Matilda, sitting, dining and drinking room is located in the heart of Valladolid. The local, a former cocktail bar, was remodeled by a team of friends in less than 1 month with a really limited budget and minimal intervention. The architect Jesús de los Ojos, of Oaestudio, carried out the architectural project, and relatives of the 3 partners who manage the lounge put all their efforts in order to make it real.
Thus, with the work of a single carpenter, an electrician and a small group of improvised “workers”, Matilda came to life. The walls are now coated with OSB, which gives the place the warmth of wood. Over this paneling, a pattern of coloured lines and wooden slats generate a kind of Nordic vibration. The main area of the room is occupied by a large table which invites us to share our time with others. It was specially designed and built for Matilda and has a set of wheels on one ot its ends that makes it possible to move it as a wheelbarrow (what otherwise, due to the large size of this piece of furniture, would be a very difficult task). On the other side, the table is supported on antique recycled furniture. For more intimate encounters, 3 small tables are displayed next to the back wall.
The bar consists on a large base of plywood covered with an intense grass-green layer. Low lights help to generate a sense of protection without lowering the ceiling height, and selected ranges of colors endow the place of a special warm atmosphere that takes us back to the fifties. As a result of all this, an atmosphere of cozy domesticity envelops us in the interior.Location: Valladolid, Spain
Architect: OA estudio | Jesús de los Ojos Moral
Partners: Antonio Calvo, Charo Chávez, Asami Hatano Contributors: Jairo Rodriguez, Aída G. Pinillos, Pablo Santos, Nacho Guerrero, and others… Photographs: Paulo Paiva Fonseca