- Architecture & development
Reworking a collective idea to something new takes dedication, guts, and the right companions. Febrero Studio worked together with a client who had the ambition to reinvent the typical appearance of tourist apartments in Seville, Spain. They needed to develop more similarities with the concept of a traditional boutique hotel: a commission that came with a considerable number of renovations and was carried out by a skilled team.
An old Sevillian townhouse had a ton of potential, but you had to be able to see it. The thought of it becoming a cheerful complex of holiday stays after a thorough restructuring was the best possible outcome that both the customer and the designers had in mind. Namely, Febrero Studio’s client wanted to offer a number of accommodations that remind of the intimacy of a small-scale luxury hotel and, at the same, long for a new adventure each day. Concretely, the existing property was divided into four autonomous apartments. One of the main reasons why the stays needed to be independent from one another was that, in this way, guests would be able to enjoy their own terrace. Legally, this proved to be a bit of a challenge, seeing that they needed to demolish an entire wing that was not part of the original construction. Next, they rebuilt starting from the foundation. In the end, this operation resulted in four duplex units, two of which are symmetrical and two of which were incorporated in the old layout.
Square tables, round lamps, and curved backrests converge in the same field.
According to the studio, there is no doubt what the biggest challenge for this project was. That is to say, the result needed to exude a certain cohesion. For this, they made eager use of the courtyard: a typical element of the traditional architecture in Seville. Thanks to the vertical openings that were already present, the new design received a welcome unicity and a clear rhythm. Moreover, the local building style finds echoes in the used materials and colours. Here and there, the studio added playful elements that disrupt the fluent unity of the interior in just the right degree. Personal details galore, so to say. Also striking are the varying shapes throughout the rooms. Square tables, round lamps, and curved backrests, for example, effortlessly converge in the same field. The small yet charming terraces complete the stay, because the traditional railings immediately take you to the convincing authenticity of Seville. Hard work always pays off, but mostly in a place that has a desire for novelties that can be united with what already was. These holiday apartments in Seville are the perfect destination for those who want to discover the city and simultaneously reside in a property where the traditional aesthetic of the location went through a smart renovation that was carried out with the appropriate respect. Want to get enchanted by more impressive projects and inspiring architecture? Be sure to follow us on Instagram on the account Imagicasa Architecture. On this page, we will share unique realisations, promising designs and innovative ideas daily.
Photography by Germán Sáiz