Previously featured in Thisispaper, Barcelona-based architectural and design studio Raul Sanchez Architects refurbished a house in Castelldefels, a Spanish beach town.
The main challenge was to make the most of the existing features and improve the floor plan. On the ground floor, the former kitchen was very small, with a minimal relation to the other spaces. The new organization of the kitchen space maintains its current location, however it was reshaped in a way to open up to the living room though an opening in the wall, that separates these spaces. An eye-pleasing curved partition were designed to serve a nice place for dining area, meanwhile new black ceramic floor in a herringbone pattern smoothly unify all these areas.
Moving up to the first floor, the five-bedroom layout welcomes us. The architects preserved most of the features there, however, the central bedroom gained new transparent doorway, with the possibility of opening this room completely to the hallway, through large sliding doors.
"The intervention on the ground floor, daytime living areas, and the first floor, nighttime living areas, can be read as a dialectical play: on the ground floor, the spaces are physically connected but visually and functionally separated, while on the first floor, the main room is visually connected but physically separated,” explained the team of Raul Sanchez Architects.