Barcelona office transformed into luminous apartment with industrial air


An office has been given a new life, transformed into a bright and spacious apartment with an industrial air by JEEV Architecture, located in Barcelona, Spain’s Eixample. The architects created 1,453 square feet (135 square meters) of living space, where the goal of the reform was to make this into a luxurious rental apartment. When the architect first saw this industrial space, he saw plenty of opportunity. The first thing that stood out was the fantastic central location. The apartment overlooks Casa Batlló, which is a renowned modernist museum positioned in the heart of Barcelona, one of Antoni Gaudí’s masterpieces. The original distribution was very dysfunctional, divided into small compartments, while the ceilings were covered with fluorescent lighting. Spaces were rearranged and maximized to their full potential, with increased natural light and fluid living environments.


The renovation to this apartment was extension, where the architects were able to uncover original vaulted ceilings and walls, creating a sense of spaciousness and an industrial touch. An open concept living room, dining room and kitchen was created to promote a fluid connection between the spaces. This main room opens out to a balcony that overlooks the Casa Batlló. The main room is illuminated by natural light and flows through to the other rooms through a long hallway that overlooks a courtyard. Material selections for this apartment includes: marble, ceramic, wood and concrete, mixed with minimalist furnishings. The wood flooring stained in a reddish hue infuses an added touch of warmth to this home.


What We Love: This apartment radiates with a New York industrial air… and the best part, it is in the heart of Barcelona. A nice mix of materials and textures adds to the sleek aesthetic of this home. We love how this old office space was re-purposed into a home that can be enjoyed by someone who loves urban living. Our favorite feature is the factory glass windows that provides a sense of separation between the bedroom and the main living spaces…. what do you find most appealing?


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Photos: Courtesy of JEEV Architecture & Mi Casa

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