The Ceramic House is situated in an early 20th century building in Madrid. Designed by the Spanish architect Héctor Ruiz-Velázquez, this former attic is transformed into a living space with multiple levels.

Now, this would have to be one of the most impractical apartments in history. Ok, perhaps that’s “a bit” of an exaggeration, but I’m slightly disturbed by the massive void around the bed on the upper level. Whether or not child and/ or pet friendly spaces are a consideration for you, how about arriving home or going to the bathroom in the middle of the night after a big one, if that’s the sort of thing you’re into (and if you are, I’m not here to judge). I could take it so much further with comments about the void around the bed, but I won’t cause this is a family show. I’m also quite concerned about the miniature living space and that teeny tiny bathroom.

Having said all that, I still find this apartment extremely beautiful, elegant and stylish. So I think I’m just about ready to give in to the fantasy especially as this is a concept interior of sorts. It was done in response to the brief set-out by ASCER (Asociación Española de Fabricantes de Azulejos y Pavimentos Cerámicos – Spanish Association of Tile and Ceramic Flooring Manufacturers) for the creation of a new living concept, where “the ceramic receives special treatment which turns it into the indisputable protagonist of the space.”

Interesante.

 

 


Photography by Pedro Martínez.

More images here and here.

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Dana Tomić Hughes
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Dana is an award-winning interior designer living in Sydney, Australia. With an unhealthy passion for design, Dana commits to an abnormal amount of daily design research. Regular travel and attendance at premier design events, enables Dana to stay at the forefront of the design world globally. While she is super serious about design, Dana never takes herself - nor design - too seriously. Together with her life and business partner, Nick Hughes, Dana is Boss Lady at Studio Yellowtrace, specialising in Interior Design, Creative Direction and Special Projects. The studio takes a highly conceptual and holistic approach to translating brands & ideas into places.

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