Serrano Penthouse by Hector Ruiz Velázquez

November 30, 2010

Spanish architect Hector Ruiz Velázquez has designed the Serrano Penthouse in Madrid, Spain.


Description from Hector Ruiz Velázquez:

In this project we solved the usual separations of spaces inside an apartment (flat and orthogonal walls) introduction troncocónicos of elements that go from the floor to ceiling. These elements impose their strong volumetry, acquiring the range of massive objects, individualized, therefore with their own personality. By perceiving these objects as interposed pieces we obtain a sensation of continuity, as the spectator moves through the house and never sees the end of each volume and really noticing the totality of the house. This gives him the sensation that the hose is much bigger than it really is. These curved volumes have the ability to lead the light; by provoking rebounds like a fluid that goes throw the house, they really flood the house with light, illuminating each   interior space. These forms do not try to shelter or contain any space; They have not been designed to shelter places of permanency or ecstatic rooms. They are surfaces that reinforce the internal movements of the house, not only of the visitor but of the light, walking through the space we can appreciate a continuous change of form and light, with the contrast of a soft perspective which is at the same time powerful. This contrast is the one that can offer a continuous life inside a space. This geometric freedom, offered by the curve, allows taking the maximum advantage of the m2 of the floor plant and turns this hous into a place without any dead spaces.

Visit the Hector Ruiz Velázquez website – here.

Photography by Pedro M. Martinez