Spanish practice ELII Architects has refurbished this micro-apartment in Madrid adopting a series of smart solution for storage spaces. A dual strategy has been applied to this project based on an L-shaped band that integrates the access, wet areas, storage areas and leisure spaces. This frees up the main area, which opens up to the windows and balconies to create a brightly lit atmosphere. The intimate areas are therefore secluded and sheltered from view from the entrance.
On the other hand, the apartment is arranged into two levels: the level at the elevation of the entrance and the main room, plus a second level, 90 centimeters higher up, extending beyond the kitchen surface, where the living area and the bathroom are located. Secret trapdoors extend the storage space in the overhead areas. A portable custom stepladder is used access storage spaces and double as small grandstand in the living room.