She from the UK, Japanese descent, he from Spain. Why not? is the name of the bar where they saw each other for the first time.
This project is a 60 square metre house renovation for a young cuople and their dog in the lively neighbourhood of Chueca in Madrid. Structural interventions were minimal, preserving the existing 1900 original construction. The main challenge of the renewal was to transform the pre-existing fixed and closed rooms into a flexible and fluid space using as few operations as possible.
The core of the house in wood is inspired in the oriental culture whereas the other rooms look purposely simpler in order to highlight the Madrilenian outdoor surroundings.
A big living room with two balconies is the most frequented and alive room during the day. A small bedroom near the inner courtyard of the building provides the intimacy and the silence required to sleep in the night.
Materials are selected in order to create diverse and rich ambients into this small world. Crossed views are guaranteed in all the spaces giving a big sense of amplitude. Mirrors are part of the design, reflecting light and bringing infinite horizons to the rooms.