elii: Susaloon

Spanish studio elii converted a minimal space in the centre of Madrid into a flexible and transformable one, configured like the stage in a theatre.

elii, Susaloon, Madrid, Spain
Susaloon is a minimal intervention in a domestic space developed by elii to convert Susana’s home into a flexible and transformable space.
The project development comprises three simple strategies. The first one is an acupuncture operation to adapt the configuration of the space to the needs of its inhabitant, relocating certain household items to optimise the distribution and everyday use.

The second strategy involves opening up certain divisions to extend some spaces such as the living room. There will thus be more natural lighting and wonderful views of the Madrid horizon for the inhabitable spaces.

The third strategy is the integration of a series of fold-down and sliding devices that are used to divide the spaces, deploy a work space, a large dining table, a bed for a surprise guest, a spacious area to practice shiatsu or to reorganise the storage space.

As a result, the main space of the house is configured like the stage in a theatre, that can alter the domestic setting with simple operations that turn one house into many.


Susaloon, Madrid, Spain
Program : apartment
Architects : elii (Uriel Fogué, Eva Gil, Carlos Palacios)
Design Team : Pedro P. García, Alicia García Martín, Claire Laborde
Contractor : Dionisio Torralba Constucciones
Carpentry : Alfredo Merino Caldas
Area : 23.5 sqm
Completion : 2014

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