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White Penthouse by Hector Ruiz Velazquez

White Penthouse by Hector Ruiz Velazquez

by LWW on January 6, 2011

The Ruis-Maasburg Penthouse is a space that could not have been completed under any other circumstances. Spanish architect Héctor Ruiz-Velázquez was given the task to turn this 650 sq.ft. attic into a livable apartment- a rather formidable task. The result turned out to be one of the best examples of white living that we have seen for a while!

Ample white space is accented with rich black details to enhance depth, while the unique curvaceous walls and ceiling use classic theatre techniques of forced perspective to turn this otherwise cramped area into a spacious-looking contemporary interior. Billowing curtains are used judiciously to create divisions of space, even hung over windows to offset their admittedly small size. Although white design is the main focus of the entire space, there are enough soothing shadows to soften any edge.

This white home takes advantage of a large terrace to create a spacious outdoor/indoor living area- complete with a luxurious partially enclosed day bed for dreaming or relaxing. Green plants and potted flowers are used in various rooms to keep this natural connection going.

This White Penthouse may go against every preconceived notion about how a small space should look, but it definitely does not break any rules of great modern design.

via: Contemporist

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