A43 – Ways of Living: Warm and Welcoming Home Renovation

Estudio Calma‘s A43 – Ways of Living project in Valencia, Spain, is a residential renovation that embodies a modern, open-concept approach to living. Designed in 2024, this house features a unique storage band that acts as a backbone, guiding the flow of the space and creating a seamless transition between day and night zones. The introduction of a central courtyard floods the home with natural light, while the choice of warm, natural materials like oak and stone-like flooring cultivates a cozy, inviting atmosphere.

Minimalist living room with wooden shelving unit, concrete floors, and neutral furniture.
Modern minimalist living room with neutral tones, large windows, and wooden accents.
Modern kitchen with sleek wood cabinets, built-in oven, and minimalist design.
A modern kitchen featuring a sleek, minimalist design with clean lines, neutral colors, and wood accents.
Modern kitchen with minimalist design, recessed lighting, and open shelving.
Minimal workspace with wooden shelves, table, and chairs in a bright, minimalist room.
Minimalist bedroom with floor-to-ceiling curtains, bed, and neutral color scheme.
Modern bedroom interior with minimalist wooden paneling and recessed lighting.
Minimalist bathroom design with recessed lighting, double vanity, and neutral tones.
A modern shower enclosure with large gray tiles, a rainfall showerhead, and minimal design.

About A43 – Ways of Living

Nestled in the heart of Valencia, Spain, the A43 – Ways of Living project by Estudio Calma showcases a captivating transformation that redefines the concept of modern living. Designed in 2024, this renovation project breathes new life into a private residence, seamlessly blending timeless elegance with a forward-thinking approach to spatial design.

Uniting Spaces, Embracing Light

At the core of this project lies a desire to create a home that seamlessly adapts to the clients’ current lifestyle. Gone are the traditional compartmentalized rooms and endless corridors; instead, the design team has crafted a harmonious flow that allows light to flood every corner of the dwelling. The strategic placement of a central covered courtyard introduces indirect natural illumination, casting a warm glow throughout the interiors and fostering a sense of tranquility.

A Functional Backbone

A defining feature of the design is the longitudinal storage band that serves as a functional backbone, separating the day and night spaces while enabling a variety of circulation patterns. This innovative approach not only enhances the overall efficiency of the layout but also introduces a unique architectural element that subtly guides the movement through the home.

Warm, Welcoming Materiality

The material palette within the A43 – Ways of Living project exudes a warm and inviting ambiance. The generous use of oak wood in the storage areas, coupled with the continuous stone-like flooring, creates a cohesive and soothing atmosphere. Carefully placed lighting fixtures further accentuate the natural textures and tones, establishing a harmonious balance between form and function.

Versatile Spaces for Modern Living

The open-concept living room seamlessly transitions into the kitchen, allowing for fluid interactions and a seamless flow between the two spaces. The minimalist yet functional kitchen features a sleek island and state-of-the-art appliances, perfectly complementing the overall design aesthetic. In the bedroom, the warm wooden accents and abundance of natural light create a serene and restorative sanctuary, while the spa-like bathroom exudes a sense of tranquility with its clean lines and luxurious materials.

A Holistic Approach to Design

The A43 – Ways of Living project by Estudio Calma is a testament to the power of thoughtful design. By prioritizing the clients’ needs, embracing natural light, and crafting a cohesive material palette, the design team has created a home that seamlessly blends functionality, aesthetics, and a deep understanding of modern living. This renovation project not only elevates the everyday experience but also stands as a shining example of how architecture can transform the way we inhabit and interact with our living spaces.

Photography by Fran Álvarez
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- by Matt Watts