28 dwellings in Terrassa

The project involves the conversion of a 40’s-era building.

Given that the number of family members is reducing and with the aim to satisfy the demands for small apartments in the city center, this project involves the conversion of a 40’s-era building into a series of 45 to 55 m² dwellings composed of a dining room and built-in kitchenette, one double bedroom and a full bath, in the mode of a luxury suite. Luxury, because it is always a luxury to live in the city center. The fact of having to subdivide the original floors, and that the old staircase was located to one end of the building, forced the dwelling’s entrance design to be down a series of hallways lined with engraved tiles set through the center of the block, separated from the existing volumetry to guarantee the privacy of its residents.

Location: Barcelona, Spain
Date: 2000 – 2003
Collaborator: Leo Machicao, Efrem Lopez
M²: 2.365 m²
Client: KENTON
Constructor: Río Lozano
Structure: BOMA – Carles Jaen
Quantity Surveyor: BCM (Rafa Capdevila)
Photograph: Lluis Sans
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