Zest Architecture lately accomplished this modern duplex house located in Gràcia, Barcelona, Spain.
Description by Zest Architecture In a constructing in Gracia, the place the house owners owned two flats one on prime of the opposite, ZEST was requested to create a spacious, welcoming household residence. The temporary included the creation of each a devoted music room, appropriate for small live shows of chamber music, and a library and research. When we found that the constructing had as soon as upon a time been a manufacturing unit and that beneath the fashionable finishes and false ceilings the skeleton of the previous vaulted construction nonetheless existed, the course of the undertaking quickly turned clear. We stripped the flats from head to toe, to utilize the peak of the unique areas. As the house owners had been frightened concerning the two flats retaining an “condo”-really feel, a lot significance was given to the creation of the staircase uniting the 2 flooring. This turned a central sculptural piece in bleached oak, which accommodates small show instances for the house owners’ collections. As the house owners, like us at ZEST, love the texture of actual wooden, we’ve used strong oak whereever attainable, together with paneling. The floor flooring has been stored as a really giant, fluid area, however with areas marked for various features. Central area is the kitchen/eating room, which has a view over the massive terrace and combines modern white Bulthaup models with bespoke excessive models in oak. To one aspect is the music room, which has been created as an excellent insulated field (with insulated Catalan vaults), however may be opened with sliding doorways in oak to unite it with the remainder of the bottom flooring. To the opposite aspect of the kitchen is the lounge, and numerous utility areas. Upstairs we discover the massive library and research, which has a sleeping nook for visitors, and the household’s bedrooms and loos. The library has bespoke cupboards and cabinets in oak, with skinny metal helps. All partitions have been completed in clay, which our plasterers masterfully labored to a end so high-quality that it virtually resembles Tadelakt, the well-known Moroccon watertight stucco. The clay retains a considerably cloudy uneven colouring, which lends it nice magnificence. Bathrooms all have ZEST-designed wash basins in Corian, with constructed-in blind drawers. Outside on the terrace we put in customized constructed metal pergolas and a constructed-in jacuzzi. The house is served by an “aerothermal” system, which supplies water for the underfloor heating in winter, and cooling by means of fancoils in the summertime. ZEST did all of the lighting design, with nearly all lighting in LED.
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