Lucas y Hernández-Gil | Madrid House


in Interiors, Residential

If there's one thing Europeans do well, it's apartment living. One such success story is Casa H71 luxe home filled with clever structural elements in all living spaces, art throughout and feature designer armchairs.

Designed by architecture firm Lucas y Hernández-Gil, the 200sqm apartment is located near the museum precinct of Madrid and is a triumphant contemporary living space styled as an art gallery.

 

The structural elements are certainly the most striking as you enter the apartment. Huge exposed concrete beams and pillars are a nod to the history of the 1950's building, one of the first in Madrid to use concrete visibly in it's architecture. The concrete also serves to separate the living spaces while still allowing the open plan to breathe. Huge windows tick a large 'must have' off the owners list, that there must be loads of natural light. The views out of the window spread across the rooftops of Madrid, a perfect link between this historical neighbourhood and the modern interior of the apartment.

The goal for the project was to achieve a perfect balance of "house" and "art gallery" for the owners. Achieving the latter without compromising the requirement of comfort and space in a residential home required careful consideration of use of materials. Warm timber flooring and concrete pillars give the home a grounded, earthy feel, with the vast white of the walls and ceilings offering ample space for art to have it's own opportunity to shine without overwhelming the residents.

Carefully chosen fittings, from the FLOS Aim Pendants and teal leather kitchen stools; to the striking luxury bedroom furniture including wardrobes custom designed by Lucas y Hernández-Gil bring the highlights to an otherwise minimalistic space.

Carefully chosen fittings, from the FLOS Aim Pendants and teal leather kitchen stools; to the striking luxury living furniture including our favourite the 528 Indochine Armchair by Cassina bring the highlights to an otherwise minimalistic space.

“This contemporary design project was a big challenge for our firm, as we were looking for a space with a concept halfway between a house and an art gallery for the owner’s art collection, without losing the scale of the domestic space"

Architects | Lucas y Hernández-Gil

“This contemporary design project was a big challenge for our firm, as we were looking for a space with a concept halfway between a house and an art gallery for the owner’s art collection, without losing the scale of the domestic space".

Architects | Lucas y Hernández-Gil

Walking through this apartment it's impossible not to focus on the art hanging in almost every corner of the space. It's striking, thought provoking and beautiful shining out from the white washed walls and highlighted with the occasional pop of colour in the designer furniture throughout the apartment. It's in spite of this overwhelming artistic presence that the space still feels like a home. Designers Lucas y Hernández-Gil have built the gallery 'into' the home making it feel like a natural extension of the space. For the owners, it's really the perfect kind of art collection; the kind you create around yourself and your family where you spend the majority of your time; the home.

Design | Lucas y Hernández-Gil
Photography | José Hevia

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