AN ARTIGAS HOUSE IN MADRID
ELBOW WITH ELBOW WITH ARTIGAS ARCHITECTS
For the Freehand Arquitectura studio it was a challenge and an honor to pick up the collaboration proposal with the prestigious Artigas Arquitectos studio, one of the most recognized in Mexico.
The Artigas Arquitectos studio was founded by Francisco Artigas and today his son and grandchildren collect his legacy. One of its most weighted characteristics is its timelessness and good work. Among the premises of his philosophy are adapting and respecting the context, sobriety and nobility, audacity, the ingredients of the Mexican character, multidisciplinary and teamwork and the awareness of continuous learning.
The materials were chosen from Mexico and adapted to the resources available in the Spanish context with the aim of integrating them into the style of the project and with the requirement that they mature instead of aging, assuming the passage of time with dignity.
With the collaboration of Miguel Caridad and Cousi.
ADAPTED TO YOUR ENVIRONMENT
The challenge was to completely remodel, both exterior and interior, an old house in Madrid. Only the original two-story structure remained. The architectural solution of the project was proposed by Artigas, while the constructive adaptations and adaptation to the environment was the responsibility of our study. This house has three floors. It is accessed on the middle floor, after a pleasant tour of the plot that ends in a spectacular roundabout creating an access plaza with stone walls that contain a fountain and a beautiful central tree. On this floor, the program consists of a large living room, dining room, kitchen, laundry and ironing room and the star, an incredible double height library.
NETLY MEXICAN CHARACTER
The main staircase is illuminated by an original skylight with a pergola that simulates a marimba underneath that creates an interesting play of shadows. On the upper floor there are four bedrooms with bathroom and built-in dressing room. The basement is intended for leisure and free time. With a fun games room, wine cellar, bar, guest bedroom, spa and service area. “With 75 years of experience, a way of appreciating architecture based on the user and the environment has matured to preserve a timeless character. Architecture is an art that expresses emotions and sensations through spaces created by man and placed at his service, which is why we are dedicated to establishing a living correspondence between the work and its environment. " Humberto Artigas.