- Architects: Raúl Sánchez
- Location: Gràcia, Barcelona, Spain
- Architecture Team: Pau Just, Cayetano de los angeles Torre
- Area: 807.3 ft2
- Project Year: 2018
- Photographs: José Hevia
- Engineering: Marés ingenieros
- Client: Private
- Budget : (PEC)
Text description equipped by means of the architects. The earlier state of the condominium belonged to a way of life incompatible with the necessities of the brand new proprietor. These new necessities, even ranging from the home conventionality, left sufficient freedom to regard the brand new condominium in a much less corseted method. Therefore, the brand new proposal begins from the full demolition of the pre-existing scenario, protecting simplest the structural device (for technical and financial causes, structural interventions have been dominated out).
The proposal introduces two L-shaped components that surround the ones purposes that the brand new proprietor, a unmarried guy, required with a definite independence: a primary L-shape partition, orientated in opposition to the get admission to, properties the kitchen house; and a 2d L-shape partition properties the bed room areas with toilet en suite. The remainder of the gap is meant to go with the flow freely within, to maximise the sense of area and abolish the limits between rooms: as an example, each the bed room and the visitor toilet are closed with huge outsized pivoting doorways, from ground to ceiling, with out a perimeter frames. This implies that the walls aren’t simplest interrupted when arriving on the doorways gaps(there aren’t any lintels), but if they open, the conversation is general and the gap sneaks thru, extending the average areas to those rooms whose use is predicted to be occasional , thus fending off that they continue to be closed and residual.
Similarly, the learn about house is an ambiguous area that connects to the average areas thru a brand new pivoting door, very similar to the former ones, however this time of glass, which in flip connects to the bed room thru two huge sliding doorways that still don’t achieve the ceiling, and that of their composition of various kinds of glass, draw superimposed figures that blur the dominant axes of the rooms.
This spatial remedy of blurring the limits is equal to that of the spaces of the two L-shaped components discussed above: the kitchen is concentrated in opposition to the doorway, however on the similar time it’s separated from it with an impartial partition, cladded with a big reflect that blurs the narrowest passage to the kitchen; and concurrently it opens into the lounge thru an island that exceeds its limits. Likewise, the bed room has been undone in numerous rooms; the anteroom of the similar is the learn about house, communicated with the mattress house (separated by means of the sliding glass doorways however communicated by means of the highest of them), and the toilet is accessed from the mattress house, this area extra secluded and personal.
The subject matter remedy accompanies the spatial thought, insinuating the placement of each and every use in rooms that another way don’t have any outlined barriers. Although the kitchen is housed in a roughly recognizable room, its colour is black, and golden main points in brass (the tap, the sink) distinction the black surfaces; the massive pivoting doorways of the visitor rooms are lacquered in black, and their handles once more in brass, highlighting the interruption of the white partitions; the toilet suite is totally black, a mixture of ceramic, granite, microcement and black varnish, and with faucets, sinks and different equipment all in black.
On the opposite, the visitor toilet has the other remedy, right here the granite, the microcement and the varnish are all white, even though the wash basin and taps are saved in black. The sliding and pivoting doorways of iron and glass draw figures that blur the axes, but in addition mark spaces of privateness and extra visual spaces. The lights play alternating blacks and whites; the furnishings is fabricated from white lacquered wooden and the entire handles are black. Even the brand new ground of the outside terrace, whose partitions needed to maintain the unique colour, mark a fringe band of white microcement that within receives a fragmented black tiling, as an external carpet.
Two bands of brass duvet the perimeters of the two L-shaped components that arrange the inner, highlighting its spatial significance, and its independence from the remainder of the walls.