Best 10 interiors of 2020

A selection of ten interiors published this year on domusweb: apartments, public bathrooms, stores and spas, designed all over the world. 

Interlocking levels define the renovation of Yurikago House in Barcelona

Mas-aqui has renovated a 1924 building located near Park Güell in Barcelona. The two-storey structure has been transformed into a multi-level apartment that rethinks the entire space: mezzanines have been included to make the most of the height and the basement, abandoned for years and accessible only through an external staircase, has been recovered. Read full article here.

The renovation of a sentō, a traditional public bathhouse in Japan

When Lucio Modesto, a spa engineer from ancient Rome, suddenly finds himself in a Japanese public bathhouse, he has the chance to grasp its innovations and take them back in time. This happens in Thermae Romae, a manga by Mari Yamazaki, who leads the reader in the amazing universe of sentō, the traditional Japanese public bathhouse used by the community for body cleansing and socialization. Read full article here.

A wooden ribbon gives a contemporary look to a Haussamanian apartment

Toledano+architects renovates a Parisian local using two equipped walls that change its appearance as needed. In Paris, in a typical Haussmanian building, the studio renovated an apartment of a young couple. Redesigning the interior, the main purpose of the Parisian studio was to restore a strong contemporary character to the place, still preserving the original features. Read full article here.

A concept store in Shenzhen between brutalism and psychedelia