Amid a residential neighbourhood in Bogota, Colombia, a modest street-level façade precedes the small but bold conversion within. The garage, courtyard and laundry of the home above have been converted into a “space for experimentation, production and services around tea” by architects Oficina Informal.
Geometric patterns are also utilised elsewhere; salvaged hexagonal ceramic floor tiles, handcrafted linear parquet in the main space, and triangular details in the furniture.
In a small space that does big things, a multifunctional mantra is necessary. Adaptive items, such as the corner bleachers and mobile shelving, can accommodate changing requirements. Even the connecting structure does more than just look fantastic; it collects rainwater for reuse, provides shelter, and conceals lighting.
Text by Samantha Elsworthy for Pages from my Moleskine.
Samantha is a Student of Interior Design & Decoration at RMIT, graduating this year.
[Images via Platforma Arquitectura and Oficina Informal]