Here’s how this apartment’s living area was divided into three defined spaces without the use of walls

See how this apartment has the living area divided into three defined spaces without the use of walls

Photography by Rafael Gamo

 

When Archetonic were designing this apartment for a couple in Mexico City, they took what was a large open space, and divided it into three distinct smaller spaces, but they didn’t simply put up solid walls like many others would have.

Let’s take a look at what they did.

Starting at one end of the room, we see the living room/lounge area, with a large sofa, a couple of arm chairs and a piano.

See how this apartment has the living area divided into three defined spaces without the use of walls

Photography by Rafael Gamo

Between the lounge and the next area, the dining room, there’s a custom-designed, built-in wood cabinet. The cabinet was kept low, so even though it divides the spaces, light and views are still able to pass through.

See how this apartment has the living area divided into three defined spaces without the use of walls

Photography by Rafael Gamo

The cabinet is also able to serve as a sideboard, that is useful storage for the dining area.

See how this apartment has the living area divided into three defined spaces without the use of walls

Photography by Rafael Gamo

The dining area has a large 8 person table, with three minimalist pendant lamps hanging along the length of the table.

See how this apartment has the living area divided into three defined spaces without the use of walls

Photography by Rafael Gamo

Large windows along the length of the wall, fill all the spaces with sunlight.

See how this apartment has the living area divided into three defined spaces without the use of walls

Photography by Rafael Gamo

On the other side of the dining area, the next divider is home to a TV and open shelving. Again, the larger space has been divided, but without the use of solid walls. Light and views pass through, and an open airy feeling is maintained.

See how this apartment has the living area divided into three defined spaces without the use of walls

Photography by Rafael Gamo

A movable ladder gives people access to the upper shelves, and there’s storage below the television as well.

See how this apartment has the living area divided into three defined spaces without the use of walls

Photography by Rafael Gamo

In this more casual area, as opposed to the lounge/living area we saw earlier, it’s OK for the sofa to directly face the TV, because this area isn’t expected to be where entertaining friends and family takes place.

See how this apartment has the living area divided into three defined spaces without the use of walls

Photography by Rafael Gamo

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