In the historic center of Barcelona, a dwelling is being renovated in a building built in 1840. It’s placed in the emblematic Escudellers Street, which was a center for the potter guild in the Middle Age. In the rehabilitation, we took into account traditional constructive techniques. We focus on the maintenance of original materials, carpentry, moldings, fittings, hydraulic mosaics, and others.
The access from the street has a decadent character. The itinerary towards the apartment builds an experience that continues to its interior. The high ceilings and patios allow natural illumination within the apartment. Generating intense experiences and moving away from the crazy rhythm of the city. A break, an oasis in the heart of the historic center, in one of its busiest streets.
By changing the distribution, we were able to give the bedrooms natural light. Two partitions were removed so the kitchen, the dining room, and living room came together as a common area. The main bathroom was solved mainly by a porous stone which changes color when it is wet. Light, water, dry, wet… Interesting relationships are generated between the elements, with a poetic dialogue. The priority has been given to the preservation and restoration of the original building elements which, together with their historical patina, give a clear added value.