“-Re” House no. 25 – Even Small Spaces Need Love

For a while I lived in a 25m² studio. Two people. Nowhere to hide. Sometimes you literally just want to kill each other. Obviously we didn’t! :D So, a 37m² is totally doable as a two persons apartment. Original layout: •  Completed: 2011 Surface: 37m² • For the love of all, unless it is a fancy […]

“-Re” House no. 24 – Adapting Existing

City centers are filled with old narrow beautiful buildings. Sometimes though they are beyond saving. So then something new takes its place. This apartment is part of an insertion on a narrow plot bordering another building on one side and a somewhat claustrophobic path on the other. It is a one bedroom apartment with a […]

“-Re” House no. 23 – Understanding Space

This is the “original” Hamster Box, the first apartment I used to explain the “fake loggias”. These are fake balconies made from creating a glass enclosure behind a facade. I added my five cents on the matter here. Original layout: •  Completed: 2001 Surface: 126m² External storage: 9m² • The layout of this apartment is limited by […]

“-Re” House no. 22 – Once Again, It’s the Little Things…

Sometimes, there is no other way. Sometimes, the layout just plays with your nerves. So then, it gets down to the fine details to help with the proper functioning of a residence. Original layout: •  Completed: 2004 Surface: 110m² Loggia: 5m² External storage: 6m² • I have to admit that the load-bearring wall that cuts this […]

“-Re” House no. 21 – It’s the little things

Rethinking and reorganizing a home does not always have to imply changing everything. Sometimes is the little things, a few small changes that make all the difference. Original layout: •  Completed: 2010 Surface: 70m² Loggia: 9m² External storage: 5m² • This is actually a not so small apartment. At 70m², it has plenty of space to […]

“-Re” House no. 19 – Distribution and Privacy

Generally there are two types of residences. The ones that have as a point of distribution the hallway/s and as a result, each main room is accessed only from it/them. And the ones where the living rooms and/or other rooms are used as distribution points. The most extreme version is a “wagon” type house where […]

“-Re” House no. 17 – The Hamster Box

And the hamster box strikes again! Original layout: • Completed: 2009 Surface: 90m² • The issue with these spaces is not that they have enclosed the balcony/loggia with a set of interior glass walls, but that it was not a balcony/loggia to begin with. The space was not designed as an exterior space (which later got enclosed) […]