Horcasitas Apartment Remodel | Den Architecture

• June 3, 2011

A young couple from Central America acquired an original flow-through unit in a prestigious modern building from the late 1970s. With surgical precision, carefully selected interventions transformed a compartmentalized old-fashioned apartment into a modern collage of spatial experiences.

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Horcasitas Apartment Remodel, image courtesy Den Architecture

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Horcasitas Apartment Remodel, image courtesy Den Architecture

The composition of volumes, including furniture and built-in cabinets, fills the generous open spaces without an overwhelming presence. Expansive monolithic forms in contrasting colors provide a seamless transition from one space to another. The wall separating master bathroom from sleeping quarters is punctured with three vertical windows that create a day-lit master suite with views of Biscayne Bay; on the bedroom side, the openings are integrated with the custom-made headboard. Low profile furniture in the main living area maximizes cross ventilation, taking advantage of the views and ocean breezes in the flow-through layout. Using colors predominant in Central America, deep earthen tones and rich dark woods are complemented with bright red accents.

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Horcasitas Apartment Remodel, image courtesy Den Architecture

The visual appeal is complemented with an equally sophisticated ecological sensibility: dual-flush toilets, low VOC paint, reclaimed plumbing fixtures, recycled marble tiles, and the re-use of existing floors make an aggressive remodel gentle on our planet.

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Horcasitas Apartment Remodel, image courtesy Den Architecture

+ Project credits / data

Project: Horcasitas Apartment Remodel
Location: Miami FL 33131, USA
Time: May 13th, 2010 – September 15th, 2010
Square Footage: 1,858 SF (including balconies)
Type: Interior

Designer: Den Architecture | http://www.den-arc.com/
Client: Ana Laura and Rafael Horcasitas
What makes this project unique?: Great modern design, on an extremely low budget
Materials used: quartz solid surface, hardwood, coral stone
Innovative use of space: open plan, fluid spaces

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Category: Interior