The apartment had undergone renovations of very poor quality in the 1990s, which did not conserve any of the original elements from its elegant construction. But by looking at some of the neighboring apartments it could be restored based on a close image of its past appearance.
The initial work was to demolish and empty the inside to get to the main structural elements, in this way restoring the space to its original state. After this, meticulous work was carried out to find the right materials and constructive solutions to provide new functional elements based on a new contemporary language that reinterpreted the history and life of the space without falling into nostalgia and without renouncing current standards of quality and comfort.
Willow Court Apartment, Shanghai, China
Architects : Gabriel Gomera Studio
Designers : Gabriel Gomera, Ruben Paez
Design Team : Angel Roig, Josep Puchades, Eva Sanchez
Construction : IE Design&Construction
Area : 100 sqm
Completion : 2014