75 sqm Apartment Rehabilitation in a Old Building in Barcelona

75 sqm Apartment Rehabilitation in a Old Building in Barcelona

Architects: HABITAN Architecture
Project: Barcelona Apartment Rehabilitation
Collaborators: Juan Bilbao, Juan Simonet
Location: Born area, Barcelona, Spain
Area: 75 sqm
Photography: Alicia Alcaide

A whole apartment rehabilitation in a old building of the Born area. It is about transforming a small, compartmentalized floor in an open airy space.

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The original distribution of the house disappears but the values of all the traditional elements of the housing in Born is preserved and kept: the mosaic floor, ceiling beams, the woodworks … Some of these elements has changed of use, such as old doors reused to transform into a bed head cabinet.

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The open space becomes luminous. The original materials are revalued and contrasts with modern materials.

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The kitchen occupies the central space of the house. It is designed to get away as far as possible from the idea of a traditional kitchen furniture. Lacquered furniture in white blends into the walls. The kitchen island is designed to be a central dining table floating from the floor, from wood and iron, fleeing far from the conventional image of kitchen islands.

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