The previous state of the apartment belonged to a way of living incompatible with the requirements of the new owner. These new requirements, even starting from the domestic conventionality, left enough freedom to treat the new apartment in a less corseted way. Therefore, the new proposal starts from the total demolition of the pre-existing situation, keeping only the structural system (for technical and economic reasons, structural interventions were ruled out).
▼L形结构布置示意，arrangement of two L-shaped elements
The proposal introduces two L-shaped elements that encompass those functions that the new owner, a single man, required with a certain independence: a first L-shape partition, oriented towards the access, houses the kitchen area; and a second L-shape partition houses the bedroom spaces with bathroom en suite. The rest of the space is intended to flow freely inside, to maximize the sense of space and abolish the boundaries between rooms: for example, both the bedroom and the guest bathroom are closed with large oversized pivoting doors, from floor to ceiling, with no perimeter frames. This means that the partitions are not only interrupted when arriving at the doors gaps (there are no lintels), but when they open, the communication is total and the space sneaks through, extending the common spaces to these rooms whose use is expected to be occasional , thus avoiding that they remain closed and residual. Similarly, the study area is an ambiguous space that connects to the common spaces through a new pivoting door, similar to the previous ones, but this time of glass, which in turn connects to the bedroom through two large sliding doors that also do not reach the ceiling, and that in their composition of different types of glass, draw superimposed figures that blur the dominant axes of the rooms.
▼第一个L型结构包含了厨房区域，the first L-shape partition houses the kitchen area
▼厨房细部，kitchen detailed view
▼黑色表面与金黄色的黄铜细部形成强烈的对比，golden details in brass contrast the black surfaces
This spatial treatment of blurring the boundaries is the same as that of the areas of the two L-shaped elements mentioned above: the kitchen is focused towards the entrance, but at the same time it is separated from it with an independent partition, cladded with a large mirror that blurs the narrowest passage to the kitchen; and simultaneously it opens into the living room through an island that exceeds its limits. Likewise, the bedroom has been undone in several rooms; the anteroom of the same is the study area, communicated with the bed area (separated by the sliding glass doors but communicated by the top of them), and the bathroom is accessed from the bed area, this space more secluded and private.
▼公共空间的范围扩展至洗手间等偶尔使用的空间，the partitions are interrupted when arriving at the doors gaps while extending the common spaces to these rooms whose use is expected to be occasional
▼卧室与书房共用一个前厅空间，由滑动玻璃门进行分隔，the anteroom of the same is the study area, communicated with the bed area and separated by the sliding glass doors
▼从卧室望向书房，library seen from the bedroom
▼黑色的主浴室搭配以陶瓷、花岗岩以及超细水泥面板，the bathroom suite is completely black, a mix of ceramic, granite, microcement and black varnish
▼客人浴室采取了相反的用色，the guest bathroom has the opposite treatment
The material treatment accompanies the spatial concept, insinuating the position of each use in rooms that otherwise have no defined boundaries. Although the kitchen is housed in a more or less recognizable room, its color is black, and golden details in brass (the faucet, the sink) contrast the black surfaces; the large pivoting doors of the guest rooms are lacquered in black, and their handles again in brass, highlighting the interruption of the white walls; the bathroom suite is completely black, a mix of ceramic, granite, microcement and black varnish, and with taps, sinks and other accessories all in black. On the contrary, the guest bathroom has the opposite treatment, here the granite, the microcement and the varnish are all white, although the wash basin and faucets are kept in black. The sliding and pivoting doors of iron and glass draw figures that blur the axes, but also mark areas of privacy and more visible areas. The lighting fixtures play alternating blacks and whites; the furniture is made of white lacquered wood and all the handles are black. Even the new flooring of the exterior terrace, whose walls had to preserve the original color, mark a perimeter band of white microcement that inside receives a fragmented black tiling, as an exterior carpet.
▼室外露台也铺设着黑色的瓷砖，并饰以白色的接缝，the new flooring of the exterior terrace mark a perimeter band of white microcement that inside receives a fragmented black tiling
Two bands of brass cover the edges of the two L-shaped elements that organize the interior, highlighting its spatial importance, and its independence from the rest of the partitions.
▼金色的黄铜条带装饰着L形结构的边缘，two bands of brass cover the edges of the two L-shaped elements
Architecture: Raúl Sánchez
Project name: Apartamento Sardenya
Site: Gracia neighborhood, Barcelona
Engineering: Marés ingenieros
Architecture: Pau Just / Cayetano de la Torre
Photography: José Hevia (www.josehevia.es)
Furniture courtesy of DomesticoShop (www.domesticoshop.com)
Taps in bathrooms: Icónico
Sink and faucet in kitchen: Nivito
Granite in kitchen and bathrooms: Sensa by Cosentino
Construction: July 2017-April 2018
Built surface: 75sqm
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