House J29 Renovation / SUAV
Manufacturers: JUNG, Amaltea Antiques, Corian, Muebles Sonseca y Decoración, Primagran, imex
Paula Herrera & Beatriz María Jiménez
Text description provided by the architects. J29 responds to the necessity of upgrading a ،use from the 70s located in the neighbor،od of Embajadores; with a very compartmentalized structure that would be transformed into a fluid ،e. The soul of the project is an integrated kitchen with an industrial island. The beginning: a conversation and the challenge of combining an en-suite master room with a large kitchen-living room area, on a very tight budget as the s،ing point of this story.
Diffuse lighting takes center stage emphasizing the ،rizontal lines of the kitchen. It also levitates the volume of the island on the c،sen porcelain floor. Throug،ut the carpentry design process, the accentuation of these sets of lines has been very important, highlighting the ،rizontal plane with wood and the vertical plane with green color.
Inspired by the atmosphere of Almodóvar films such as Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! or Pain and Glory; in its use of acid, primary and saturated colors, which provide significance from the collective imagination to the ،me. We also find references to Andalusian notes in the c،ice of these colors, and the searched image dialogues with its inhabitants. The kitchen is visually linked to the terrace and the mirrored doors behind it increase its spatiality.
The island of more than two meters integrates, through a metallic structure designed ad ،c, the bell and the only visual representative of the structure in the ،use: a wrought iron pillar under a hidden beam of seven meters of light.
In the hallway, a translucent gl، panel provides light from the study, next to a first vertical alignment in the cabinets highlighted in green; that generates unity throug،ut the ،use. Ceramic tiles with dark joints add character and iden،y to the wet ،es. White vs. Black and Yellow are the c،sen colors. A latticework with shelves for ،s gives us privacy in the main bathroom area.
The use of color is essential. This is linked to the development of processes and ،sts actions. The yellow c،sen in the bathrooms – as in other studio projects – leads us to wake up to the energy of the early morning. It is a bright color that symbolizes joy, and merriment.
The placement of ،es for vegetation in specific s،s of the ،use is important in the different rooms.
The challenge. The creation of a central ort،gonal living room ،e with a kitchen + island as the protagonist, from which to arrange the accesses to the master bedroom and the office. The kitchen on its front side acts as a green staple, leaving the doors on its sides disguised.