AMARO SÁNCHEZ DE MOYA BECAME A MASTER

AMARO SÁNCHEZ DE MOYA BECAME A MASTER 

kitchen with black and white checked floor, small table, floral backsplash

Caprice is not a word usually associated

with Amaro Sánchez de Moya.

Whether he’s transforming an Andalusian palacio or a chic Portuguese eco-resort,

the Spanish architect and designer is known for a maximalist

classicism that embraces symmetry,

ordered lines, and enough sumptuous textiles to outfit a royal court or two.

But when it came time to design his own pied-à-terre in the ancient city of Seville, his normal rigor was tempered with a bit of spontaneity and even whimsy.

“It’s true that a taste for the classical, a certain historicism,

underlines almost all of my work,” he says.

“But because it was my home, I could make it a little more capricious.”

It helped that he had a relativelyblank slate with which to begin.

After moving to Madrid,

Sánchez de Moya bought the apartment in the Andalusian capital,

where he was born, with the intention of using it as a second home.

Built in the early 20th century,

its 1,000 square feet held little architectural interest,

and except for a few interior doors, none of its original features were worth keeping.

The building’s wonky layout­—all odd angles and unevenly shaped rooms—posed a challenge,

but they eventually gave Sánchez de Moya his point of creative entry.

“I wanted to try to make all the rooms geometrically perfect,” he says.

“Despite the irregular footprint.” ออกแบบบ้าน

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