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Spanish architect Eva Cotman completed the Raval Hideout project in 2013.
This 430 square foot apartment is located in Barcelona, Spain.
Raval Hideout by Eva Cotman:
“This project sets out to alter and improve an apartment situated in Raval, the Ciutat Vella district of Barcelona. An area employed to be recognized for its nightlife as nicely as the insecurity, El Raval has changed drastically in recent years, and has turn into 1 of the touristic attractions in the center of the city. Nowadays it is house to numerous bars, restaurants, museums and art galleries, generating it a common neighborhood among young professionals and students alike.
The customers are a young couple with a really active social life, enjoying completely all the cultural activities that Raval delivers. In defining the new use of space, in accordance with the client’s demands, much focus has been offered to maximize the entering of daylight and the visual interrelationships amongst the different components of the residence, each with its own identity. The aim was to give the occupant different possibilities to move from one space to another, to create diversity inside the apartment as properly as to enable the clientele to get pleasure from the diversity of the neighborhood exactly where they live.
The project objective is to try to maximize the functionality of the space for the new and modern use by the owner, but at the identical time not to loose the identity of the neighborhood and materiality of the current creating. The economic(economic, or price range??) aspect was an important part of the project – it had to be a low-expense project accomplished in a relatively quick-time execution.
The apartment was previously ‘cleaned’: the walls were cleaned from cast, the cast ceiling was removed and all non-loadbearing walls were removed. The apartment wooden ceilings, as nicely as brick walls, are painted white to be a blank base for the activities of its future occupants. The heart of the residence is about the library, which separates the dining area from the constructed-in closet and, at the exact same time, joins the kitchen, dining space and the living area it is an all-in-a single element: staircase, bookshelf, closet and bench.
The staircase leads to the modest gallery positioned on the top of the closet, and is a space with a guest bed. This gallery also helps to access the storage, which is situated above the kitchen and the entrance area. It is a compact apartment with multifunctional elements to supply flexibility and adaptability to different wants, in other words, a ‘mini-space’ with a ‘maxi-functionality’.”
Floor Plan (Prior to)
Floor Plan (Right after)
Images by: Eva Cotman, María Ceballos