CMYK is the name of a house renovation project located in a typical 1917 block in Palos de Moguer Neighborhood in Madrid.
The name of the project responds to the idea of creating a habitat with a “neo-neoplasticist” spirit, playing with a simple language of line, color, reflection, light and abstraction.
The space accommodates the typical house program, living, bathroom, kitchen, bedroom and a flexible space that can be used as home office, an occasional bedroom, yoga space or any other desired temporary or perma- nent use.
We define the house as a neutral container and gray volumes. Being these partially componed by color planes strategically placed to appear in all the visuals of the space. These pieces contain storage, kitchen appliances and the bathroom.
The useful area is about 50 m2, but its sensation is multiplied due to the large mobile mirror planes that divide the first bay. The mirrors reflect the exterior, the interior and offer new visuals according to the point of view. They also open and close spaces, and slide, to respond to the needs of a changing day-to-day life that requires living, working, storing and sharing without giving up an aesthetic pleasure.
Geometrically, the project follows a Cartesian order using the minimum parallel and perpendicular lines, being the functional kitchen island, the only disruptive element, rotated 45o, creating a new order in the space. Said element opens new views, increases the useful perimeter and creates an unexpected moment of surprise.
The lighting is solved in three layers. A generic light through recessed points and adjustable spotlights, deco- rative light with an industrial character in linestras and wall sconces, and a very soft indirect ambient light over the color volumes that do not touch the ceiling.