In result of several reforms made by the owners, the apartment counted only on the light of the main facade. The back facade had been bricked up to build a bathroom and a kitchen, with which, the terrace had been reduced to a small patio between these two volumes.
We decided to recover the terrace by demolishing part of these volumes and fill it with a room and a flowerbed at the back end that act as a visual and climatic filter. In the center, a fountain presides over the space in order to ease a warm summer afternoon.
Inside, the bathroom, located in the center of the floor plan, articulates three spaces with unspecific use. Three spaces where you can indistinctly be, sleep, or work. Two of them are facing the exterior and the third is an attic above the bathroom. Perhaps, Dánae served as inspiration to transform the shower of this bathroom into a skylight through which it can be illuminated.
The ceramic pieces manufactured by Cerámicas Calaf, are 10x10cm and 16mm thick in terracotta and stoneware, light color. The pieces are cut by machine in order to achieve a surface that is as continuous as possible while preserving the variations in texture, color and shine that a natural and hetergeneous product gives us.
By achieving this continuous surface, the material is spread throughout the project generating planes and volumes, interior and exterior, horizontal and vertical.
Jaime Fernández , Adrián Jurado, Magda Barceló , Albert Guerra
Structure: Ofici Arquitectura
53 Joan Maragall Street, 08090 Sant Feliu de LLobregat, Spain