples in Madrid of a residential building built from a concrete structure. This feature became a prominent part of the revised design from Lucas y Hernández-Gil, who pulled back the compartmentalised structure of the original home, creating large open spaces where the concrete foundations are still present, adding an industrial foil to the airy modern decor.
Having found their perfect blank slate space, the client’s wish was to see their art collection in its full glory in the home. To this end, the design delivers a concept halfway between a house and an art gallery, uniting domestic spaces with intruiguing design pieces and artwork. Oak floorboards, polished concrete and Macael marble were all revived from the original structure to the new spaces to add character to the home and contrast to the white walls and sleek cabinetry. This neutral palette also works well to compliment the owner’s collection of art and design objects, including iconic pieces from Cassina, Flos and even one or two items designed by the design studio itself! We love the eclectic, artistic spirit of the home, perfectly complemented by the chic materials and simple palette.
Contributing to the gallery aesthetic, an ingenious feature of the design is the sliding doors that can seperate out spaces of the open plan living area seamlessly, allowing the residents to use and shape the home layout as required.