C / Benavent, BARCELONA
The house is located in a building from the 60s, which has a structure of masonry load-bearing walls and one-way reinforced concrete slab.
In this case, the clients sought to provide the home with larger and more comfortable spaces, since the pre-existing home was too fragmented. On the one hand, the living-dining room is expanded by including one of the existing bedrooms; This also allows better ventilation and lighting by gaining surface area of the facade. This space includes the kitchen, which facilitates the integration of daily tasks, freeing up space from the interior patio facade. On the other hand, a new bathroom is created at the entrance, slightly displacing a bedroom and turning it into an office. The pre-existing bathroom remains in its position, and thanks to the previous movement, it is linked to the master bedroom, which also increases its surface slightly. In addition to all this, the facilities and finishes of the entire house are updated.
The resulting house, completely different from the original, adjusts to the demands of the clients, while complying with the imposed urban planning parameters.