HOUSE P82 in Madrid, Spain by Lucas y Hernandez-Gil | Yellowtrace

HOUSE P82 in Madrid, Spain by Lucas y Hernandez-Gil | Yellowtrace

HOUSE P82 in Madrid, Spain by Lucas y Hernandez-Gil | Yellowtrace

HOUSE P82 in Madrid, Spain by Lucas y Hernandez-Gil | Yellowtrace

HOUSE P82 in Madrid, Spain by Lucas y Hernandez-Gil | Yellowtrace

 

Our friends from Madrid-based architecture practice Lucas y Hernandez-Gil have sent us their latest residential project – House P82 that’s a little bit too cute note to share.

Located in the city centre of the Spanish capital, the original mid-twenties century apartment felt dark and highly compartmentalised. Lucas y Hernandez-Gil’s renovation focused on delivering a flexible new layout via the large custom-designed furniture piece by Kresta Design – Lucas y Hernandez-Gil’s product design arm – which conceals a sliding door within it.

During the refurbishment, the design team discovered a beautiful original concrete structure, which they decided to expose through ceiling beams and columns.

The presence of raw concrete creates a lovely contrast with the delicate form of the custom furniture piece. The shelf itself is super light, made by hand from 1mm thick sheet metal and 10mm hollow tube. It has a baked enamel finish in the most perfect coral colour (the kind I wish to rock on my lips this coming summer, just so you know). The shelf was designed to appear light while acting as a genuinely sturdy, functional element that has a dual purpose.

I am also crazy keen on the gorgeous little perspectives by Lucas y Hernandez-Gil, which show how the team imagines the completed interior. So great, no?

Read on for a little Q&A with the designers on further insight into this project. Enjoy!

 

Related: Modernist Apartment Renovation in Madrid by Lucas Y Hernández-Gil.

 

HOUSE P82 in Madrid, Spain by Lucas y Hernandez-Gil | Yellowtrace

HOUSE P82 in Madrid, Spain by Lucas y Hernandez-Gil | Yellowtrace

HOUSE P82 in Madrid, Spain by Lucas y Hernandez-Gil | Yellowtrace

 

+ What’s your favourite thing about this project?

The space we created in the living room with the rounded window, the concrete structure, and the custom shelf we made specifically for this house.

+ And the most challenging aspect?

It was a very dark space and we manage to get light to every corner of the house.

+ What did you learn during the project?

The power of design to change spaces.

+ Would you have done anything differently?

We would have loved to have made more custom furniture through our product arm Kresta Design.

+Any other interesting facts you could share with us?

This refurbishment was really well received in the building and every neighbour was willing to see it. Beforehand, nobody wanted to buy this apartment because it was too dark and compartmentalised.

 

See more project by Lucas y Hernández-Gil on Yellowtrace here.

 

 


[Images courtesy of Lucas y Hernández-Gil. Photography by José Hevia.]

 

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