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Contemporary Gothic Quarter Apartment, Barcelona

YLAB Arquitectos  a Barcelona-based design studio has renovated an uber-luxury apartment located in the Gothic Quarter of Barcelona, Spain.

According to the architects: “The luxury Spanish apartment comes with a terrace and can be found right in the heart of Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter, in a catalogued property located behind the City Hall.

The original area is composed of various of bright and spacious rooms connected by large arched openings, with balconies along the façade and an inner courtyard. Original features include such as traditional Catalan ceilings with wooden beams and vaulted arches, as well wooden shutters on the exterior.

“The contemporary Spanish property is based on a reinterpretation of the existing spatial structure of different rooms with differentiated uses and atmospheres, redefining the assigned uses and functions and creating new spatial and visual connections without allowing the traditional elements to predominate. The aim is to create a peaceful environment which allows its young owner privacy and a work place, while creating a social meeting place for meals and parties.”

Images courtesy of Ciro Frank Schiappa.


Assif is a luxury travel and design aficionado currently working as a BBC content producer. He holds an MA in journalism from the University of Leeds. He is partial to tea and cake - Yorkshire Tea Gold Blend please. His favourite trips include island hopping in the Seychelles, a mountain escape in Kashmir and getting lost in Hong Kong.

Assif is the current editor of Adelto Magazine. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram: @journolista.

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May 24, 2012 | Property | View comments

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