The White Retreat, a place for introspection flooded with light

Colombo and Serboli Architecture Barcelona based studio has designed a seaside studio apartment located in Sitges for a French  Art historian and curator who was looking for a peaceful place for introspection, flooded with light. An open and essential space, furnished with a few objects: contemporary artworks, some books, and his records. The result is The White Retreat, an all-white interior that includes a tiled kitchen and bathroom that can be hidden away. ‘We took our client’s desire of an all-white space quite literally, to the extreme of choosing this colour for the kitchen sink and all the streamlined taps of kitchen, wash hand basin and shower are matt white.’ says the studio.

The White Retreat is an open and essential space. An all-white interior that includes a tiled kitchen and bathroom that can be hidden away
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The White Retreat project is divided in three different blocks: bathroom and kitchenette, living and bedroom and the terrace. The first one can be hidden away behind a white sliding door and a folding  panel. The last two blocks are extremely permeable, divided by a large window and a long louvers both existing elements that where preserved .

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Photography by Roberto Ruiz

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