Home' Scoop Homes and Art : Scoop Homes and Art 37 Contents 176 HOMES & ART WINTER 2013
A French couple sought assistance
from Catalan designer Carlos
Pujol in creating their own
contemporary couple’s haven,
which would reflect a lifestyle
without children, and transform
a dull, dark dwelling into an airy
and luminous apartment.
The nine-month project saw
the conversion of four small
studios into 250sqm of open
spaces and bright living areas, creating
a trendy residence that perfectly reflected
the personalities of the fortysomething
owners. Carlos focused on bringing
an outside feel to the house by creating
a 50sqm external terrace.
The first stage was bringing four studios
together and raising the dwelling’s roof,
allowing light to flood into the triplex.
The open-plan kitchen and living
area resulted from the redistribution
of the space. An old staircase has been
integrated to lead into the other levels,
which themselves have been enlarged.
“The bedrooms and bathrooms are situated
on the first floor while the living areas are
on the second floor, mainly to maximise
natural light,” says Carlos.
The building was raised up from 2.3m,
and a mezzanine was built on a structural
wooden frame that was brought in by
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