Lights in the attic
by Enrique Krahe

After a long period abroad, Rosa and Juanma start a new stage in Madrid. They found a penthouse in the city center and their wish was to renovate it into a place where to display their art collection, their books and music, and the objects they have gathered while in Europe.

The new plan transforms the previous layout of the apartment, establishing a sequence of nested spaces living – dinning – kitchen. The narrow corridor was transformed into a library (that merges with part of the attic in order to get Northern natural light) as a space both for distribution and stay, in transition towards the more private areas, and is completed with a reading corner.

The mezzanine, a working and leisure space, asoma both to the living room and to the double height kitchen.

Architects: Enrique Krahe
Collaborators: Aranzazu Montero, Francisco Yáñez, Laura Delgado
Contractor: Bruno Miguélez
Location: Madrid, Spain
Date: 2017
Photography: Imagen Subliminal (Miguel de Guzmán + Rocío Romero)

Architects: Enrique Krahe

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Enrique Krahe graduated from ETSA Madrid in 1999. Previously, he had studied in Venice and Paris. Since 2000 he runs his own practice in Madrid and since 2009 in Delft [Netherlands]. Working on his own, his office’s proposals have been awarded in several architectural competitions [Lamp, Hernández Gil, IALD, Europan 8 Cáceres, Europan 9 Trondheim, Europan 10 Emmen, Nominee EU Mies Awards 2009-2011, FAD, AR+d, Enor, Saloni…].
At the same time, he’s developed a continuous editorial activity, started in 2002 co-editor of Oeste Magazine. His critical essays have been published in books and magazines.
He has been granted as researcher by the COAM Cultural Foundation, has conducted workshops in the UIC [Barcelona], NTNU Trondheim [Norway], Iberoamerican University of Puebla [Mexico], TU Delft and has been teaching in the UCJC until he moved to Delft, where he currently collaborates with several universities. His projects have been published in numerous media and have taken part in exhibitions such us VIII BIA, Freshmadrid, XI Mostra Internazionale di Architettura di Venecia or VII BIAU.