Brass sink unit makes this kitchen shine

A renovated 1920s apartment in Madrid, has brought new meaning to the term ‘sparkling clean kitchen’ with a custom made polished brass piece.

The remarkable kitchen of this apartment acts as a space for socializing and changes the traditional function of kitchens as enclosed service spaces. This subversion is highlighted through the fabrication of a single polished brass kitchen piece, which reflects and illuminates the central living area and acts as the main element in the house.

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Spanish design studio KRI renovated an apartment built in the 1920s located in Madrid, Spain, on the first floor of a building that opens onto a large patio between party walls. According to the plan of Madrid by Tomas Lopez in 1785, the apartment building is built on top of a former lead factory in the old industrial zone in the district of Lavapiés. During the construction of the new residential building in 1920, part of the structure and slabs from the factory were recycled for reuse on the first floor of the new building.

In the renovation, KRI removed partition walls and false plaster ceilings, revealing the previously concealed Catalan vaults and amplifying the living space. The main space consists of a kitchen, a dining room, and a living room all located in a single open space. The main colours used in the space are white for ceilings and walls, a touch of green in the bathroom, and timber flooring. Moreover, new wall openings in the facade establish an indoor-outdoor relationship, further expanding the use of the living space for inhabitants.

Images by Pablo Gómez-Ogando via Designboom






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