This apartment located in a traditional seaside neighborhood of Barcelona called La Barceloneta is a good example of how old buildings should be recovered to give them a new service. Barcelona is many things and one of them is a city that looks out to sea, the beach of La Barceloneta has become one more tourist place in this great resort city. Egue y Seta, a young design studio from Barcelona, has designed and directed this transformation.
The surface of the apartment is 48 square meters and is oriented to meet the needs of two people, their owners. The sailor character has been reduced to the greenish blue that stands out in the decoration of the entire space.
The atmosphere is youthful and very stylish, respecting the traditional architecture of the house. So we must highlight the treatment that has been given to the ceiling, beams and bricks in the arch.
The apartment has three rooms, the kitchen-dining-living room, the bedroom and the bathroom. Wisely interconnected by windows that replicate the style of the old beams.
The exposed brick has been kept in the kitchen and the bedroom and also acts as a communicating thread between the different spaces barely separated by glass.
The bedroom follows the general tone of the apartment and stands out for its brightness and simplicity.
The headboard gives a good storage capacity and makes the rough texture of the brick wall even more prominent with its clean lines.
The wardrobe with two sliding doors to save space is located just behind the kitchen cabinet and we can see the glass frame that allows light to travel freely throughout the house.
The adjustable shutter with which the door of the room is equipped allows to increase the privacy of it when needed.
The same can be done in the exterior windows and the interior that illuminates the bathroom. A light, simple and very traditional solution in this area.
The bathroom has all its walls covered with white subway tiles and the floor, as we have also seen in the kitchen, it does in turn with hydraulic tiles in black and white.
White, straight lines and furniture with a minimalist profile make the bathroom a much wider space than it is in reality as in the rest of the house.