This small apartment renovation project in the Ciutat Vella district of Barcelona overcame an awkward and inefficient organization of space by redistributing uses, consolidating daytime spaces, and reducing corridor length. A small kitchen became a bathroom, while a small living room, an awkward storage space, and a stretch of corridor became consolidated into a single, larger living room containing a new kitchen. Clerestory windows between the new bathroom and living room, as well as tall sliding doors connecting the bedrooms with the living room allow light and views to penetrate the entire apartment, thereby “enlarging” the flat perceptually. The complete refurbishment of this 45 m2 flat was done with a budget of only 16 thousand euro, or 356 € per m2.
Structural consultant: Carmela Torró Micó
Contractor: Joan Fontbernat Fontbernat