Escudellers

Apartment in Barcelona historic center Barcelona / Spain / 2019

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In the historic centre of Barcelona, just a few meters from Ramblas and the seaport, a dwelling in a building placed in Carrer Escudellers and built in 1840 is being renovated. An emblematic street in Barcelona, which in the Middle Ages was the centre of the potters' guild.


Access from the street is completed through half broken doors, full of graffiti. The building’s main staircase is also in bad technical condition. This route up to the entrance to the apartment builds an experience that will continue inside the house. Far from wanting to create a surprise, it aims to generate an intense experience, away from the noise and crazy rhythm of the city: a break, an oasis in the heart of the historic centre, in one of the busiest streets.


The architectural project is resolved with this premise in mind. The main bathroom was solved mainly by a porous stone which changes colour when it is wet. This stone is used to build a bathtub - jacuzzi. Light, water, dry, wet... Interesting relationships are generated between the elements, with a poetic dialogue.


However, priority has been given to the preservation and restoration of the original building elements. These, together with their historical patina, give a clear added value.


Photos: Adrià Goula

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    In the historic centre of Barcelona, just a few meters from Ramblas and the seaport, a dwelling in a building placed in Carrer Escudellers and built in 1840 is being renovated. An emblematic street in Barcelona, which in the Middle Ages was the centre of the potters' guild. Access from the street is completed through half broken doors, full of graffiti. The building’s main staircase is also in bad technical condition. This route up to the entrance to the apartment builds an experience...

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