The floor occupies the entire floor of the building, with a large terrace that looks over the Boqueria market. The previous floor plan featured small obsolete spaces with limited connection to the enormous, uneven terrace. This large, initially chaotic area needed to become a personal nest, a work space, as well as a place to host friends and family, without overly defining areas or assigning them exclusive functions.
The wooden beams, flooring and tiles were fully recovered, while concrete was used for the worktops, the sinks and complement flooring. On the terrace the original elements and the balaustrades were restored, while the layout was redesigned with overlapping sections on different levels, in order to optimise the use of the space.
The Bookcase apartment, Barcelona, Spain
Program: apartment renovation
Architect: Nook Architects
Structures: Francesc Gorgas
Contractor: Metric Integra
Concrete work: Michael Roschach