The demands ended up to transform this little developing situated in the Borne district of Barcelona, from the stop of the 19th century and with 4 flooring (but scarcely 20sqm for each flooring), into a spot where by to be capable to do the job and devote limited stays in their visits to Barcelona, although, along these 8 yrs, the personalized and household situation of the shopper has modified, to which the project has tailored.
The original scenario of the assets was in ruins, with extremely harmed floor slabs, weak stairs, and elements of them demolished. Included to this was the need to adapt the building to recent restrictions, which designed it basically impossible from the start out to reuse the inside, proceeding to totally demolish the creating, protecting only the facades and dividing walls, and the roof slab (not the stair tower, which was rebuilt).
The construction process, slow and elaborate, at minimum allowed conclusions to be created as the essence of the estate was unveiled with the demolitions. So, once all the flooring slabs experienced been demolished and the developing was found as a slender and tall prism shaped by walls with a entirely heterogeneous composition of all types of bricks and stones organized with out obvious buy or composition, the idea of leaving all these walls exposed became conceptual: these 4 partitions, above 15m high, are a museum of the building’s history, in which any trace of its design (arches, lintels, stairs, and beams), and of its use (mortar remains, furnishings, claddings..) will be remaining unaltered, exposed in all its crudeness. The new floors (3 in whole) will be supported by new beams among the dividing walls, which will not touch either of the two facades: in the direction of the most important facade, a sheet of glass will separate them from it and to the inside façade, the stairwell will be a 4-tale void that unites the entire interior and shows the stunning top of this kind of a slender developing. Therefore, the challenge is described, remaining to define the employs of each individual flooring and take care of the specialized issues.
Access-kitchen area-eating area, living room, bathroom-dressing area, bed room, and terrace form, from bottom to top rated, the sequence of use. In any case, with the exception of kitchen area home furniture and rest room machines, practically nothing else occupies the floors, so that their uses can be reversed more than time or required, as nicely as turning the flooring into functioning areas.
The presence of the installations, by ruling out grooves in the walls or small wells from the commencing, acquire on a unique and relevant function inside of: 7 stainless steel cylinders run the overall top of the constructing, conducting all the electrical, air flow, plumbing, extraction, sanitation, air conditioning and telecommunications installations inside of 6 of the cylinders, leaving one particular of them vacant for upcoming wants. These cylinders are not hidden and run via the developing by way of household furniture and flooring. The rest of the installations are always obvious, never ever developed-in, highlighting the roughness of the masonry walls on which they are situated, liberating them from new servitudes.
In phrases of materiality, a specific refinement has been pursued in the new factors to be applied, in opposition to the crude expressiveness of the existing walls, mindful that the room need to household a home. Therefore, the kitchen is a frosted brass piece of household furniture, shiny and with reflections, with a white marble top the lavatory devices is paneled with lacquered wood in a slightly product coloration, with black and brass particulars the ‘headboards’ of the flooring are covered in white microcement the hydraulic mosaic, microcement, and oak floors add warmth and colour to the interior and the lacquered wooden ceilings incorporate registers and grids to ‘design’ these wants.
The construction is all painted white, in search of a specified materials abstraction, especially in the enhancement of the spiral staircase, which is made as a no cost-standing cylinder that operates the total height of the setting up without the need of touching its partitions at any time, supplying Piranesian sights assisted by the heterogeneity of the partitions and the variety of factors of look at. On the contrary, all the aspects on the present partitions are immediate and raw: the window frames are made with direct mortar, the pre-frames are not hid, and the structural elements of ties are remaining unpolished. Higher than, on top rated of the stairwell, a skylight introduces a attractive gradation of light-weight till the least expensive strata in direction of the façade, the glass sheets bounce the lights involving flooring and introduce at any time-switching reflections, letting the façade to be admired at its comprehensive peak from the inside of, just as it takes place in the void of the staircase.
The major façade was rehabilitated next the rigid dictates of the heritage division, returning it to an image of the earlier that it undoubtedly never ever had. Only at the entrance doorway had been we totally free to invent a front that reproduces the 3-dimensional style and design of the traditional hydraulic mosaic (applied on the floor ground and a great deal liked by the client) with an exploded view of rhombuses and triangles concluded with 3 types of aluminum, which conceals the door (only recognizable by the lock) and abstracts the entrance.
Architects: Raúl Sánchez Place : 105 m² Yr : 2022 Pictures :José Hevia