Floor-to-ceiling curtains carve up the interior of this open-plan apartment in Bilbao, Spain, which has been overhauled by architecture studio Azab.Called Ready-made Home, the project is set within a rationalist-style residential building that was built in the 1960s.
It has an unusual semi-circular floor plan that looks westwards out across a plaza, with views towards the mountains that surround Bilbao.Azab added humorous and unpredictable elements for the two-bedroom apartment’s new interior.
To create a flexible, open-plan layout, partition walls have been removed everywhere except for the bedrooms. The space is instead loosely divided by a network of pale-blue curtains and furnishings.The living, dining and kitchen areas are spread across the front of the apartment with views out across the plaza, while the bathroom and storage spaces are concealed at the back behind blue curtains on either side of the entrance.A wall that frames the entrance has been left unpainted with layers of exposed paint, plaster and filler on display.
The few partition walls left in the apartment help close-off the sleeping quarters from the rest of the floor plan.
A gridded yellow framework made from lacquered steel snakes across the ceiling between four existing concrete pillars.Instead of being hidden away, the frame has been turned into a decor feature for the home – tube lighting has been placed inside and two shelving units hang from it.
There are also a couple of recycled elements in the apartment – for example, a black Marquina marble tabletop has been repurposed as flooring in the kitchen.This contrasts against the birch-plywood boards run throughout the rest of the space.
設計公司：architecture studio Azab
攝影：Luis Díaz Díaz