Casa P82 in Madrid, Spain by Lucas y Hernández-Gil

Casa P82 is a minimalist house located in Madrid, Spain, designed by Lucas y Hernández-Gil. The project is a mid-twentieth century apartment in the city centre of Madrid, which was originally very compartmentalized and dark. The project focused on offering a flexible distribution through big custom-made furniture pieces which hide sliding doors. This way, sunlight reaches every corner of the object. During the refurbishment, we discovered a unique structure made of concrete, which the designers have let shine through to create a contrast with the delicate, custom-designed furniture.

A perfect example is the Kresta Design shelving lacquered in coral color. The shelf is light, handmade, and made of 1mm thick sheet metal and a 10mm hollow tube with baked enamel finish. Made to be light and firm. It is custom-made, from an architectural pattern that is shaped to fit the client’s site. The rigidity is provided by diagrammatic elements with different angles that create a score, a stave where books and objects are collected as musical notes. It aims to be a simple and delicate design, a functional yet expressive object, a calligraphy in the air inspired by Paul Klee’s Angels.

Photography by José Hevia