The project consists of remaking a home in a 1970’s apartment in Barcelona. The former spaces were based on program requirements resulting in a series of small rooms and corridors with predefined functions. Those spaces were shaped by non- load bearing walls given its ‘properly modern‘ free plan. However, columns, beams and slabs were concealed within the internal partitions as shameful bones.
The aim of the project was to make the apartment again (remake it), with significant setting and character changes. This would be achieved two-fold: by unveiling the hidden qualities of the 70’s architecture and by defining a new series of suggestive settings.
▼从入口看向客厅，view of the living room from the entrance
▼客厅，现代的钢柱钢梁和传统的拱形天花相结合，living room, modern steel columns and beams connected with the traditional vault ceiling
▼立面和钢柱之间有一段距离，view along the facade, space between facade and the columns
The project endows the former idea of free plan, but exposes it ‘as found’ leaving its (‘modern’) steel columns and beams freestanding with their rough welds, as well as uncovering the (traditional) gentle ceiling vaults; enhancing very specific qualities of the construction means of those 1970’s in Barcelona. This way an ‘infrastructural space’ is defined, as a permanent envelope in which smaller and temporary interventions will arrange ‘inhabitable settings’. A series of timber pieces are displayed within that envelope stressing the divorce between space and structure. Their shape, size and material qualities suggest places to be lived-in, from the sheltered interior of a panelled room to the gathering central space of the house.
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▼从起居空间看向厨房，long view to the kitchen
▼木构件与结构分离，划分空间，tension between structures and timber boxes
Architects: Bajet Giramé
Location: General Mitre, Barcelona Net floor area: 140m2
Project date: 2015-2016
Cost: 1000 €/m2
Collaborators: Gina Cebamanos, Huguet Mallorca, Imar, Ardèvol Associats Photography: José Hevia
Video: Late Night Hotel
Drawings: Bajet Giramé Architects
English text: Bajet Giramé Architects
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