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House As A Fluid Living Space

Challenged by a subdivided apartment and an incredibly long floor plan, Gon Architects created a light-filled and flowing residence for a single person in Madrid. Located on the third floor of an existing building, the Sequence House was conceptually designed to create a series of scenographies related to the basic actions of life, from cooking, sleeping and resting to working and cleaning and caring for the body .

The starting point for Gon Architects’ design was to work with the existing system of load-bearing walls that run parallel to the facade to enclose a series of rooms of various sizes that revolve around courtyards and are both isolated and connected by a corridor. By removing parts of these walls where possible, the new intervention undoes the subdivision of the existing floor plan to create a free and fluid home that is visually connected.

Although Gon Architects is a semi-open living space, Gon Architects’ concept of creating different scenographies is effectively implemented through the use of colors. For example, the kitchen area has its own identity thanks to a strong, deep blue stripe. The bathroom is decorated in a sunny yellow and the bedroom and reading area are characterized by the warm red terracotta tiles. These corners offer the opportunity to experiment with color and lighting, and therefore symbolically mark the place where an action takes place. As the name suggests, the sequential house is explained as a series of architectural narratives that articulate the function and can be constantly reconfigured according to the owner’s needs.

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