The main aim was to was to create a masculine yet sophisticated home, using a neutral palette and focusing on different textures.
This is how they did it:
An old and outdated apartment in Sant Antoni – a suburb in Barcelona- was carefully curated to create a fab pad for a bachelor with a penchant for sports and cycling and a passion for design. CaSA, a highly creative firm of architects and designers, based in Barcelona, cleverly transformed what was a highly partitioned and dark apartment into this open-spaced two bedroomed home.
It now has a large living space and some bespoke features that give character to the small apartment.
Bespoke Bicycles for fun
In the entrance, a system of tubes was used to create a double bicycle rack. Ingenious and practical. (Not for me – but hey I am not that passionate about cycling.) Grey tiles were used on the wall to protect it from dirt.
Spatial continuity allows for an open feel
The same tiles in different sizes clad the kitchen walls and the bathroom. This gives the whole place a sense of spatial continuity. All the rooms are bright and airy because the same the same natural oak wooden floors extend throughout.
Wall and ceiling features add character and disguise
A wide band, roughly plastered, at the top of the walls in the living space unifies and gives character to the space. At the same time, it operates practically by hiding lines of diffused led lights above the teal colored velvet curtains and also along the wall opposite the kitchen to disguise reinforcement beams.
A small terrace allows for light to flow into the apartment
The terrace (previously closed and transformed into bathroom and laundry spaces by blocking one window), was restored. Imagine the small apartment without it? Much nicer. You can’t sit on a washing machine having a glass of wine and watch the sun go down.
From kitchen to bathroom – think laterally, spatially and creatively
The new bathroom, (previously a closed kitchen) features the same grey tiles, a bespoke free standing shower glass bulkhead and matching black tops.
Getting down to the details – this is where the talking points are and the personality comes alive
In the living area, furniture pieces by Kettal and Stua give the finishing touches to the space, while plants bring life to it. A big square planter customized by the artist Zaida Sabatés gives a “terrazzo” effect and the dining table’s golden leg adds some panache.
It is as simple as that folks.