We are back in Barcelona and with the superb architectural and design team of EGUE Y SETA.
This is another example of their’s of a job perfectly done.
40 sq. meters in anyone’s language is a very small space to live in. But it can be done and EGUE Y SETA did it again in this beach side apartment in the heart of the traditional fisherman´s neighborhood of La Barceloneta.
How they did it:
- They tore down the interior walls of the old bedroom, kitchen, and bathroom.
- They turned it into three demarcated zones which were all visually connected.
- They turned the dining room area into the focal center flanked by a linear kitchen and a small lounge area.
- A glass partition was installed between the bedroom and kitchen area and a clever double sided storage unit was built.
- This unit was lacquered in bright white to reflect the light coming in through the interior windows.
- This allowed for air and light to flow through the small space.
- Clever use of indoor plants created a garden effect.
- The installation of a long headboard allowed for multi purpose usage – decorative shelving, nightstand tables book stand.
- Venetian blinds were installed instead of dry walling to close off or open areas allowing light and air to flow.
- Traditional mosaic tiles and oak parquet floors were installed and flow freely underneath the partition – again a clever illusion of space was created.
- The ceilings replicate the typical Catalan vault type of structure and showcase the naked clay bricks. This all adds depth and interest and is a testament to the geography of the place.
- A blue marine theme runs throughout – but it does not override in a kitschy way.
- Superb lighting was installed throughout – cleverly adding a comfortable yet glamorous feel to the apartment.