There is a new way of thinking about houses, interiors, spaces in general, after the pandemic, so that they are habitable, functional and healthy. Teresa Sapey gives us the keys to the ‘perfect post-pandemic house’.
The pandemic has literally changed everything. And it has valued the house. Suddenly, “the confinement has forced us to stop and reflect on our space. And we have seen millions of defects, because we had not thought about it to spend a lot of time in it. We no longer like the colors, the distribution, the furniture; It no longer seemed so comfortable, “says Teresa Sapey, architect, designer, interior designer and, above all, creative.
We spent very little time in them, “we used them to sleep, to eat, and sometimes not even that. We didn’t care if the sofa was comfortable, the color, the furniture.” During the last years they have been used as places of passage to go to the office, the restaurant, the gym, as “hotel rooms where we entered, showered, changed and left”.
It has happened to all of us, also to professionals, who are putting their creative stream to work in the house that we are going to need. Because the possibility of facing new health or climate crises will focus the creative effort to rethink the houses of the future.
During the harsh months of confinement, in the spring of 2020, he launched ‘Before & After by Sapey’. It was his special contribution to that collaborative and supportive current that emerged during confinement and pushed people to do something for others, to help in what each one could. Sapey launched the proposal, “send your corner and we will change it”, and began receiving photos and photos. “It was very successful.
Suddenly everyone wanted to change their house, did they want another color, change the furniture of the place?”, He explains. A challenge tailored to Sapey’s creative audacity, capable of transforming a “no-space” from a hallway to a parking lot. in the favorite corner of the house or in a space full of glamor, ideal for events.
Because what has not changed is the “Sapey world”, cheerful ?? even fun ??, full of energy, where color is “its main material” when it comes to working and reflects a torrent of emotions that is perceived simply view and makes his work unmistakable.
“People are willing to transform the house to make it more tailored to them”, and not only from the utilitarian point of view, here the importance of the emotional component that Teresa Sapey projects in all her work makes her jump like a spring: “Because my house is me, it reflects who I am, it is a double of my personality and we need to see ourselves much more reflected “. It is the brand of the house. In her studio, Teresa Sapey + Partners, they design “spaces with feelings”.
In this context, they received a commission that was quite a challenge: to design a custom-made, prefabricated, economical house, with a very careful, quality, sustainable and eco-efficient interior design.
The result, Casa Dálmata, a prefabricated house at an unbeatable price, that can be installed anywhere, with custom wooden interiors. And, of course, made with natural, recycled materials from kilometer zero. A prototype of a sustainable house, biothermal and open to the outside. A marvel of design.
In addition to the exterior, the interior of the house can also be customized, both in materials and composition.
Although Teresa Sapey has repeated over and over again that she does not believe in the “perfect house”, in this project she has synthesized all her creative magic ?? and a lot of common sense ?? to create a kind of “perfect house” to “live very well inside”.
And work, and live together, and enjoy, and guarantee individual privacy, in case they have to be confined again. In fact, “it has something that I would not have included before ?? Sapey confesses ??, a specific workspace and a bathroom for each one.”
Casa Dámata is the perfect example of a “post-covid project”, of how the pandemic has affected architecture and interior design, a reflection of the circumstances. Marketed by Ecotech Houese, a sustainable and efficient industrialized house with a wooden soul, part of a project of 100 square meters, expandable according to the client’s needs from modules.
It is a house designed to reflect new lifestyles and living, a house that is everything: office, gym, bedroom, school, restaurant, cinema? It is made up of two main modules, one more public and one more private, one more daytime and the other more nocturnal, reflected on the outside through color.
Hybrid and flexible spaces
The pandemic has totally changed the focus of architecture, design and interior design professionals, and this work of rethinking spaces and transforming trends is already reflected in their work. “It has made us reflect, we see the world in a different way. Suddenly we see things differently. There is one thing that I am putting a lot back in the kitchen: the pantry. It has been a long time since they were included in the projects?” Explains Teresa Sapey ??. Or an entrance. ”
Thus, from the loft concept of open spaces, which has prevailed in recent years, it is now again necessary to have a “hybrid space between the outside world and the inside world”, such as the entrance. And the projects include specific workspaces, unnecessary until now due to the possibility of “working anywhere,
In short, we are going to need open and flexible spaces, versatile, capable of having more than one use, or of adding value beyond it. In addition, they must be well lit and ventilated, created with quality but sustainable materials, equipped with the highest technology and eco-efficient.
But also houses that include private spaces, because individual privacy is a necessity that Teresa Sapey values, more than ever. Because as important as guaranteeing physical health through space is guaranteeing “emotional health”. The challenge is enormous, but that is what the professionals are for, rethinking how we are going to live.