Barcelona-based practice Aramé Studio has undertaken the task of transforming this mistreated residence in the Eixample district. The materiality and original morphology of the space have been lost over time, resulting in a gloomy and chaotic environment. However, through their meticulous process, Aramé Studio has uncovered hidden elements and rediscovered the site’s true potential.
One of the remarkable discoveries was an original cast-iron pillar concealed within later-built masonry walls. In their pursuit of natural light, Aramé Studio removed the added layers and restored the original glassed gallery, allowing light to flood the space once again.
The fantasy room, designed as a suite, showcases the studio’s expertise in combining materials such as marble, wood, and mirrors. A striking green marbled wall separates the bedroom area from the bathroom, creating distinct atmospheres and playing with reflections, steam, and materiality.
At the heart of the residence lies the kitchen and dining area, where the furniture seamlessly adapts to the original floor plan’s morphology. A narrow, elongated kitchen island takes advantage of the new gallery, establishing an intimate connection to the garden through the glass façade. The flooring, adorned with traditional hydraulic tiles, aims to reclaim its original materiality while embracing a contemporary design.
A larger and more comfortable staircase now connects the vibrant living space to the garden, bridging these two contrasting yet harmonious areas.
Aramé Studio‘s transformative vision extends to the courtyard, which has been turned into a serene “Garden of Silence.” This tranquil oasis offers respite from the bustling city environment and traffic, providing a peaceful haven for the residents.