Connected Spaces in an Open and Brilliant Home
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September 11, 2019
Connected spaces star in this bachelor apartment for an owner who dreamed of a bright and open home.
The Sardenya apartment was the work of architect Raúl Sánchez. This modern and functional apartment features two L-shaped partitions.
The first faces toward the entrance and houses the kitchen area; the second houses the bedroom and en suite bathroom. The rest of the space flows freely throughout the interior, maximising a sense of spaciousness and fading the boundaries between rooms. The open, unobstructed and practical kitchen—the star of the apartment— is finished using materials from the Sensa by Cosentino brand.
The kitchen’s black natural stone from Sensa by Cosentino contrasts with the apartment’s calm white hues, enriching the home’s character. The L-shaped elements in the apartment create soft breaks in the wide, open spaces. The kitchen, which faces toward the entrance, is separated from it with a free-standing wall, covered in a huge mirror that creates a feeling of space. The kitchen also opens to the living-dining room by way of an island that overflows into the space. The golden notes on the brass tap and sink contrast with the countertop’s black surface.
Blurring the Boundaries
Both the bedroom and bathroom are closed off with oversized pivoting doors, from floor to ceiling, without frames or lintels. The partitions are only interrupted where they meet the doors, which, when open, allow the space to flow through them freely. The common areas extend to these rooms, but they can be shut off for privacy when desired.
The large pivoting doors in the guest area are lacquered in black with brass handles, contrasting against the white walls. The en suite bathroom is finished completely in black, combining ceramic, Sensa by Cosentino natural stone, micro cement, and black varnish. The taps and sinks are also in black. In contrast, the guest bathroom has an inversed colour scheme: here the Sensa by Cosentino natural stone is white, as are the micro-cement and varnish, leaving only the sink and taps in black.
Simplicity and Light
The furnishings have been finished in a white lacquer with all black hardware, while the lighting fixtures alternate between black and white. In the living room, a Butterfly chair and Visu armchair stand out, but the true star in this space are the two huge picture windows that open to the terrace, filling the home with light. The natural wood flooring provides the home with warmth.