Zooco Estudio Designs a Meditative and Minimalist Apartment in Madrid
To create a shared duplex in Madrid for a father and his son, local firm Zooco Estudio prioritized spatial independence and views of the city’s skyline. “The entire layout of the home opens up to the [city’s] west orientation because of the beautiful scenery of the city center it provides, as well as the breathtaking sunsets of Madrid,” shares Miguel Crespo Picot, who cofounded the firm along with Javier Guzmán Benito and Sixto Martín Martínez. “In order to enhance this view, large sliding windows—without any profiles in the corners that could interrupt the view from the living room space—were placed in the west façade.”
The elegant yet simplistic accents and furnishings throughout, which reflect Zooco Estudio’s penchant for natural materials, further highlight the cityscape. “Oak provides a warm and welcoming atmosphere for the common spaces, and the black marble was selected as a contrasting yet noble material from the bathrooms and kitchen,” he adds. “By narrowing it down to just two materials, we simplified the aesthetic language of the house and showcased the quality of natural, raw materials, staying away from anything artificial.” The resulting home, centered around a floating staircase, offers the family flexibility to enjoy time together, and apart.
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