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This 64Sqm Apartment Reimagines Space Using Partitions and Sliding Doors

Renovating a small apartment is a tricky affair that demands balance between aesthetics, ergonomics, and of course, space maximization. This becomes even more complicated when the apartment in question is nestled in the renowned Eixample district of Barcelona and comes with distinct chamfered corners. Combing creative, space-savvy solutions with a reimagined floor plan, architects from NARCH transformed this modest apartment that was originally built in 1925. Dubbed ‘Reforma Vivenda Eixample Barcelona’, the project unveils an apartment that is quite different from the usual small homes we come across and offers plenty of inspiration to those trying to renovate their own home.

Revmaped living room of home in Eixample Distritc, Barcelona

The homeowners wanted an open, central living space without partitions, a space that allowed them to host friends and family without having to struggle to create a ‘social zone’. This was done by doing away with all internal partitions and creating a stylish living area that also holds the small dining space and a corner workstation. By simply moving the furniture, this common area can be turned into a ‘party space’ with ease, even as translucent partitions and sliding glass doors hide the bedroom and the kitchen station.

Coffee table seems inspired by the Eames Elliptical Coffee Table

Bookshelf adds color and character to the living area

Partitions inside the renovated home allow light to flow through freely

Small dining area with colorful chairs and glass top dining table

Glass doors and smart partitions create rooms within the open floor plan

Small bedroom in white with sliding glass door

It is large sliding doors that connect the two bedrooms with the new living area, and while they offer complete privacy, the use of these translucent glass doors also allows for a free flow of natural and artificial light. No longer dark and boring, the revitalized apartment welcomes you with a refreshing and cheerful ambiance that is accentuated by its colorful mosaic flooring and an eccentric collection of décor and books. [Photography: Adrià Goula Sardà]

Sliding glass doors and partitions coupled with mosaic flooring inside the renovated Barcelona home

Narrow hallway connecting the bedroom and living area

Floor plan of Reforma Vivenda Eixample Barcelona by NARCH

Model of the new living area and diining with original mosaic flooring

Sliding partitions create bathrooms and kitchen area inside the home

A look at the model of the renovated home in Eixample, Barcelona

Sherry Nothingam
Sherry is a blogger who loves to live her life to the fullest. She enjoys everything associated with design, d├ęcor and stylish modern trends. Born in California, Sherry has grown up on open ranches and in a wild setting, which has defined her taste for design and developed her interest in examining how structures and homes interact with the beauti[...]

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