Freser 60 is a building built in 1924 in Camp de l’Arpa El Clot area, which was a mainly agricultural region that wasn’t included in the Eixample urban planning, so it maintains its traces from a dense residential area.
The challenge was to renovate the entire building, create modern apartments adapted to present day needs, while preserving the sense of community through the creation of a communal rooftop terrace. The result are apartments with a lot of natural light, airy layouts, all with a touch of uniqueness (blue exterior carpentry, exposed beams and bricks etc.)
The special product of this project are the 2 identical ground floor apartments, which formed initially a car repair shop. We divided the floor, adapted the facade’s architecture, and most importantly, opened the back garden that wasn’t used. The apartments got a magnificent modern garden, with built in jacuzzi, landscaping, bringing a piece of nature and outdoor in an interior space that is usually the darkest of the whole building because of its configuration.
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Client: Norvet Property DVLP.
Assistant Designer: Andra Naita
Photographer: Dani Rovira