U.Ø House is a minimalist residence located in Madrid, Spain, designed by BETA.Ø architecture office. U.Ø house raised the question of how to generate a domestic space in the area of the existing dwelling to extend and optimise the possible uses for each space by its current residents. Therefore, open, flexible spaces were generated to allow natural light to enter the home, enabling easy reconfiguration of spaces through the use of lightweight partitions that act as necessary filters. This means the spaces can be divided up as the user needs during the day, whilst also generating visual fluidity. The space then is designed as a flexible setting, in which the user can choose the various corners where domestic life takes place within an environment where the light and the selected finishes have the capacity to generate a homogeneous, warm domestic atmosphere. All the areas that make up the home’s daytime layout, such as the lounge area, the dining room itself or even the kitchen area, can be converted into meeting areas, office or study, allowing them to be made independent of the rest of the layout, always ensuring appropriate conditions of comfort in line with their use.
Photography by David Zarzoso