The project presents the renovation of an apartment found in a creating on the ‘Eixample’ neighborhood, Barcelona.
At first, the studio gave a decayed and dark picture due to the excessively subdivided rooms. The patio is very narrow, and it scarcely receives light. Except for the two rooms next to the main facade, the apartment was barely illuminated by organic light. The principal goal has been to attain the maximum use of natural light in the apartment. We simplified the distribution to receive large and opened spaces that multiplied light. The end result is a linear succession of three large spaces of diverse proportions linked with the construction of load-bearing walls. Each room has a certain use with its very own identity (residing space/kitchen-dining space/bedroom) and the openings among them allow them better freedom of romantic relationship.
The only partitions that are not demolished are those in the hallway, which generates the servant spaces for the apartment annexed to the patio. They are situated in between the day places and the evening location to give much more privacy. The structures of the building are load-bearing walls parallel to the façade with number of openings that darkened the rest of the apartment. We recognized a significant opening in one of the intermediate bearing walls taking benefit of two existing doors, to enhance light and spatial movement.
The outdated joineries, ceiling moldings and traditional factors discovered in the apartment have been restored. At the identical time, the new supplies this kind of as the metallic beams utilised for the openings of the walls are exposed to emphasize the previous distribution. Each, conventional and technical components are painted in white, which improved normal light and gave the apartment a homogeneous and timeless environment. The normal wooden oak floor introduces texture and warmth, acting as a continuous carpet that unifies the spaces and punctually rises to develop the furniture. Photography by Adrià Goula