Located in the center of Madrid, the entire apartment was gutted during the renovation process with all dividing walls removed. Now, the compact space has a simple two-room layout that includes a small bathroom and a large open space that, thanks to one origami-like partition, serves as the bedroom, kitchen, dining room and living area.
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To add optimal flexibility to the open layout, Elii fitted a multi-hinged screen partition on casters so that it can be pulled and folded into multiple positions. Using origami-like markings on the floor, the residents can arrange for a separate bedroom, create two divided spaces or a series of smaller spaces. The basic amenities are installed around the perimeter of the outer walls and include the kitchen area, fold-down dining table and fold-down double bed, storage space, and a washing machine.
According to the architects, the screen partition transforms the home completely and rapidly depending on the needs of the residents, “The screen works in unison with hinged and foldable devices and with the lighting to configure a flexible space that serves to alter the ‘domestic stages’ (as if it were a ‘domestic theater’) with simple operations, turning one house into a multiplicity of homes.”
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