This project entailed completely remodelling the interior of a house built in 2007 in La Finca, a gated community in the town of Pozuelo de Alarcón. The goal was to improve the connection between the “living” areas and the garden by installing large sliding glass doors that retracted into the partition walls, and to enlarge the bedrooms by using the floor area of the corridors.
To achieve this, the Empty team had to demolish practically all of the partition walls, take up the parts of the Zimbabwe black granite flooring affected by the new layout, and redo the underfloor heating where necessary. The first stage of works focused on adapting existing systems to the new spatial distribution: modifying HVAC and pipes, adapting the home automation system, redoing the kitchens and bathrooms, and installing a spa zone with a sauna and hammam. Another goal of the project was to update the interior finishes with warm materials like wood, upholstery and stucco on the walls, and glass/plant fibre hybrid laminates.
This intervention gave the residence a more modern, flexible programme of use, opening up and connecting spaces that were formerly much more compartmentalised and isolated. The new layout created a sequence of dynamic spaces, letting the owners effectively enjoy the entire surface area of their home.