Designed by the innovative team at JJ + Estudio, this extraordinary abode was meticulously crafted with the sole purpose of liberating its inhabitants from the confines of conventional living spaces. Inspired by the yearnings of Alice, a seeker of unbridled freedom, the Scenic House transcends the ordinary and redefines the very essence of a home.
Drawing inspiration from Lewis Carroll’s enchanting tale, the Scenic House invites its inhabitants on a journey through a surreal and magical world. Much like Alice’s adventure in Wonderland, this 125 sqm apartment in Madrid is a captivating blend of fascinating and unusual architectural spaces. It is a place where dreams come to life.
At the heart of the Scenic House lies a grand vision. An acrobat’s dream of a performance space, a communal table for sharing, and a personal sanctuary all converge within its walls. To bring this vision to life, a permeable and prism-like furniture piece was meticulously crafted. Measuring an impressive 7 by 5 meters and standing at a height of 2.30 meters, this piece seamlessly incorporates the existing structural pillars. The beams gracefully pass over this furniture piece, which is elegantly lacquered in RAL 5003, creating a striking contrast with the pre-existing structure.
This central element not only adds structure to the space but also creates a sense of wonder and surprise. As visitors explore the Scenic House, they are greeted by a series of interior spaces, each with its own unique aesthetic. For those seeking a stage for performance, a large and flexible area measuring 3×5 meters awaits, complete with a folding door that opens fully. For moments of connection and sharing, a spacious wet room serves as the centerpiece of the entrance area. And for those in need of solace and privacy, a dressing room provides a sanctuary, separating the bedroom circulation from the preceding nd following wet spaces.
The circulation around this central element is carefully designed to optimize the functionality of the space. The kitchen, living room, bedroom, study room, and en-suite bathroom are all seamlessly integrated into the peripheral circulation, de-prioritizing the traditional relationship between spaces. This unconventional approach creates a sense of fluidity and freedom, allowing the inhabitants to navigate the Scenic House with ease.
In essence, the Scenic House is a testament to the power of architectural innovation. It is a space that transcends the boundaries of conventional housing, offering a non-hierarchical, flexible, and multifunctional environment.