Barcelona, Spain
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Renovation of an apartment in the Frégoli building

Bonell+Dòriga as Architects

In the Frégoli building, built in the 1970s, the unconventional domestic space was defined by the visual connection between the rooms, which were laid out in two levels.


Rather than a radical transformation of the spaces, the project aimed to preserve and recover its primitive character, to improve its energetic efficiency and to create a series of small interventions that established a connection with the old architecture.


Of special importance for us was the relationship of the kitchen with the rest of the house. Long, narrow, dark and seemingly disconnected from the spatial complexity that defined the rest of the apartment, it was a product of its time: a service area of secondary importance for the house life.


By way of a game of mirrors and openings, the kitchen became a part of the sequence of spaces that defines the dwelling. Even if it preserves its separate identity, it communicates and participates of the open space, while it also allows natural light in.

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