Private, 2020
House 8, 7 doors
Author Javier J. Iniesta
Collaborator Marta Muñoz
Client Private
Location Madrid
m2 120
Builder Cristian
Photographer José Hevia
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The transformation of this 1913 house is an operation that tries to update its program through small interventions for the new family it welcomes. The main operation is the intervention in the three rooms that face the street. These three rooms, with very particular dimensions (very tall but not especially large) are connected by three imposing double doors of wood and glass. The operation involves removing those doors and tearing the walls to make the gaps they leave larger, and establishing a concatenation of rooms. This seemingly simple action has blown up the way the house is used, and has also radically transformed its relationship with the street and the large trees that reach up to the windows. These wounds left by the execution of the holes will be evident throughout the house with the use of matte blue rectified tile ceramic pieces, thus leaving a record of the intervened elements. So that the six removed leaves become two large doors with three leaves each, which adapt perfectly to their new situation: the gaps left by the loading wall. Making the two symmetrical bedroom pieces appear, one on each side of the living room. Precisely the decision not to leave a single long room as a room had to do with this new location of the program. What remains of the wall after moving the doors are the corners, which are specialized with different uses thanks to the appearance of the furniture, and help to zon the different areas: the universe of children to one side, that of adults to the side. another, and in the center where both worlds meet. These interior rooms have been renovated using the same ceramic finish, but white. The use of white and birch helps to provide luminosity. But this is a house with 7 doors… The 7th is invisible, barely noticeable by a thin crack in a wall at the entrance. It is a secret entrance to the world of children.