Concordia House by Agora Arquitectura

Open house to ensemble closed spaces

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感谢 Agora Arquitectura 将以下内容授权gooood发行。Appreciation towards Agora Arquitectura for providing the following description:

该项目位于Poble Sec街区的一栋建于1935年的建筑的第三层,其所在的场地被认为是巴塞罗那最先扩建的一个城区,充满一种质朴的港口氛围。

We are located on the third floor of a building built in 1935 in the neighborhood of Poble Sec; a place of humble origin embedded in a port atmosphere, located in a privileged place of the city considered the first expansion of Barcelona.



Here, a modest apartment of only 45m2, although it seemed to have partially renounced the careful and generalized ornamentations of the imposing spaces that the twentieth century houses of the “Eixample” showed, did not seem to have otherwise, abandoned the pretension of wealth fruit of the way of inhabiting an era, in which the compartmentalization, giving its own identity to the different spaces of a house, could either overshadow reduced surface floors, nor make floors of solemn measures shine.



Introducing a program that was in keeping with the needs of our current dwelling in this compartmentalization , small sized and certainly obscured flat,  soon  raised  to consider the validity of all those contemporary practices,  that opt ​​for a single open space as the possible most suitable solution to the problems of a reduced home, thus making with it disappear useful domestic spaces such as the entrance hall,  the corridor or  the hallway of a house. With the goodwill to relate different spaces but without the interest that their uses were totally mixed, but also with the pretension of endowing with meaning a set of different rooms, without being necessary to isolate them to achieve it, as in the large houses of the neighboring counties, soon the idea of ​​a house open to a set of enclosed spaces appeared.

▼一系列封闭的空间被置于同一个开阔空间内,​​a house open to a set of enclosed spaces


Thus, it was necessary to demolish all the partitions of the house with the exception of one, that without reaching the ceiling, was rebuilt to a few centimeters of the existent using concrete blocks. Then, on both sides of this new partition, putting a limit between the more public and private spaces, wooden artifacts were unfolded- also without reaching the ceiling -, aimed both at containing all the different programs of the house and to recover all those domestic interstices capable of relating and fanning different meanings.

▼未与天花板接触的木制隔墙容纳了不同的功能空间,wooden artifacts were unfolded- also without reaching the ceiling- to contain all the different programs of the house

▼混凝墙壁将公共区域和私人空间分隔开来,the concrete partition put a limit between the more public and private spaces


The truth is that due to the intervention, advantage was taken to incorporate a gallery into the interior of the space, achieving that each space had its own outer space. Certainly something essential in our contemporary life.



▼室内细部,detailed views

▼场地平面图,site plan





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