B1 Apartment. Santiago de Compostela

B2 Apartment PLP Atelier

Project: B1 Apartment

Location: Santiago de Compostela, Galicia

Photography: Héctor Santos-Díez

Year: 2014   |  PLP Atelier®

 

Project to remodel a two storey attic for a young couple in Santiago de Compostela (Galicia).

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The aim of this project is to benefit from the pre-existing space in the house while making the most of its qualities. This can be done by assembling the spaces into a functional order. The scarce available space is optimally utilized by means of its rational distribution, as well as a changeable furniture that adapts to daily life needs.

This visual and spatial connection pervades the whole house —except for the bathroom and bedrooms— as all the areas are clearly related, with no separations among them.

The highest floor lacks direct natural lighting, but thanks to the two double height windows, one in the entrance hall and the second and bigger in the living-room, it benefits from both the lighting coming from the lower floor and the cross-ventilation favored  by the opposite façade orientation (east-west) of the building.

Regarding artificial lighting, two different solutions are applied: on the one hand, and due to the impossibility to create new sockets in the ceiling, the distribution of light bulbs with wires to multiply there, as a kind of an overhead power cable, the light spots; on the other hand, the positioning of LED strips hidden in strategic points to provide uniform indirect lighting.

White is the main color, but a light grey tonality helps to emphasize some specific parts, such as the wall behind the headbord in bedrooms or in the kitchen.

Chief materials are oak wood —furniture— and fiberglass, used intentionally to create an even and simple picture.

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