A repair made with grace.. 9 flats in the Gothic Quarter of Barcelona.
In a residential building, located in the Gothic Quarter of Barcelona, the installation of an elevator allows easy renewal of existing floors.
Cleaning the floors is accompanied with attention to what is found.
Scratching the walls are overlapping colors of the decoration of the many generations who passed through here.
Recover those colors and ceramic tiles floors, wooden beams and reintegrating them into the new rehabilitation.
The new floors are open to the natural light, and its new distribution transforms existing only modestly accepting the wide variety in the form of flats.
Almost all the partitions are deleted or replaced by translucent walls of pine and polycarbonate, seeking to illuminate every room of the house.
It's an act of cleaning and repair extremely simple integrating new elements, executed with minimum price and decisions almost on site...
The different floors personality reemerges enhanced by the new life brought by the new tenants, with their furniture, their pets and their personal stories...
Location: Barcelona, ES
My Role: Architect and Interior designer
Additional Credits: 9 flats low cost renovation
Architect: Benedetta Tagliabue - Miralles Tagliabue EMBT
Project Director and Construction: Salvador Gilabert
Collaborators: Mattia Capelletti, Valentina Antinucci, Carolina Brembilla, Lorenzo Trucato, Marta Ruiz Nieto, Santi Nuez
Budget sqm: 700 €