Next to Ramblas in Barcelona, in the emblematic Carme Street, there is a building designed in 1861 by Pablo Sambró Bahía. On the ground floor, we find a typical store known as El Indio, which has historical and patrimonial value.
The refurbishment is done in one of the main floor apartments, with access to three patios. They are filled with plants and have received a landscape treatment with the aim to create a space of disconnection despite the crazy cosmopolitan rhythm. The intervention consists in renovating a dwelling using a contemporary program that keeps in mind the existing architecture and prioritizes the maintenance and recovery of primary building elements such as carpentry, shutters and hydraulic flooring. An interesting detail of this apartment is the design of the floor. It had antique hydraulic mosaic all around it but some where broken. To maintain the mosaic left we set them up in certain spots and frame them with a gray color mosaic. These elements, with their wounds and wrinkles, are the ones providing a clear added value.