Apartment CC52 is located within a 1960s apartment building in the Sarrià-Sant Gervasi district in Barcelona. The apartment required a complete refurbishment, redistributing the interior space, updating the building services and fenestration. The client wished to change the original layout, made up of a several smaller spaces with poor natural lighting, to create a more spacious and light-filled plan with ample integrated storage.
▼中央储物核，the central storage core
A central storage nucleus was conceived around one of the load bearing walls in the depth of the plan. Additionally, two load-bearing walls were punctured structurally to create a looped circulation route around this central storage core. This move fulfilled the client’s wishes by creating elongated vistas from one end of the apartment to the other, redistributing daylight throughout the depth of the plan and increasing the sense of space overall.
▼中央储物核背面面向厨房，the other side of the central storage core
Full height sliding doors were chosen to allow for flexibility in the overall spatial dynamic of the apartment, and to increase the transition of daylight and continuity from one area to the next. In doing so, the client or her guests can continually configure the apartment to suit their individual spatial needs, as required. Intimacy and practical division of areas such as the bathroom / WC / kitchen / bedroom / study or guest room are made possible through these movable partitions.
▼通顶滑门打开空间，增加空间流动性和亮度，the full height sliding doors open up the space, adding fluidity and illuminating the deep plan
▼可移动的隔板用来区分私密空间与功能空间，movable partitions are used to divide intimate and practical spaces
A neutral and light reflecting white-based color pallet was chosen for the interior surfaces to amplify the mirroring of daylight and feeling of airiness throughout. This coupled with the sliding doors, the oak wooden flooring and artificial lighting arrangements gives the composition a balanced sense of warmth.
▼橡木地板与白色调室内表现形成暖度的平衡，the oak wooden flooring and the white interior gives the composition a balanced sense of warmth
▼厕所细节, details of the restroom
▼改造前后平面图, the old and new plans