Led by the Project Consortium with the architects at Enorme Studio, BEYOME seeks to transform traditional dwellings by providing a greater degree of flexibility in their spaces, so that they can adapt to contemporary lifestyles, while also considering the different uses that its residents give them with them. But how can we make the same space adaptable to different uses? What strategies can be developed to double the area of our homes and make better use of it?
The Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted the need to incorporate new habits into the way we live. Architects around the world set out to develop dynamic designs in residences, either with partition elements or mobile furniture to enhance even the smallest of spaces. In Spain, according to INE, 32.3% of homes are less than 65 square metres. Applying new designs, technologies and its own robotic furniture system, BEYOME is a project developed in the Lavapiés neighborhood of Madrid and proposes to double the area of the house from 45 sq m to 90 sq m.
These sustainable dwellings focus on improving housing conditions in dwellings and responding to the demand for the ability to carry out more than one activity in one place, these sustainable dwellings are designed with reconfigurable spaces that not only allow a greater degree of adaptability to various conditions but also improve the possibility Reach space, energy efficiency, and work-life balance. The barcode room in Studio_01, which allows users to customize the size of spaces, adapting them to multiple uses, or the minimalist multi-shared space in Estudio BNAA, which turns the same space into several at the same time, are just some examples of how flexibility and mobility can be achieved And the ability to adapt to the spaces in which we live.
Derived from Beyond Home, this flexible living system includes two bedrooms, one with a dressing room, also two enclosed work or study areas, a living room, a bathroom, and a kitchen of up to 30 square metres. The use of two movable walls makes it possible to rotate and open different areas of the house according to the needs of its occupants. In turn, these walls are equipped with mobile furniture including folding bed systems, dining or work tables, benches, miscellaneous storage equipment and shelves.
It is a fully configurable modular system designed to respond to all types of audience with manual and robotic drives. Regardless of which motion system is implemented, whether linear or rotary, the focus is on one goal of achieving flexibility in housing, providing responsiveness to 95% of the traditional and rigid models currently on the market.
project: BEYOME // FOOT BATH
Design and build: day
location: Lavapies, Madrid
Date: March 2022
Video and photos: Javier de Paz Garcia