A prolonged walnut-panelled wall runs by means of the intense white dwelling areas inside this Barcelona condo, renovated by native studio Raúl Sanchez Architects.
The Girona Road condo is ready inside a Nineteenth-century constructing in Barcelona’s prosperous Dreta de l’Eixample neighbourhood and belongs to a design-savvy couple with two younger youngsters.
Previous to the renovation, the condo contained a warren of small, darkish dwelling areas bookended by an indoor patio and a sitting room that overlooks the road.
Raúl Sanchez Architects linked these two rooms with a 21-metre-long wall that stretches from one finish of the ground plan to the opposite. Whereas nearly all of surfaces within the condo have been rendered in white micro-cement, the wall is crafted from walnut wooden.
“I considered a fabric, which may distinction the whiteness with magnificence and heat whereas additionally including texture and ruggedness,” founder Raúl Sanchez instructed Dezeen.
“We made a number of samples and trials till we obtained the correct wooden and the correct porosity of walnut.”
A collection of rooms run parallel to the wall, starting with a eating space.
Right here, a piece of the rear wall was painted darkish blue and fitted with a built-in bench seat, whereas the ground was inlaid with a sq. patch of patterned hydraulic tiles.
Additional alongside the hallway, a sitting space was created simply in entrance of a pair of stained glass home windows. That is adopted by two bedrooms which can be partially painted blue to match the eating space.
One in every of them is fronted by an enormous pivoting door that, just like the condo, is break up into two sides. One half is clad with chrome steel and the opposite in brass.
Extra rooms lie hid behind the lengthy walnut wall, every accessed through a discrete flush door. This features a U-shaped kitchen, which was virtually totally painted a sea-green hue.
There’s additionally a storage space, the household lavatory and the principal bed room, the place a floor-to-ceiling cream curtain helps conceal en-suite services.
The condo’s indoor patio was freshened up, as was the street-facing sitting space. It now includes a mint-green sideboard and bookshelf, in addition to an ornamental wall panel that mimics the brass-and-steel pivot door.
Extra hydraulic tiles have been additionally included into the ground, this time in mismatch prints.
Raúl Sanchez Architects is behind a variety of hanging houses in Barcelona, other than the Girona Road condo.
This contains BSP20 Home with its towering spiral staircase and the Tamarit Residence, which is decked out with clashing supplies.
The images is by José Hevia.
Structure: Raúl Sanchez Architects
Group: Valentina Barberio, Paolo Burattini, Flavia Thalisa Gütermann, Dimitris Louizos, Albert Montilla
Construction: Diagonal Arquitectura
Enginering: Marés Ingenieros
Textile design: Catalina Montaña