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August 6, 2020
Text: Elissaveta M. Brandon
The Room Studio Renovates a Barcelona Apartment in the Heart of the City
At almost seven miles, Barcelona’s Diagonal Avenue is one of the city’s most important arteries—and a great repository of architectural history. So when local architecture practice The Room Studio set upon renovating this apartment, located in the most central area of Diagonal Avenue, preserving the soul of the space was a top priority.
“The main requirement of the owners was to maintain the structure of the house while adapting it to their current needs,” explain Meritxell Ribé and Josep Puigdomènech, founders of The Room Studio. “To this end, all the spaces were redistributed and restored, returning to the home to its original essence.” The resulting design features natural woods, varying types of marble, brass, and stone, as well as comfortable textiles. As the duo explains: “We sought to give the house the nobility and sobriety for which it is characterized, combining it with timelessness in different environments and creating lighting scenes in each corner.”