Real (Cool) Madrid Micro Loft
This tiny loft in downtown Madrid by Beriot Bernardini Architects is filled with clever ideas. BBA exploits the 301 sq ft former office space’s 12′ high ceilings, inserting a multi-functional, two story structure that houses a sleeping loft, 6′ high-ceilinged changing area, bathroom, ample storage and mini kitchen. The whole structure looks out toward the windows, both promoting ventilation and giving the illusion of more space.
We especially appreciate the staircase; it sits on casters and rolls out to reveal a large hanging rack and other storage.
Like the Specht Harpman and Jordan Parnasse apartments we looked at in the past, BBA’s apartment foregoes transforming furniture in favor of creating discreet spaces like bed and changing rooms. This strategy seems to work best in spaces with high ceilings, where vertical volume can be removed with fewer functional consequences than if you took it from usable floor space.
Though we don’t have an exact figure, BBA says the project was done very affordably out of plywood.
If you want to see more of the apartment, check out this video below. There is also an interview about the space with the architect (in Spanish without subtitles).