Apartment Refurbishment in Barcelona
by M2arquitectura

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Spanish studio M2arquitectura has renovated a Barcelona apartment by adding sliding partitions, bright green surfaces and furniture that folds out of the walls (+ slideshow).

Apartment Refurbishment in Barcelona by M2arquitectura

The architects began by removing all the original partitions from the apartment, then divided the space into two halves that each feature green-painted screens.

Apartment Refurbishment in Barcelona by M2arquitectura

"We demolished all partition walls, reinforced the ceiling and floor framework and kept the structural walls," explained Meritxell Lázaro and Mischa Essletzbichler of M2arquitectura. "We built two green objects to separate atmosphere and functions."

Apartment Refurbishment in Barcelona by M2arquitectura

The first of the two halves is a large living and dining room, where a green bookshelf separates the front of the room from a smaller space at the back.

Apartment Refurbishment in Barcelona by M2arquitectura

White cupboards line the walls of this space and both a double bed and a desk fold out from behind the doors.

Apartment Refurbishment in Barcelona by M2arquitectura

The second half of the apartment contains a master bedroom that can be opened out to a dressing room and ensuite bathroom, creating either three separate rooms or one large one.

Apartment Refurbishment in Barcelona by M2arquitectura

The green object here is a wall that folds around the bathroom sink, positioned at the centre of the three connected rooms.

Apartment Refurbishment in Barcelona by M2arquitectura

"The game of opening and closing the sliding doors modifies the spaciousness and lighting of the spaces," said the architects.

Apartment Refurbishment in Barcelona by M2arquitectura

Oak flooring runs throughout the apartment, while mirrored walls help to reflect light.

Apartment Refurbishment in Barcelona by M2arquitectura

"Natural oak wood on the floor gives warmth to the apartment, contrasting with the neutral white of the ceilings, walls and the green color of the object-pieces of furniture," added Lázaro and Essletzbichler.

Apartment Refurbishment in Barcelona by M2arquitectura

We've also recently featured a Barcelona apartment with mosaic floors and a loft in Brooklyn with bedrooms inside white boxes.

Apartment Refurbishment in Barcelona by M2arquitectura

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Apartment Refurbishment in Barcelona by M2arquitectura

Photography is by José Hevia Blach.

Apartment Refurbishment in Barcelona by M2arquitectura

Above: original floor plan

Apartment Refurbishment in Barcelona by M2arquitectura

Above: new floor plan

  • donverdaguer

    Bueno, pintaron unos paredes en verde y esta todo? A mi me parece muy aburrido

  • http://www.kadrium.ca/ kadrium designs

    I think this is a brilliant use of space! This is totally awesome. It gave me a great idea for something I could do in my own room. Thanks!

  • Damian

    Folding beds (and desks) just seem so troublesome. Why would anyone want that?

    • Jean

      I lived in a small room when I was a teenager and I found that a folding bed was even less trouble than a normal bed. Unless you are the kind of guy to never do your normal bed then yes it takes five more seconds of your time to lift it up or down.

  • Carole-Anne

    The new floor plan looks amazing! It adds a sense of space and openness to the apartment that didn't exist before. No, for me M2arquitectura totally nailed this one!