Pauzarq Architecture Studio designs Broken-plan Apartment in Bilbao
Pauzarq Architecture Studio redesigned an apartment in Bilbao creating a new broken-plan interior out of its original concrete girders.
Founded in 2017, Pauzarq is a Spanish Architecture Studio that aims to develop urban planning and interior design rehabilitation solutions based on the criteria of functionality, efficiency and innovation. With only 7 years of experience the studio has already developed more than 20 residential and commercial projects around the world.
Recently the studio redesigned an apartment in Bilbao, named as Vivienda Plaza del Museo, paying close attention to its original features. This meant uncovering the original concrete girders to map the apartment’s new broken-plan layout. This kind of layout is becoming a huge trend in the interior design market, meaning to build residences with more secluded spaces. And that’s precisely what they had in store for this project.
Their solution was to place the living room and bedroom spaces along the apartment’s front side while the rest of the spaces are located around its internal wall. The kitchen, dining room and living room were aligned together to form a unique, centralized hub in the middle of the apartment.
A U-shaped timber-framed glass partition wall was created to allow the kitchen area to be closed off while still enabling light to penetrate.
White thermo-clay walls divide the living spaces that are located in the front facade while timber stud and plasterboard walls separate the spaces that are located in the internal wall of the apartment.
The interior design is composed by minimal color pallets and materials such as wood and concrete. Scandinavian furnishings are enlightened by long, glass lighting pendants.
The apartment’s original iron radiators and floor boards were also integrated into the new design. In the area where the kitchen and bathroom space were formerly located, the latter is extended with new floorboards.
A combination between lighter and darker floorboards create a transition area that has been created to soft in the different shades of wood that is present within the interior design.
Into the walls, lighting has been integrated to accentuate the height of the apartment’s ceilings.