The home-studio of a trapper in Madrid

Spanish architect Javier J. Iniesta designs a domestic interior that reflects the lifestyle and creative imagination of a trap icon.

What is the connection between trap music and architecture? Pavements, raw (and then painted) walls, overpasses, high-rise buildings, squares and benches are central to the narrative of trap music, which is able to tell the story of the city with an unprecedented and engaging gaze.

Similarly, urban subcultures are often a source of inspiration for designers and architects, who manage to interpret their languages and aesthetics in a new way. This is the case of Javier J. Iniesta, who designed the home-studio in Madrid for Kaydy Cain, a local trap star, representing his personality and lifestyle. The Spanish architect has spatially translated the artist's very personal universe with a series of four linked spaces, which create very different domestic settings.

Javier J. Iniesta, Trap - home studio for a singer, Madrid, 2021

The first room is a public space, which relates directly to that of the street, reinterpreting some of its banal elements. A yellow painted fence becomes a dynamic and flexible device that characterises the whole room. If the first large area is open and bright, the bedroom behind it is dark, private and secret: a completely black space where hedonism is taken to the extreme.

A place of transition, the staircase leading to the basement reinterprets the atmosphere of suburban alleyways. Here the only design action was to clean up the exposed brick surfaces and place a yellow railing that establishes continuity with the entrance partitions. At the end of the domestic journey is the most important room in the project: the recording studio is a place where work and leisure meet. Characterised by a booth in the centre of the space, this room is rich in details and elements referring to underground culture.

Trap. Home studio for a singer
Javier J. Iniesta
Marta Múñoz
147 sqm

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