The project offers accommodation of 34 m2 and 4.5 m in height, divided by a load bearing wall into two rooms of similar size, located in El Born, Barcelona.
Assuming this separation, the housing project is divided into two areas:
The first area consists of the kitchen and a mobile cabinet, which operates as a bar, kitchen side table and dining table. It is a social area which includes provision for a television an activity beyond cooking and eating.
The second area, however, responds to the need of a greater degree of privacy. That is why the space is fragmented into different compartments that house the program in height, providing a gradient of intimacy without losing the visual connection between them. Thus, the first compartment, which occupies half the area of the room, is conceived as an ambiguous space for a dressing room and a study area. The second compartment contains space for a bed. For the resolution of this scheme in height, furniture is particularly important as it has been designed to resolve issues of storage, and the connection and relationship between levels. The spaces are formed depending on the size and privacy they require, and another layer is added through the relations generated between them. For this reason, rather than speaking of spaces ‘above’ or ‘below’, the architects refer to the ‘in-between spaces’, ‘spaces next to’, or ‘ pure space’.