Rough and Smooth Renovation in Barcelona

Rough and Smooth Renovation in Barcelona

Susie Nadler
Aug 24, 2009

Out of all the many remarkable design choices in this Barcelona apartment, recently renovated by Arquitectura-G, the intermingling of textures is what really gets us going. We just love the raw edges of the smooth sinks and tile floors, and the sleek stainless steel surfaces beneath rough concrete ceilings. See more after the jump...

The architects completely altered the layout of the apartment by rotating existing walls and doors, rather than building new ones. They combined rooms to create new multi-use spaces, and opened up hallways into wide passages that lend themselves to use as rooms instead of just walkways.

But as interesting as all the structural renovations are, we're really smitten with the cosmetic choices they've made. Tile floors and walls in several different designs create a beautiful layering of patterns. Original glass-paned double doors were left intact to contrast with the new modern details.

You can read about this renovation in great detail at MocoLoco, or on the Arquitectura-G website (in Spanish).

(Images: Lluis Folch and Jose Hevia for Arquitectura-G, via MocoLoco)

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