Splashy yet restrained, Jorge Pizarro’s thoroughly contemporary update of a 130-square-metre family home passed down over three generations brings it up to the minute. In a quest to find its true essence as dictated by its structure and functions, the architect stripped away the Madrid residence’s former divisions and defined three new spaces: the nave (made up of the living areas), the house (where the sleeping quarters are) and the patio (a fun secondary circulation path through the home). The bottom half of the kitchen’s two-toned wall – painted electric teal – spills onto the floor and floods the patio. Emphasizing contrast, Pizarro appointed this outdoor corridor with metal plant stands painted an equally high-voltage orange.
Project FA07 Location Madrid, Spain Firm Ensalada Works Team Jorge Pizarro and Daniel Guerra Photo Miguel de Guzmán/Imagen Subliminal