The apartment is located in a residential neighbourhood in the outskirts of Barcelona, inside a four- storey building.
The goal of the project was to give the flat a brand-new look, and since all the rooms have outdoor-facing windows, to let the light enter the common areas as much as possible while creating more open spaces.
The property, which was originally built in the 1990s, was characterised by dark floors and several doors and walls which separated every room, as well as a service area and a large kitchen with a suboptimal layout. All of this made it difficult to appreciate the flat’s charm and potential.
The first step we took was to tear down all those dividers that did not allow the light from the outside to come through and to re-organise the space by designing a series of shapes made of wood that act both as pieces of furniture and space distributors, creating an overall lighter and more fluid space.
Following our renovation, when you enter the house, you’re welcomed in the hall by a structure made of natural wood, combined with painted wood and granite. Through glass doors, to which we added wooden handles to give them a floating effect, you enter the kitchen where the terracotta tones of the 10 x 10 cm ceramic titles dictate the colours of the room, finished with a touch of black matte granite. We created an island in the middle of the kitchen with the cooker hood attached to the ceiling to let as much light as possible come through. A table made from the same terracotta tiles has also been added to create a more intimate area, since the client likes having breakfast in the kitchen, taking advantage again of all the light that now comes through.
Entering the living/dining room area through one of the hallways, the new wooden shapes distribute the space. In the dining room, panelled cupboards and a black granite vaulted niche which serves as support for the dining table are the protagonists. In the living area, a bench was built in the same terracotta tiles that spans the room, creating an altar-style area for the TV, following our client’s requirements.
We chose light grey micro-cement as the paving to give continuity to the entire space.
A white lacquered sliding door, which was created following the redistribution of the space, provides access to the bedrooms, where the flooring changes to natural oak. In the bedrooms we changed the floors, the lighting and the wardrobe, updating them while preserving the harmony with the rest of the flat.
In the bathroom, the key elements used were blue ceramic tiles, oak veneer wood for the furniture and white silestone.
In the master bedroom at the back of the house, the client wanted to create an ample space that could accommodate any accessibility requirements that might be required in the future. We created a 5m long wardrobe that separates the bathroom from the sleeping area, and added the same detail as in the other doors of a solid oak handle. The bed is positioned in the centre of the wardrobe wall facing the windows, since the client wanted to be able to wake up looking at the mountains. The oak veneer headboard separates the bedroom from the dressing area. The main bathroom, created as a mini spa, features micro-cement in the floor and walls, and warmth is added to the space through the use of arabescato marble in brown and solid oak furniture.