Stacked Subway Tile By Enkster, Spain – Hidden In A Kitchen
“The idea for the project was to keep the master bedroom and its enfolding bedrooms on the top floors in order to achieve the feeling of being heightened in perception, of purging and revealing a small panorama, and keeping the kitchenette at the same time as emphasizing the proximity of the dining room. For keeping them closed and hidden from each other, we indulged ourselves in stacking two subway tiles (one in the top left living room and one in the utility) in the design of a sector full of hidden storage options. The other in the lower left of the hall and kitchenette was to be mounted in a linear demonstration of “images” and thus become the leading element of the final project. And so in order to create a gallery-like layering and transparency between the different areas (living room and kitchenette and closet, hallway and bedroom and bathroom). And so on.
When looked at from the various faces in the finished project you realize that hardly any variation gives identity to each area, and makes walking between them challenging and challenging the way in which we take in the light.
We chose (given the low cost of a very limited time and the fact that the subway tile is easy to install without professional help) a permeable screen in wood to be the defining element of the apartment. It was built after extensive caulking of all the walls. Some walls which had not even a stud were torn up with the use of cement to apply cement on.
As a result of such caulking the walls the light will not be an impediment to easy layouts but will merely enhance creative solutions.”
Photos by: Lorenzo Carone