Apartments in Barcelona are a trend right now. A city traced by the history of urban planning,a history that goes from its Gothic streets to the traditional Eixample area, designed by Cerdá.
Its modernist style and its constructive tradition in the area have generated a deep trace in the evolution of Catalan design. These restorations that we present today in our More With Less ranking, try to recover the essence of its architectural origin.
The apartments in Barcelona, reconcile tradition and modernity, with simple but efficient, elegant and practical design answers.
By Studios is the result of transforming a former commertial architecture into compact apartments. A renovation project carried out by waataa [we are all together around architecture]; a Portuguese architecture firm who are always seeking the perfect balance between discernment (reason) and feeling (emotion) in their architectonical creation. Due to the nature of the pre-existence –three great empty spaces with high ceilings and large windows-, the new housing core could not, and should not, follow the conventional patterns.
Located in front of Parc de la Ciutadella –the most popular urban park in Barcelona- and surrounded by the urban tissue of the city extension –ensanche-, we find an ancient apartment that corresponds to the early twentieth-century traditional architecture of Barcelona. With high vaulted ceilings, it is a dwelling with an irregular perimeter that presents a very compartmentalised and dysfunctional indoor distribution, where sunlight is scarce.
Work of the Spanish study M2arquitectura is this house in l’eixample of Barcelona, emerged from the renovation of an old apartment of 100m2 and 27m long.
The old flats of hyperdensified areas of big capitals, such as Vila de Gràcia in Barcelona, is common that have problems of habitability. The LB Flat Renovation by Alventosa Morell Arquitectes is an example of the situation of many dwellings in neighborhoods of these characteristics and how to give a simple and effective solution.
The architecture firm The Hall Studio has developed the refurbishment of an ancient attic located in the Eixample of Barcelona. With just 50sqm of surface, the apartment had to be geared to the current uses and needs of its new tenant. As a result, a fully conditioning renovation and a minimalist interior design that has given a comfortable Scandinavian air to this small attic.
‘Ático en Gracia’, an example of internal rehabilitation. A reform in the neighborhood of Gracia, in Barcelona, where Twobo Architecture reflects the barcelonés character in a 140m2 house.
Tamarit apartment is a house restoration located in Barcelona city, Spain and carried out by architecture office RAS Arquitectura.
Poblenou House is a restored house located in Barcelona, Spain. Intrinsic in the gridded Cerda urban planning, for the catalán neighborhood: “eixample”, we found a main floor with its interior yard. Both concepts are key to intervene this work, It has been taken into account by the Cavaa architecture office. Cavaa.
House Caballero used to be, one of several nooks in Barcelona city (Spain). Located in Les Corts quarter, an interstice is hidden between buildings, destined to become a house, by the architects Joan Casals Pañella and Jose Luis Cisneros Bardolet in the context of Agora Arquitectura.
Interior Reform in Poblenou, a draft Estudi08014. A house in a 90′ residential building, without special interest, located in the neighborhood of Poblenou in Barcelona.