Barcelona structure studio Parramon + Tahull has renovated a standard condo within the metropolis’s Gracia neighbourhood, including birch plywood joinery and ceramic tiling to enhance the constructing’s unique options.
The condo is house to a household of 4, which has lived there for a number of years and wished to hold out a major overhaul of the outdated inside.
The shoppers requested native architects Lluís Parramon and Emma Tahull to supervise the transformation of the area to supply an open residing space and kitchen, together with separate bedrooms for every of their two daughters.
The condo is situated on the higher ground of a five-storey constructing relationship from the 1900s. A earlier renovation undertaken round 20 years in the past had altered the format and destroyed many of the unique options.
Parramon + Tahull started by eradicating the entire current partition partitions with a view to create a brighter and extra sensible collection of areas throughout the compact ground plan.
The rearranged inside additionally offers loads of usable storage and restores among the unique particulars, together with wood beams that had been painted white by the earlier house owners.
“We wished to deliver pure gentle into all of the areas and to attain a way of flowing, steady area regardless of the restricted floor space,” Tahull instructed Dezeen.
“We have been considering working with pure supplies and returning among the unique spirit of the constructing to the condo.”
Because of its small dimension, the architects paid shut consideration to the selection of supplies and format with a view to create a serene, spacious really feel.
“To realize all of the consumer’s targets, we needed to work on a really exact scale of element, designing the entire furnishings to measure with a view to benefit from each sq. centimetre,” Tahull defined.
The inside utilises a palette of predominantly pure supplies, chosen to enhance the wood beams whereas offering a component of tonal and textural distinction.
Parramon + Tahull selected ceramic tiles from Spanish producer Wow to create a steady flooring floor all through your entire condo, together with the kitchen and toilet.
“We have been in search of a small-format tile so the sensation of area can be greater,” Tahull added. “We additionally wished to play with a tapestry-like color scheme that included white, as a result of white provides an incredible luminosity and echoes the white of different components.”
The white and terracotta-coloured tiles embody completely different codecs, textures and floor finishes starting from shiny to matte.
White grout is used for the flooring all through the rooms, whereas the lavatory partitions are clad in white tiles with contrasting reddish grout.
Bespoke fitted cabinetry constructed from birch plywood offers sensible storage in each room, in addition to within the hallway. Together with the tiles, the wooden types a constant aspect that unites the areas.
Lluís Parramon and Emma Tahull based their studio in 1997. The workplace focuses on delivering snug, contextual and energy-efficient architectural initiatives for personal and industrial shoppers.
The pictures is by Judith Casas Sayós.