Luz Arquitectos

House Renovations

Client’s specific needs

  • Redistribution: Optimized space layout by leveraging existing plumbing and water supply locations. Created separate areas while maintaining versatility and spaciousness.

  • Interior Design: Achieved a minimalist and cozy aesthetic with a color palette of grays, blacks, and wood accents. Integrated smart lighting design.

  • Thermal Comfort: Ensured year-round temperature stability and energy efficiency through effective insulation techniques.

  • Air Quality: Implemented measures to control indoor air quality, addressing concerns about urban pollutants.

  • Acoustics: Implemented sound insulation solutions for enjoyable music experiences without disturbance.

  • Construction Quality Control: Prioritized thorough quality control measures, maintaining effective communication and collaboration throughout the construction process.


Sumary of the improvements of design:

  • Sleek and elegant design with clear, straight lines
  • Color palette of grays, blacks, and wood tones
  • Lighting scheme combines direct spotlights and concealed LED strips
  • Opened up the space for maximum natural light and intuitive pathway
  • Strategically located workspace near the entrance for privacy
  • Comfortable entry zone with slight separation from the workspace
  • Transparency instead of partitions for privacy in the bathroom and bedroom
  • Custom-made dressing room for usability and privacy
  • Improved thermal performance with insulation in all exterior walls
  • Soundproofing achieved by insulating shared walls and installing high-performance windows
  • Mechanical ventilation system for humidity control and filtered air
  • Kitchen serves as a prominent and practical space, utilizing the party wall as a backdrop
  • Effective communication and active participation during construction ensured success

Final result

The final result is a collaborative effort between the client, the construction company, and the Luz Arquitectos team. The client is pleasantly surprised with the outcome, as the objectives have been successfully achieved. The apartment exhibits excellent thermal performance, and a sense of tranquility prevails in the interior spaces. The simplicity of elements and layout contributes to a well-organized atmosphere. Moreover, the design perfectly aligns with the client’s taste. 


Lastly, the interior ambiance is characterized by clean air. The usability of the spaces is comfortable, and daily cleaning tasks require minimal effort. The furniture arrangement is functional and practical. Overall, the kitchen takes center stage and stands out as a prominent backdrop.

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Specific needs:

  • Client’s Participation: The client wants to be involved in the design process, including administrative tasks and decision-making, to feel a sense of ownership and better understand the building’s functionality.
  • Optimized Design: The goal is to design the building in detail to comply with regulations while maximizing its potential and providing a customized budget for the owners.
  • Building Envelope: Improvements in the basement, contact walls, and windows will be made to ensure thermal insulation, prevent future issues, and enhance energy efficiency.
  • Interior Comfort: Installation of an efficient heating and cooling system, ventilation with heat recovery, and consideration of different heating distribution options (radiators vs. underfloor heating) to ensure a comfortable living environment.
  • Accessibility and Usability: Installation of an elevator for easy access to all floors and the creation of functional spaces, such as a “choco” area in the basement and separate zones in the attic for residents of different floors.

Summary of Improvements:

  • Enhanced client involvement and satisfaction through active participation in the design process.
  • Optimized design to meet regulations and budget requirements.
  • Improved building envelope with enhanced thermal insulation and structural reinforcement.
  • Enhanced interior comfort through efficient heating, cooling, and ventilation systems.
  • Improved accessibility and usability with the installation of an elevator and creation of functional spaces in the basement and attic.

Final Result

The collaborative effort between the client, construction company, and Luz Arquitectos team has successfully achieved the objectives. The final result is a building with excellent thermal performance, a tranquil interior ambiance, well-organized spaces, and a design that meets the client’s preferences. The interior environment provides clean air, effortless maintenance, and functional furniture. The kitchen stands out as a central feature, creating a captivating backdrop.