Carles Enrich is a Barcelona-based architectural and urban development studio, directed by Carles Enrich Giménez. Studio’s work focuses on combining professional practice with teaching and research.
Presented project, Gallery-House, is a renovation of early 20th century patio-apartment, located in the urban density of Gracia’s district, a district of the city of Barcelona. The architects had to take a challenge to reformulate the dwelling’s conditions, adapted to Mediterranean climate.
“Beyond solving the housing scheme for a young couple with two daughters the project aims to understand the house as a gallery that connects the street with the inner courtyards enhancing comfort situations in the intermediate spaces as living thresholds,” explained the architects.
The former layout was fragmented into small rooms connected through dark corridors, what was hiding the potential of the existing space. The new housing system offers a new solution, that focuses on optimising the interior-exterior relationship and fully exploits the potential of the local climate.