Barcelona Flat Renovated by Arquitectura-G
A zigzag forms the junction between warm-coloured carpet and grey tiling in this Barcelona home, which has been overhauled by local studio Arquitectura-G, and also features vaulted ceilings. Located in Barcelona's Ensanche district, the long and thin 149-square-metre flat extends through from the street to an interior courtyard on the other side of the building. Tasked with opening up the deep interiors to plenty of natural light, Arquitectura-G removed a long corridor that distributed spaces, as well a series of dividing walls. To break up the open-plan interiors, the studio adopted a similar approach to its renovation of another Barcelona apartment. Changing levels and flooring denote different spaces, while the white-painted walls, warm-coloured carpeting and vaulted ceiling beams create continuity between areas. This type of vaulted ceiling – known locally as a Catalan arch – is a common feature in old Barcelona properties.
All photos by José Hevia