An Elegant and Vibrant Apartment for a Family of Four in Maracaibo, Venezuela

An Elegant and Vibrant Apartment for a Family of Four in Maracaibo, Venezuela by NMD|NOMADAS (1)
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Apartamento Grand Europa by NMD|NOMADAS

“A family with musical passion for the piano, guitar and bongo claims a unique apartment that allows developing it in their daily lives.

The proposal establishes the definition of zones that range from high to low musical activity, and according to each zone a controlling element was developed for the family´s acoustic comfort towards an ideal coexistence.

The highest level of musical intensity (Access hall -piano- bar) is wrapped in corrugated surfaces; the average intensity zone with perforated surfaces (Living room -lounge -kitchen) and the minimum activity zone (bedrooms) by smooth surfaces or textiles.

On the side, another group of strategies show the rhythmic differences between these zones:

through lighting: as surface, to areas of personal, as a line in the areas of sharing and socializing, or as a spot as used to dramatize the approach to areas of rest and relaxation;

reflective or textured finishes: reflection is embodied in this case with glass, wood and polished stone for common areas, contrasting with textiles and graphics in the rest areas;

neutral or vivid colors: the palette of tones in access area is predominantly black and white as a direct reference to the piano that occupies the center of attention in this area, and in the rest of the common areas are incorporated, in a controlled manner, more vivid colors giving prominence to the woods. The surfaces of greater color intensity were limited to children’s play areas;

fixed furniture of random lines or at rest: furniture custom designed for storing musical instruments is also a wet bar, and during the day serves as studio furniture. The flexibility of use is achieved by: a sliding door that conceals the study function; ice carved doors with glass for the bar function, and massive doors to store musical instruments.”

Photos by: NMD | NOMADAS & Luis Alejandro Ontiveros

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