This apartment in Barcelona’s Gotico district was acquired by a couple from Madrid and the UK, owners of a production company, and design lovers. When we entered the apartment for the first time, we felt thrilled by the challenge of this project. Even in its current state, a unique atmosphere could be appreciated in the space, having a circular distribution around a central patio.
Previous renovations left the apartment slightly undefined. The idea behind the refurbishment was to identify all the original elements to restore, and contrast them with a palette of new materials and a clear, modern aesthetic.
Several spaces were already connected by double doors or large openings, creating long visual connections and views.
We changed the distribution to adapt the apartment to the necessities of a modern lifestyle and to give identity to each space. An essential step invloved moving the kitchen from the back area to the center.
Neutral colors like beige and grey create a relaxed, comfortable atmosphere, while dark blue and bleached fig add a deeper sense of personality.
The master bedroom has its own ensuite bathroom which receives light through a large glass wall. Pieces like the bath tub have been restored to its old glory. The new continuous floor is another result of the decision to create a modern base, contrasting with the old wooden beams, and the stone wall in dining and bedroom.