A chalet in Madrid´s sky

A chalet in Madrid´s sky

Architect
Idoia Otegui arquitectura
Location
Madrid, Spain | View Map
Project Year
2015
Category
Private Houses
Miguel de Guzman

A chalet in Madrid´s sky

Idoia Otegui arquitectura as Architects

The best of the countryside in the best part of the city. They say we cannot have it all and that we always desire what we don’t have. But sometimes it happens, sometimes the bell rings and you encounter a rough diamond, the possibility of having the best of living in the countryside: a house with your own garden, swimming pool, dog and best views of nature but at the same time situated in a tower in the center of Madrid with the neighborhood, pharmacy and bar at your feet. And marvelous 360º views. Sometimes dreams come true…


This chalet in the Madrid district of Chamberí, is situated in a privileged floor number 12 of a 60´s tower. The access is through the garden that has two levels. The first one has a kidney shaped swimming pool made as they were made before, like the decadent American road motels. The house, that has 80 square meters built, also has two floors, like any proper chalet. The ground floor holds the whole house, a small house, but enough. A living room with a marble chimney and a wooden boiserie, as it couldn’t be any other way, and direct exit to the garden, a kitchen with an exterior dining space, a spacious bedroom with a dressing room, a terrace and a bathroom, both with views of the mountains of Madrid, why not. The second floor is reserved for the best part, spiral stairs that guide us to a small space that will instantaneously remind us of a boat, the heart of the house. A useless luxury, sublime, where the seriousness and conventional of a living place doesn’t fit, built without any specific objective, it can be used for any reason, without any function, it just exists. A padded octagon with 360º windows to sit down, meditate, read, hold meetings, for nothing, to contemplate Madrid as if we were a fish eye, turning around ourselves…

Products used in this project
Product Spec Sheet

ElementBrand
AccessoireVitra.
TOLOMEO MEGA | Parchment paper wall lamp, TOLOMEO | Table lampArtemide
Outdoor FurnitureGANDIABLASCO
Product Spec Sheet
Accessoire
TOLOMEO MEGA | Parchment paper wall lamp, TOLOMEO | Table lamp
Tolomeo Wall Lamp, Tolomeo Mega floor lamp, Tolomeo Table lamp, TOLOMEO MICRO | Desk lamp by Artemide
Outdoor Furniture
Na Xemena Lounger, Na Xemena Table, Na Xemena Chair by GANDIABLASCO
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