Two German brothers bought this apartment as an investment. They knew Barcelona well and wanted to have a place to stay when they came to visit. They wanted it to be a comfortable and functional apartment. They also wanted it to have some flair of a typical Barcelona apartment.


This apartment is located on Carrer Marina in Barcelona, just a few blocks from Sagrada Familia. It was commissioned by a local client who wanted to develop it as a short-term rental apartment. The budget was tight, and the goal was clear: It should look and feel like the apartments in the area.


A mix of new and traditional materials defines the aesthetic of the apartment. We used concrete tiles, which are part of Barcelona’s tradition, combined with wooden floors and beams. All elements were custom made to create a personal atmosphere.


The essence of an old apartment in a contemporary configuration was the goal of this project. We adapted the spaces to a modern life and gave them the comfort of today. And we let the light in. And it became a cozy and modern apartment that stands the test of time.