Winning Project: Reforma vivienda unifa
Name of Winner: Elena Martínez Sanz
Name of University: Escuela de Arte y Superior de Diseño de Castellón
City: Castellon de la Plana, Spain
The main objective of this residential reform, is to utilize the abandoned spaces of the apartment efficiently, and convert them into corners where the family can make use of, in their day to day. For the reform, the protagonist material is Neolith®, a creative solution which balances space, and aesthetics. The prime focus throughout the residence is the creative wall of geometric figures presented in the center of the apartment, which can be seen from the interior as well as exterior space of the house.
Opinion of the Jury:
A great understanding of the material, demonstrated through the intricate shapes and cuts of the sintered stone in various spaces of the house from furniture to striking artistic walls combining different materials and textures. Despite the contemporary feel that runs through the house, we find more traditional elements like the height of the ceilings that confers also more awareness to the use of the real size of the slabs in some spaces of the project.