Cadaval & Solà-Morales converts 19th-century theatre into spacious Barcelona residence

Aged brick partitions and ceiling beams trace on the previous lives of this constructing in Barcelona, which Cadaval & Solà-Morales has became a up to date residence.

Named after its former life as a drama venue, The Theatre home has been overhauled by native studio Cadaval & Solà-Morales to characteristic lofty residing and work areas.

The home is located only a quick stroll away from Avinguda Diagonal – a significant avenue that runs by way of the centre of Barcelona – and since its building within the late 1800s has additionally served as a barn and bathroom paper warehouse.

“The venture goals to get well and capitalise on the constructive values of the outdated theatre, expose its tectonic essences and exploit the amplitude that offers nice top to its massive diaphanous central area,” defined the follow.

“The concept was to construct with out affecting the present; understanding that over time the theatre will certainly have one other use and one other life.”

Sustaining the constructing’s time-worn brick partitions and timber ceiling beams, the follow has reworked the entrance half of the bottom flooring into two particular person work studios.

They flank a central indoor parking area the place inhabitants can brazenly show their traditional automobile “like a sculpture”.

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“It is a piece of artwork in direct relationship with the central area of the home,” the follow added.

Every studio is double-height and boasts mezzanines that accommodate work desks, whereas beneath are small loos and kitchenettes.

Adjoining lies an enormous open-plan residing space, which has been stuffed with an array of objects and furnishings to make it cosier.

These embody book-filled shelving models, primary-coloured seating poufs, an outsized orange daybed, and a number of other modern prints dotted throughout the partitions.

Kitchen cabinetry and the eating desk have a easy matte-black end.

One facet of the room has been fully changed with black-framed home windows and glazed swing doorways, which look by way of to an out of doors patio. The tall wood barn doorways that initially stood right here have been used to entrance the 2 work studios.

Leafy potted crops, a few hammocks and a small pool full the patio.

Sleeping quarters are situated in direction of the rear of the home, with two bedrooms situated on the primary flooring and a 3rd bed room on the second flooring which has its personal terrace.

Cadaval & Solà-Morales was based in 2003 by architects Eduardo Cadaval and Clara Solà-Morales. In addition to an workplace in Barcelona, the follow additionally has a base in Mexico the place they’ve accomplished a variety of initiatives.

These embody a Y-shaped residence within the woodlands of Valle de Bravo, and a stone-walled weekend retreat that nestles on the base of a mountain in Tepoztlán.

Images is by Sandra Pereznieto.

Venture credit:

Structure workplace: Cadaval & Solà-Morales
Structural engineering: Carmela Torró Micó

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