Renovation Apartment in Les Corts is a residential project completed by Sergi Pons.
It is located in Les Corts, Barcelona, Spain. Originally, the apartment was full with partition walls, and rooms and hallways seemingly placed at random. The owner, Yuna -from Japanese origin and settled in Spain- has two cats: Tau and Misha. The first decision taken consisted in exposing an open space, leaving both the original wooden beams and stone wall, in sight. According to the architects: “We decided to place a “pure”, white and geometrical cube at the center of the apartment, which contains the kitchen and the bathroom, and its walls do not reach the ceiling. This element gives privacy to the bedroom, but keeps the spatial and visual continuity as a whole.”
The bathroom walls do not reach the ceiling and conveniently have one window facing the bedroom, but won’t allow to see the stone wall from the inside. The kitchen mirror divides the cube in two halves, so the stone seems to be part of the bathroom, giving a feeling of continuity and profundity. The materials chosen are always pure: stone, wood, oak, beams made of long-leaf pine, and the hydraulic mosaic of the epoch.