The internal renovation of this one-family house in the city of Barcelona faces the challenge of improving the interior spaces without taking radical decisions. The house had been refurbished no more than 10 years ago and it was a project restraint to keep the kitchen and one of the bathrooms as they were. Along with the position of the staircase, the scope was small.
The proposal seeks to work on the relationships established between the different spaces in the house. The creation of larger openings, lattices, and vanishing doors generates a space formed of small spaces interconnected with each other. The quality of the space generated therefore lies in the visuals that cross the different areas of the house.
On a technical level, the proposal also includes improving the energy efficiency of the building by improving the thermal insulation of the entire house. It is performed indoors to respect the exterior facade of the house that was in good condition.
The materiality of the proposal seeks a minimal but welcoming space. The colour palette is simple and radical, with black and white as protagonists. The use of oak wood in pavement and furniture items, and textile elements provide the space of suitable warmth for a home.