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Low-cost renovation in old Barcelona

Low-cost renovation in old Barcelona

Let's go to Barcelona, ​​in the Gothic quarter - the Barri Gotic - to visit a beautiful renovation project led by the architectural studio Miralles Tagliabue EMBT: in an old residential building, 9 apartments have been renovated. The idea was to highlight the historic elements of the building - Gothic arches, fragments of frescoes, etc. - but also to use resources at low cost.

Fair between yesterday and today

Marcela Grassi In this living room, we admire the original ceramic tiles but also the ingenious use of the wall covering kept in stripes for a most interesting graphic result.

Barcelona light

Marcela Grassi On this side of the room, same treatment of the walls. The beams of the ceilings have been repainted in white for a very luminous rendering.


Marcela Grassi The kitchen open to the living room integrates perfectly with its light wood tones.

In the bedroom

Marcela Grassi In the bedroom, white always prevails, creating unity between the different sections of walls. The old clock adds warmth to the room.

Cozy lounge

Marcela Grassi Facing the French windows, the black sofa stands out in this sober and bright decor.

Dining area

Marcela Grassi On the side of the dining room, the treatment of the original paintings by stripes runs right up to the ceiling. The old wooden crates used as a coffee table, the dark wooden bar stools and this large wooden table give warmth to the room.


Marcela Grassi Up to the shutters, we find this game while poetry and accuracy between old and new.

Bath side bathroom

Marcela Grassi In the bathroom, the vintage ceramic tiles play with the tiles that surround the bathtub.

Bathroom sink side

Marcela Grassi The wall-hung sink does not weigh down the room. While the translucent panels create the link with the rest of the apartment.