Ainhoa Martín and Francisco Peláez have carried out a full renovation for a home-cum-studio in a 1917 building located in the Madrid neighborhood of Palos de Moguer. Their Madrid-based practice, Martín Peláez, explains that the name of the project refers to the idea of creating a habitat in the spirit of neoplasticism, playing with a simple language of lines, colors, reflections, light, and abstraction.
With a useful area of 50 square meters, a neutral container presents gray volumes – for storage, kitchen appliances, and bathroom fittings – that partly break up into strategically located planes of color. Large mobile mirror planes divide the first bay. Geometrically the project follows a Cartesian order with minimal parallel and perpendicular lines, and the only disruptive element is the kitchen island, which is turned 45º with respect to the natural geometry of the house, increasing its useful perimeter.