Gon Architects has teamed up with Ana Torres to transform a compartmentalized apartment with a 21-meters long floor plan into a light-filled and flowing residence for a bachelor in Madrid‘s Malasaña district.
Located on the third floor of an existing building, the ‘Sequence House’ was designed around the concept of creating a series of scenographies linked to the basic actions of living, from cooking, sleeping and resting, to working and cleaning and caring for the body.
The starting point of the design by gon architects was to work with the existing system of load-bearing walls, which lie parallel to the façade to enclose a series of rooms of different sizes that revolve around interior courtyards and are both isolated and connected by a corridor. By removing parts of these walls where possible, the new intervention breaks down the compartmentalization of the existing floor plan to create a free and fluid home that is visually linked.
The corners of the rooms, formerly cul de sacs, are understood as areas of opportunity to experiment through visual elements that turn the space into a curve and constitute, through the use of color and lighting, in a symbolic way, the place where an action takes place.
These spaces shape a domestic scenic production that, on a continuous wooden floor, besides understanding and enhancing the dwelling as a living place, also allows the house to be explained as a succession of contemporary narratives that articulate the transversal and longitudinal routes, public and private, that can be constantly reconfigured according to the needs of Carlos, its owner, facilitating, against the exclusive domestic functionalism, the dream of living.