This outstanding renovation of an old house in the centre of Madrid, Spain, was completed by the local design agency BETA.Ø and is pleasing for the eye for every design lover.
BETA.Ø is an award-winning architectural firm based in Madrid whose professional activity focuses on the fields of architecture, urbanism, landscape and design. The team sees their work as an opportunity to improve the natural and urban environment and the quality of life that goes with it. Each project represents a stimulating challenge to interact with its surroundings with the deepest respect and appreciation for nature and the environment. This commitment to sustainability together with a close collaboration with their clients are the answer to every successful development.
The oak floor creates an excellent continuity.
For the project called C.Ø House, an old house in a central district of Madrid was renovated. The architectural team of BETA. Ø, Xabier Ortega, Borja Peña and Ernesto Sierra, not only restored the spatial values of the old building but also enveloped everything in a monochromatic whole. All the original internal subdivisions were demolished, leaving many open spaces. The rooms are now more connected to each other, creating an excellent continuity. This connection is further emphasised by an oak floor throughout a large part of the rooms. The floor was finished with the same structure as the walls and ceilings. The mix of a rough wall texture, natural textiles and metal objects shape the charming interior. In fact, all the chosen objects were intended to be both decorative and utilitarian. The careful design of the details in the built-in joinery that was integrated into the architecture, the chosen lighting and furniture enrich the renovation into a clean, peaceful home with lots of open spaces. Thanks to the open spaces that are interconnected, the project is flooded with natural light. This accentuates the details and decorative elements all the more. C.Ø House is a very strong design thanks to its simplicity, built-in joinery and abundance of light. This old building was given a delicate, beautiful new life. Photography by David Zarzoso