Since the middle of the 19th century, the great European cities raised the need to transform their pre-industrial fabric. The case of Madrid, somewhat later, expands the city as a consequence of the population increase due to the agricultural crisis, which justified the expansion of the city by the bourgeoisie. The soil began to be understood as an element of wealth and commerce, houses were built using a marked and eclectic classic language as a desire for self-representation, and this language included, thanks to very permissive regulations, the construction of all kinds of viewpoints, cantilevers, set back penthouses, towers and non-habitable domes, simply decorative. These spaces, used very often as storage rooms, are today the most appreciated for their exclusivity and representativeness, and the most valued for their terraces and views of all of Madrid.
▼屋顶平台，roof terrace ©Imagen Subliminal
sectional perspective ©Idoia Otegui Arquitectura
In the traditional neighborhood of Chamberí we find a huge dome 10 meters high that crowns a small squared space with two terraces on both sides, connected to the main floor on the lower level. A symmetrical house staggered in 3 heights that gives us the opportunity to carry out a comprehensive reform, where on the rectangular ground floor we will place the most public uses of kitchen / dining room / living room / in a single space, and behind a smooth and clean sliding door it It hides a Chinese cabinet that surprises with its dense decoration, and which in turn serves as a work space and a guest room.
▼一层开放式客厅+餐厨 ©Imagen Subliminal
ground floor: living room, kitchen and dining room
dining room and kitchen ©Imagen Subliminal
▼从餐厅望向客厅 ©Imagen Subliminal
view to the living room from the dining area
▼楼梯，staircase ©Imagen Subliminal
▼衣帽间，cabinet ©Imagen Subliminal
Above the central space on the upper floor, the en-suite bedroom, crowned by the cupola, which can only be accessed by a delicate cat staircase made of corrugated pipe that climbs up to access a space of 10 meters height that has the power and beauty of being useless … a space without a name, without use, a Follie, an extravagance, a useless, sublime luxury, where serious and conventional uses of the home have no place.
▼主卧室，en-suite bedroom ©Imagen Subliminal
▼爬梯通往上方的穹顶 ©Imagen Subliminal
a delicate cat staircase leads to the space of the cupola
Behind the bedroom, an unconventional bathroom of only 1 meter wide and 10 meters long, which correlatively includes all the functions that a space dedicated to the enjoyment of cleanliness and water can desire. A large shower / balcony that flies and jumps over the stairs, with views of the bedroom and the Sierra de Madrid; a sliding glass door that allows you to shower indoors in the morning sunlight or with the door open to the south-facing outside terrace; an outdoor shower to shower outdoors on those sunny days in Madrid from February to October; and finally an outdoor pool or bathtub with hot water and a solarium area for sunbathing. You cannot ask for more!
▼浴室，bathroom ©Imagen Subliminal
▼露台入口，way to the terrace ©Imagen Subliminal
a glance to the shower ©Imagen Subliminal
the outdoor pool ©Imagen Subliminal
seating area ©Imagen Subliminal
On the north terrace, the summer dining room, in the shade of the dome, a fully equipped outdoor kitchen and a large table to invite friends. 140 meters where you can enjoy alone or share and surprise with one of the best views of Madrid from one of its most iconic domes.
▼另一个露台设有户外用餐区 ©Imagen Subliminal
a summer dining room is located on the north terrace
▼一层平面图，ground floor plan ©Idoia Otegui Arquitectura
▼二层平面图，upper floor plan ©Idoia Otegui Arquitectura
▼剖面图1，section 1 ©Idoia Otegui Arquitectura
▼剖面图2，section 2 ©Idoia Otegui Arquitectura
Architect: idoia otegui_arquitectura
Collaborators: manuel sanchez, paula anguita
Surface: 100,00m2 + 35m2 de terrace
Status: Finished August 2019
Photos: Imagen Subliminal