The Blue Apartment
March 25, 2021
Rambla Catalunya
April 8, 2019

Ribes



Making Modern contemporary

The design of this family home involved the reconfiguration of an existing apartment on the 5th floor of a medium rise residential building. The concrete structure clad in red brick dates from the 1970s located in the El Fort Pienc neighbourhood which experienced a mini housing-boom during that period. The elements for a bright and airy apartment were all there in the found space but just needed to be slightly adjusted in order to provide the optimum layout for the current design for a contemporary city centre home.

A terracotta tile floor with grey grouting unifies the living areas, bathroom and kitchen. Full width sliding floor to ceiling doors from the living room access a generous balcony accommodated within a set back in the façade with panoramic views over some of Barcelona’s iconic attractions and green spaces. A sleek new kitchen, judicious planting and minimalist detailing with regards to lighting and ironmongery lend the finished space a timeless mid-century modern quality.