Situated in the center of Lepe, an Andalusian town in southwestern Spain, a historic house known as Domus Atrio was recently redesigned by González Morgado Architecture. The residence, built in the late 19th century, is a mix of Roman, Muslim, and Andalusian influences.
Reminiscent of the traditional domus (home) found in ancient Rome, the rooms are arranged around three patios. The architects aimed to highlight the authentic spirit of the house while updating the décor and configuration of the rooms.
Understated interiors allow the full character of Domus Atrio and its original features to stand out—elaborate wrought iron, wooden windows, Spanish tiles, and brick accents—while the central atrium floods the space with natural light.
A pale palette predominates, providing a soothing backdrop for restrained furnishings as well as lighting from Vibia. Arik Levy’s Wireflow fixture illuminates several key spots, lending a contemporary counterpoint to the timeless soul of the residence.
Wireflow reimagines the classic chandelier in a web of slender black electrical cables capped with LED terminals. At once dramatic and delicate, the wires trace three-dimensional geometries with an airy outline. Its transparent effect cedes center stage to the home’s distinctive architecture while offering a markedly modern mien.
In the entryway a Wireflow hanging lamp greets guests. Suspended above the Spanish tiles, it offers an easy sightline to the wrought-iron door behind it and juxtaposes the ornate design with its rectilinear form—“a dialogue,” as the architect calls it, between the contemporary fixture and the centuries-old structure.
Inside, another Wireflow hanging lamp brightens a seating area. It exudes a barely-there, ethereal presence, while picking up the black hue of the bookcase and Mies Van Der Rohe Barcelona chairs below.
In the dining room, the designers selected Wireflow Lineal over the table. Its two-dimensional form recalls a line drawing floating in mid-air, like a futuristic tapestry defining the eating area in the open space.