Our client, a family of six, commissioned us to renovate a single-family home, built in the 1950s in Font d’En Fargues, a province of Barcelona, which they had fallen in love with but knew it required a head-to-toe renovation. In addition to the renovation we were asked to build an extension to accommodate the needs of the family.
The renovation was quite complex as the plot where the house is located is laid out in different staggered levels. We therefore structured the living spaces as follows: the first level served as access to the house from the street as well as the parking and storage room. The next level, at the ground level, can be accessed from the outside via stairs located to the right side of the main façade, is where the main entrance to the house is located. Finally, there is a third level where the bedrooms are located; the swimming pool is also located here, at the far end of the plot.
Entering the house via the second level opens onto the entrance hall, which leads to a completely open space as well as access to the second floor via a set of custom-built stairs. These stairs are made of a lightweight structure that provides a view of the entire area which includes the living room, kitchen and garden.
The extension was added to the south side of the house. Given the structure and style of the existing house, the clients wanted a completely different style for the extension, one that would not only allow us to create a new living space but would also add a new visual dimension that would elevate the overall look of the house. The extension is covered by a lightweight metal structure made of white lacquered mesh to provide a sense of lightness and set it apart from the white plaster of the old part of the house. This structure opens up on the ground floor to provide access to the open kitchen/dining room from the outside. On the first floor, the new structure covers the new extension which houses the master bedroom with an en-suite bathroom and a terrace, providing privacy while allowing views over the garden and swimming pool.