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Freser



The story

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 solution

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
Year: 2016
Size: 745sqm
Client: Norvet Property DVLP.
Assistant Designer: Andra Naita
Photographer: Dani Rovira