Designed by CaSA (you can see another project here) and Margherita Serboli, this apartment in an art nouveau building in the Eixample district of Barcelona has been completely renovated to make it a holiday home for an Italian family.
The original distribution of the narrow and long appartment was completely revised to create a living area with kitchen and three bedrooms in 97 sqm.
The goal of the project was also to bring to light and enhance the details of the early ‘900 of the building but with a contemporary vision. To this end, some original elements of the apartment have been recovered, such as the wooden windows or the Catalan vaults, previously covered by a false ceiling, which are now exposed.
They decided to reinterpret in a contemporary key a typical element of the Art Nouveau apartments in Barcelona, that is the ceramic tiles. To give a contemporary look, the architects themselves designed some hexagonal tiles with modern colors that were laid almost to create a large carpet in the living area. These contrast with the rest of the white floor.
In order to highlight the floor and the original elements, in the rest of the apartment it was decided to maintain essential and clean lines, light and pastel colors and natural materials such as raw wood.
Regarding the furnishing, we recognize several Nordic brands, such as the Ikea sofa and the Ferm Living tables in the living room, Ikea kitchen and Hay stools, DSW by Eames Eiffel table with Wood chairs and Normann Copenhagen Bell lamp in the dining area.