13 House

13 House

Marcos Catalan Studio
Sant Gervasi, Barcelona, Spain | View Map
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Private Houses
Eugeni Pons

Penthouse in Barcelona

Marcos Catalan Studio as Architects

How to build a new domestic landscape that does not remember pre-existence at all?

How to modify a rigid and outdated scheme of minimum stays connected by a long corridor that does not meet the needs of the user and does not take advantage of the privileges offered by a (n attic/) penthouse in Barcelona?

As in a tailor's shop, a tailored suit is made to meet the particular needs of the new user and enhance the qualities of the place. Raze with everything: After the demolition we are conditioned by the structure, the facilities and the access from the vertical comunication. A scheme of fluid and open spaces is implanted,it assumes multiple and variable functions always connected to the exterior. A sanitrit helps us to place the living room and the bedroom in the place that corresponds to them, living room to the south façade and bedroom to the east. The other pieces of the house are related to these spaces through a membrane-lattice that allows the program to flow or to be contained. 

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