THE LIBRARY : an artist’s oasis in the centre of Barcelona
This triplex in Barcelona city centre was converted into a four-storey house by extending and adding an additional floor to the building. The challenge was to convert it into one single home in which the additional floor would not be visible from the inner space.
The easier part was extending the existing materials, like wood, up to the new floor whilst extending the new modern style downwards.
Regarding the redistribution of the space itself, the first step was to open up a big double space between the ground floor living room and the first-floor studio. This opening would allow more sunlight to enter and provide connections between the common areas. The second double space would connect this studio with the newly added floor, allowing the three main floors to be connected through views, air and light.
The basement would maintain its privacy and independence as a bunker that only connects directly with the garden and outdoor patio, ensuring silence and light.
an artist's oasis in the centre of Barcelona.
Location: Eixample, Barcelona
Floor Area: 200 m2
Collaborators: Cristina Requejo, Aina Alemany,
Huai Hsin Kuo
Photography: Pol Viladoms
Award: ADIK | 2022 Best Architecture Spain Korea
Architecture Design Institute of Korea
Mobility grant: Institut Ramon Llull 2022