Two apartments in downtown Barcelona is transformed into a spacious two-story home, centered around a pair of double-height gold cubes. The apartments measured 55 square meters each but were in need of a makeover. Meet the Duplex Apartment With Golden Cubes By Raúl Sánchez!
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Was told to Raúl Sanchez Studio to tie two disparate homes together and create a new bedroom and staircase. The first step was to cut into the first floor and create a mezzanine level. The floor stops just short of the facade wall, but a glazed floor plane bridges the gap, demarcating the old and new elements within the scheme.
The central gold cubes go through this floor, offering a strong sense of geometry and order in the irregular interior space.
“The idea was to insert two two-meter square volumes, rotated 45-degrees over the dominant axis, with their vertices overlapping without touching the original walls,” lead architect Sánchez told Dezeen. “It creates a simple and resounding arrangement in which two ideal shapes, two perfect extruded squares, are imposed on the existing irregularity, helping to arrange the floor space.”
The cubes are covered in a glossy paint mixed with gold powder and provide privacy on the other side of the apartment. One of the sides houses the stairway while the other provides a bedroom pod on the upper floor while separating toilet, shower room and sink area on the ground floor.
“From early on, it was decided that the two central volumes should receive a very distinctive treatment and that everything else should contrast with them,” said Sánchez. “It is almost like saying that just the new additions have color, and the existing ones, such as the walls, floors, ceilings, are just painted white.”
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