Partial renovation project of a small apartment in the neighborhood of Poblesec, Barcelona.
A wooden folding wall marks the heartbeat of life in this small apartment located in the Poblesec neighborhood of Barcelona.
Its owner is a professional who had been longing for years to spend more time out of the city, and to use this urban dwelling only a few days a week.
The arrival of the pandemic accelerated his plans.
The renovation project had a clear starting point: it had to be highly versatile in order to be able to adapt to the changing needs of the residents.
On the one hand, there was the need to include a young member of the family, who was moving to the city to start university. In addition, there was the possibility of renting the house in the future, and the renovation had to consider this possibility.
In order to meet all these needs, it was necessary to have two bedrooms and rooms flexible enough to adapt to future uses.
In order to achieve this flexibility it was essential to reinvent the pieces of the spaces, to give them the necessary versatility.
This is where the idea of the folding wall, Byobu, integrated into the new furniture comes from.
The folding wall allows the living room to be easily transformed into a bedroom, while ensuring independence between rooms by creating a separate entrance for the kitchen and bathroom. The vertical cuts of the different wall panels allow light to circulate freely between the kitchen and living areas, without losing the intimate connection between the different spaces.
To delimit the perimeter of the kitchen, a combination of materials and tones was used: a brown floor and green furniture, which establish a harmonious dialogue with the wood and white of the rest of the house, and accentuate its cozy, warm and versatile character.
Floor Area 45m²
Photography Antonella Spaccini
Text Belen Ginart
Video of the project photos (Before & After)
3D modeling video
Original Floor Plan
Project Floor Plan
From the entrance
From Living Room
From Dining Room