INTERIOR DESIGN BAILÉN. Barcelona (2013)
The goal of this interior design was to give amplitude and comfort to a very small apartment. A studio penthouse which was built between attached houses in the City center of Barcelona.
We started by improve the thermal isolation to the apartment; even some centimeters were going to be lost. There were two chimneys to be removed, in order to obtain some spare space. The different levels were also eliminated, unifying the floor and leaving only one step in the corridor.
The apartment has an important orange wall that, in addition to forming the corridor, hides the kitchen and bathroom. The singularity of the wall was emphasized by a sheet metal cladding, which allows hanging up little paintings. It was a client's requirement.
A functional kitchen is integrated to the dining room. It has light grey cupboards without handles, unifying the walls. In the other side of the apartment is the main room, which is made up of a large dressing room, also camouflaged. It has a big dressing room hidden behind the walls.
In order to have a good color reproduction (CRI) of the small-format paintings and to allow different locations, it was decided to illuminate the entire house with small dimmable spotlights with LED technology and universal rails integrated into the ceiling. This is how the apartment becomes a small exhibition.