The Apartment Zafra is an Oasis with Mediterranean Ambiance in Downtown Madrid

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Joaquin Altamirano and Silvia Martín worked with Daniel Bergman Vázquez of Estudio Untercio to create an open-plan oasis in an apartment building in central Madrid.

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The couple’s new 753-square-foot penthouse apartment suffered from a typical midcentury layout, with spaces for cooking, sleeping, and bathing strictly segregated into cell-like rooms linked by a dark hallway.

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Martín and Altamirano insisted that their home have a holiday feel, one that gives off a Mediterranean ambience despite its location in a landlocked city.

Architect: Estudio Untercio
Project: Zafra Apartment
Location: Madrid, Spain
Photographs: Luiz Diaz Diaz

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