Every house is a theatre
Refurbishment of a minimal space, Madrid
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How can you get a multitude of spaces out of only one?
Susaloon is a minimal intervention in a domestic space to convert Susana’s home into a flexible and transformable space.
The project development comprises three simple strategies. The first one is an acupuncture operation to adapt the configuration of the space to the needs of its inhabitant, relocating certain household items to optimise the distribution and everyday use.
The second strategy involves opening up certain divisions to extend some spaces such as the living room. There will thus be more natural lighting and wonderful views of the Madrid horizon for the inhabitable spaces.
The third strategy is the integration of a series of fold-down and sliding devices that are used to divide the spaces, deploy a work space, a large dining table, a bed for a surprise guest, a spacious area to practice shiatsu or to reorganise the storage space.
As a result, the main space of the house is configured like the black box in a theatre: a stage that can alter the domestic setting with simple operations that turn one house into many.
Arquitectos/ Architects: elii – Uriel Fogué + Eva Gil + Carlos Palacios
Equipo/Team: elii – Pedro P. García + Alicia García Martín + Claire Laborde
Promotor/Developer: Susana Ciriza
Construcción/Construction: Dionisio Torralba Constucciones
Carpintería / Carpentry: Alfredo Merino Caldas
Fotógrafía/Photography: Miguel de Guzmán / Rocío Romero (www.imagensubliminal.com)
Superficie / Surface: 23,5m2
Fecha / Date: 2014
Emplazamiento / Location: Madrid