This Tiny Madrid Apartment Has Layers, Like a Cake

This Tiny Madrid Apartment Has Layers, Like a Cake

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Nancy Mitchell
Jun 11, 2015
(Image credit: AD España)

How does a Spanish designer live comfortably in an apartment with a footprint of only 21 square meters (225 square feet)? Hint: the 13+ foot ceilings don't hurt.

(Image credit: AD España)

Alberto Bravo is one of the brains behind We are Knitters, a Spanish company that's bringing knit (and crochet) to a new generation. For his apartment in a 19th century building in the suburbs of Madrid, he wanted the feeling of coming home to a beach house, a pretty tall order in only 225 square feet. But the designers at Spanish firm MYCC rose to the occasion — quite literally — by taking advantage of the space's tall ceilings to create a sort of layer cake for living. You enter the house through the kitchen (above), which sits directly above the bathroom.

(Image credit: AD España)

In the center of the space is a living room with soaring ceilings, from whence you can climb down to the bedroom, or up to a small work area. White walls reflect light from above, while little pops of color — many of them from Alberto's own knitted creations — add warmth and style.

Read more about the apartment (with some help from Google translate) and see more photos at AD España.

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