TERRACOTA

LoCa Studio Architects

Location: Horta, Barcelona

Investment: 150.000 €

Surface: 110 m2

Year: 2019

Collaborators: Alberto Espinosa, Aina Alemany, Kuo Huai Hsin 

TERRACOTA

Wlater and Erin had been living years in Horta and they feel very attached to the neighborhood and the city. They moved into a groundfloor apartment with a back patio that could embrace the perfect place to develop their home, an art workshop and a direct sale store.

Some years after, they had the chance to buy their neighbor’s warehouse and expand their living space, their studio and their beautiful workshop-store.

The key point of the plan was to open the new warehouse to the existing patio their house had. That way the dark warehouse could become a beautiful lighted space.

The new unite would become a bigger and brighter workspace store, letting the previous existing space for expanding the living space too.

Materials would spin around nature and organic textures; not only to continue the aesthetic of the existing space but overall to work with materials that W&E would to comfortable and happy to build with and contribute as much as possible in the construction process. This was the major and the starting point of the materiallity of the Project.