There is a well known Italian expression, il dolce significantly niente, which names a way of daily life connected to the enjoyment of doing nothing, staying maybe this unoccupied and idle angle a person of the ways of currently being in the earth that most activates the creative imagination of the human becoming. With this lifetime philosophy, which renounces the rush and bets on a quiet existence, the casa gialla, the reform of a 47m2 condominium located in a building in close proximity to the pretty central and vacationer Puerta del Sol in Madrid.
Under Ceci’s premises, an attic room with picket beams, dark and compartmentalized, is transformed into a shiny, open up and versatile area with two uncomplicated and precise steps such as demolishing and equipping. The existing partition partitions are removed, which divided the dwelling excessively into unique rooms, poorly lit and ventilated, and which integrated a living-kitchen area-dining room, two bedrooms, a smaller lavatory and a ramshackle terrace. The perimeter of the property is occupied with fragments of a storage technique with unique heights, the key a person staying a permeable and linear piece of household furniture with 5.60 meters extensive, 60 centimeters deep, 2.30 meters higher and mustard yellow.
This perimeter storage operation frees up the centre of the dwelling, which becomes a huge, adaptable, multifunctional rectangular home measuring 7 x 2.5 meters, joined to a south-west-facing terrace. In this central place, which has few and light furnishings these kinds of as a round desk, two chairs, a couch, a side desk and a countertop with wheels, most of the domestic actions just take position it is the spot to cook, take in, function, browse, and even rest many thanks to a folding mattress concealed in the back wall.
The system of the rest of the dwelling includes the bed room overlooking the multifunctional room through a window, a toilet – with the shower divided from the bathroom and sink – with double entry, and a terrace connected to the central house by means of a step turned 30º wherever there are a few characteristic factors of an hedonistic existence: a shower, a bathtub and vegetation.
The casa gialla is an oasis of optimism in the middle of the town designed for Ceci’s enjoyment, alone or in organization it is an city refuge that, as opposed to the solely functional property-machine, claims a playful and sensual domestic area the place a non-productive time inside is feasible and the senses are a single additional building material.
In other phrases, the challenge favors the unanticipated and contemplative existence. It is doable that, lying on the mattress that handles the bathtub on the terrace on a very hot summertime afternoon, Ceci 50 percent asleep may perhaps arrive to believe, as Bioy Casares says in The Invention of Morel, that the entire world is designed up completely of sensations.