Integration and silence
“A discreet element filling in an urban void.” A possible definition for this architectural project, this small building in Carrer Lepant.
Located in the heart of Barcelona’s Eixample district, this multi-family residential building occupies a site wedged between a ten-storey building in Avinguda Diagonal and another four-storey building in Carrer Lepant. Surrounded by these two large constructions, the site did not reach the maximum building depth, so the possibility arose to build an additional floor set back from the alignment of the road, which has a terrace that enjoys views of the city. There is only one flat per landing, and there are four standard flats between the duplex on the ground floor and attic with terrace, all of which are through-floors, favouring natural lighting and cross ventilation.
This narrow construction seeks to integrate the values of Barcelona’s Eixample discreetly and silently. A dark, tectonic base contrasts with the building’s body, with its earth tones and large balconies. The latter are framed by an identical lattice of metal profiles on each floor, emulating the repetition and rhythm of traditional constructions in the area, but with a greater presence of glass.
The extension of the glass surface is a vital resource in this case, given that the building’s inner courtyard is practically condemned by its neighbouring constructions, making the main façade the most important source of natural light.
The interiors of the flats offer generous spaces that suggest a timeless quality, combining kitchens with living rooms and with light colours and natural materials predominating.
The building quietly integrates into the Eixample in a restrained, comfortable manner, set within a small void in a discreet space of a central street.
- Surface825 m2
- PromoterTrodol Inversiones SLP
- EngineeringNolac (structure) / AM Prolegins (installations)
- In collaboration withPhotography: Miquel Bargalló