The project encompasses the comprehensive reform of a spacious apartment of 110 square meters located at the intersection of Aribau and Roselló streets, with façade to one of the characteristic chamfers of Cerdà’s Eixample in Barcelona.
▼公寓的公共区域概览，overview of the public space of the apartment
The new inhabitants, a couple of local creatives, presented some requirements that the existing state of the apartment, quite subdivided and outdated, did not meet, so all the interior partitions were demolished, but respecting the system of structural bays of load bearing walls parallel to the facade, something very characteristic of these chamfer blocks.
▼公寓空间轴测图，axon of the apartment
▼紧邻着公寓外立面的生活起居区，采用开放式布局，容纳着起居室、餐厅和厨房空间，the outermost block of living areas with a joint living room, dining room and kitchen, taking advantage of the façade of the chamfer
▼起居室空间，沿着外墙布置了一个六角形液压瓷砖带，并在其上方安装细长的圆柱形灯具，the living room, the hydraulic hexagonal tiles covers the entire length of the chamfer façade and are illuminated by long and narrow cylindrical lamps
▼起居室，安装秋千以增加空间的趣味性，the living room with a swing at the center, introducing a playful note
▼厨房和起居室，the kitchen and the living room
▼厨房，采用大理石台面，the kitchen with the marble counter
The project proposes a long front of oak wood, perpendicular to the façade, which houses the bedroom, the dressing room and the studio, as well as generous closets and support areas. This front serves as the interior façade, and three functional blocks are projected on it transversely. The outermost is the block of living areas, with a joint living room-dining room-kitchen. This block takes advantage of all the development of the façade of the chamfer, and reveals its entire length. Likewise, the wooden partition does not touch the façade, as it is interrupted giving way to large pivoting doors of lacquered wood with vertical strips of brass in contact with the wood, without frames, so that the entire facade can be understood in an uninterrupted, unitary way.
As a carpet, or interior path, hydraulic hexagonal tiles recovered from the former flooring are arranged, covering the entire length of the chamfer façade, pointing out precisely the importance of the chamfer itself in the conceptual development of the proposal. This tiled path is also illuminated by long and narrow cylindrical lamps, highlighting this path by means of artificial lighting. Finally, a swing was installed in the center of the chamfer, introducing a playful note much desired by the clients.
▼室内走廊，橡木片墙垂直于外立面设置，作为室内的立面，interior corridor, the oak wood front is designed perpendicular to the façade, serving as the interior facade
▼卧室细节和片墙细节，橡木片墙的两端并不接触建筑的承重墙，而是预留出一小片空间，bedroom and partition details, the wooden partition does not touch the façade
A block of bathrooms, storage and pantry is located on the other side of the existing structural wall. The main bathroom is designed as two spaces: a first one with a glazed and lacquered iron front, where the bathtub, the washbasin, and the boudoir area are located; and a second more private area with two cabins, one for the water closet and another one devoted to a huge shower space.
▼透过磨砂玻璃和黑色镀漆铁皮框架看主浴室，viewing the main bathroom through the glazed and lacquered iron front
▼主浴室“前厅”中的洗脸池和梳妆空间，the washbasin and the boudoir area in the main bathroom
▼主浴室“前厅”中的浴缸空间，the bathtub of the main bathroom
▼主浴室中宽敞的淋浴间，the huge shower space
At the inner end of the apartment there is a third block with the guest bathroom and the room for the couple’s cats.
▼客卫，the guest bathroom
▼嵌有黄铜的旋转木门的开合效果，the effects of the pivoting wooden doors with brass inlays when they are open and closed
The textures, materials and colors are dominated by the oak wood, which contrasts with a more serene palette of grays of concrete, microcement, or mass colored wooden boards. The flooring that remains behind the wooden front is a wooden one, also of oak, but of a lighter tone, these rooms being more domestic; while the rest of the interior flooring is made of continuous grey micro-mortar, shifting to pink in the master bathroom. Granites, door handles and faucets made of brushed copper, pivoting wooden doors with brass inlays, glass with different textures … add greater material richness in the form of subtle notes, also indicating the joints and transitions between materials.
▼室内空间细节，嵌有黄铜的旋转木门丰富了室内空间，展示出不同材料之间的接合和过渡，space details, the pivoting wooden doors with brass inlays add greater material richness in the form of subtle notes, indicating the joints and transitions between materials
Project name: Atic Aribau
Location: Eixample Izquierdo, Barcelona
Architecture: Raúl Sánchez Architects
Engineering: Marés ingenieros
Structure: Diagonal Arquitectura
Architecture: Valentina Barberio
Photography: David Zarzoso
Construction: January-July 2019
Built area: 110 sqm
Lamps: Doméstico Shop
Rugs: NANI MARQUINA
Construction Company: Ubicaciones y Espacios