The Rosic apartment is in one of the many labyrinths like streets from the Born neighbourhood in Barcelona. In these streets strong contrasts exist between the building shadows and the bright sun light.
The Rambla Catalunya penthouse formed by two hexagons that connect at right angles and a large outdoor terrace made the distribution project the most complex part.
This Barcelona flat is located in a quiet and green passageway beside the Sagrada Familia ever-on-site temple and belongs to Andrea Serboli, one of the two founders of the architectural firm.
The house dates from 1930, with a facade of 7m wide and a built depth of 10m. This town house survives the real estate pressure and the transformation of the neighborhood that has been replacing this typology with multi-family buildings of more than 4 floors as those that surround it.
A dismal old book warehouse is completely transformed into a bright and airy residence-atelier with a double apartment and patio-verandah plus a separate additional apartment unit.
This Poble Nou apartment home is a paradigmatic case of the urban and real state transformation that has been sweeping over the city and especially through this neighbourhood in the recent past. The industrial buildings and warehouses at Poble Nou offer “open plan” possibilities, natural light and ventilation in a spot that, as the city grows, is progressively becoming ever so centric.