A flat refurbishment in an old building in El Born area, Barcelona, Spain by Habitan Studio. It is about transforming a small, compartmentalized floor in an open, airy space.
The original distribution of the house disappears, but the values of all the traditional elements of the housing in Born is preserved and kept: the mosaic floor, ceiling beams, the woodworks … Some of these items have changed of use, such as old doors reused to transform into a bed head cabinet.
The open space becomes luminous. The original materials are revalued and contrast with modern materials. The kitchen occupies the central space of the house. It’s designed to get away as far as possible from the idea of a traditional kitchen furniture. Lacquered furniture in white blends into the walls. The kitchen island is designed to be a central dining table floating from the floor, of wood and iron, fleeing far from the conventional image of kitchen islands.