The "Crusch Alba" Renovation in Barcelona

The "Crusch Alba" Renovation in Barcelona

Aaron Able
Sep 30, 2009

This family residence located in the narrow streets of Barcelona's Gotico area was given a fresh update with the recent renovation designed by architect Gus Wüstermann. By inserting a Crusch Alba or White Cross into the center of the apartment, the architect created a program for a new central kitchen and bathroom and brought in lots of light.

The renovation is the work of architect Gus Wüstermann.

The two intersecting parts of the cross are loosely defined as the bathroom and the kitchen. Open to all rooms, the white cross serves as the central axis of the apartment. The contrast between the bright white and modern cross and the remaining rooms highlight the building's history by leaving the existing raw stone walls, wall paintings and raw plaster finishes intact. — this is our favorite part of the design!

On an extension of the white cross into the more private children's bedroom, you can see that in images 8 and 9, the children's lounge also functions as a bathtub, if you take off the top.

You can see even more pictures of this amazing space at Dezeen | Crusch Alba by Gus Wüstemann.

Images: Bruno Helbling

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