Pasaje en Montjuïc
This project presents the renovation of a space located in a modernist residence on Montjuic mountain in Barcelona. It is a heritage-listed residence filled with architectural details that had faded into the background following some tasteless renovations made by the previous owners.
The goal was to reclaim the original values of the residence and integrate them with a contemporary intervention.
To achieve this, it’s necessary to first understand the history and architecture of the building so that when introducing new elements, we can preserve the essence of Catalan modernist architecture.
The original structure of the apartment was maintained, including high ceilings and hydraulic mosaic tiles. Additionally, some elements like the wooden doors were restored. For the contemporary intervention, microcement was chosen as a neutral and artisanal material that enhances the recovered hydraulic tiles. It also complements the exposed ceiling ceramic and the brick walls. Custom-made oak furniture integrates with the rest of the carpentry, creating a cozy atmosphere. As for the kitchen furniture, large minimalist white-toned cabinets were chosen to add elegance and provide the necessary functionality for modern living.
The timeless atmosphere allows for the duality of perceiving a contemporary and modern space while successfully reclaiming the original values of the residence. The result is a renovation that not only respects the history and architecture of the building but also adapts to the needs and tastes of the owners, creating a unique space.