Raul Sanchez Architects is a Barcelona-based architecture and design practice founded by Raúl Sánchez. The studio is determined to protect themselves from being inserted into a box, in order to cover all types of work and projects related to architecture, urbanism, design and management techniques.
Presented below, Apartment Tibbaut, is a subterranean apartment, which has been built by the team of Raul Sanchez Architects in the vaulted basement of a Barcelona house. The challenge was to create a cozy living space in extreme harsh conditions — very limited natural lighting and serious humidity conditions.
The architects have had to overcome these problems and thanks to their excellent skills, they have managed to create an amazing apartment, adapted to living conditions. The spacial organisation of the space was achieved by curved plywood partition, that separates various programs. Two remarkable octagonal stone pillars were designed to support a vaulted dome, that occupies the upper level. Predominant whiteness makes the space look bigger as it actually is, and when combined with plywood details, it creates warm and welcoming atmosphere.