An Attic Apartment in Barcelona Comes With Built-In Furniture

published Aug 16, 2020
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Credit: Luis Diaz Diaz

What if we had the convenience of moving into a new apartment with built-in furniture and storage? MH.AP Studio, a Barcelona-based architecture studio, has answered just that. The studio’s “Attic for David” project is an attic apartment with design-forward built-in furniture and storage. At about 753 square feet, the attic apartment is equipped with a living space, kitchen, bathroom, and ample storage via closets. With its white walls and warm, matte-finish light brown wood finishings, the entire space is also a haven for natural sunlight thanks to its large see-through sliding door that leads to the outside.

In the living room, a low L-shaped, built-in sofa with vibrant blue cushions wraps the corner of the room and adds a bold pop of color. The sitting area is also built into a wall of shelving, which allots space for artwork and other pieces of decorative objects. Perhaps the most impressive feature are the corridors that connect the rooms together, like the kitchen and the living space, because it’s multifunctional: the corridors also act as closet storage for clothing and other belongings. In one part of the apartment, the corridor is also broken off into a tiny bench seat for sitting or reading. 

Credit: Luis Diaz Diaz
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On the other side of the vibrant blue couch are sliding panel doors that lead to the master bedroom. The bedroom similarly leads to the bathroom, which is clad in grass-green tiles on the floor and the walls to add an interesting contrast to the attic apartment’s otherwise warm, brown color palette. Just outside of the bathroom, there’s a white sink made from custom terrazzo connected nearby. A chic round mirror hangs above the sink, offering a nice juxtaposition to the tile patterns in the adjoining space. 

A beautifully-designed multifunctional apartment with built-in furniture and storage space? It sounds too good to be true.