Located in Madrid, Spain, this outstanding 646-square-foot penthouse boasts stunning interiors by Spanish architect Héctor Ruiz-Velázquez. The apartment’s nearly 540-square-foot terrace was also decorated by him, for a spectacular final result.
Perfectly combining functionality with aesthetics, Velázquez used every inch of the available space in an imaginative and efficient way. The entrance and hallway of the Ruiz-Maasburg penthouse flaunts a dynamic axis that “seems to defy gravity and logic and thus changes unexpectedly the perception of space according to the use and his movement”. By means of such “basic theater tricks”, the architect managed to create the illusion of a much larger space.
The monochromatic palette is obviously another “trick” that Velázquez used to create the impression of extra space. While the different shades of white, given by the light that falls on the surfaces, create a feeling of openness, the strategically placed black surfaces enhance the visual depth.