An uber chic and stylish pied à terre near Barcelona’s Olympic Marina has everything you need in one tidy and compact minimalist space. Designed by
The top-floor residence is located in a leisure area that has become very popular with tourists and locals, both young and old. The Marina district is home to Mediterranean beaches, water sports, and a huge array of restaurants. Built in 1991 as part of the Olympic Village, it has berths for 740 yachts.
Perfect for two, this vacation home involved a radical remodel of the existing apartment that was based on the principles of the navy: Make all space useful and eliminate anything unnecessary. The place is essentially a square box that is organized around a central “cabin” that contains all the laundry, plumbing and essential equipment, along with the toilet and closets. This central unit also acts as a divider between the kitchen and the living and sleeping spaces, which are also bordered by large sliding glass panels that make up the wall.
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To keep the look minimalist and eliminate any potential design issues, the architects incorporated underfloor heating so that radiators are not necessary. To make small spaces feel roomy and still be highly functional, this type of minimalist design is the most workable. This is because the decorating style not only focuses on the necessities but it rids the environment of cluttering visual elements.
Most all the kitchen elements, aside from the sink and the cooktop, are
With a starkly clean-lined backdrop of concrete walls and the single island element in the kitchen area, the copper piping that runs throughout the space is the only element of the decor that exudes warmth. The same metal is repeated in the choice of kitchen faucet hardware and connecting all the lights adds to its integral visual function.
The areas of the home that use water are highlighted by the only large, white pieces in the home, which are the bathtub and the kitchen island. They are essentially the only free-standing pieces of furniture as the other living and sleeping spaces are all built into the structure of the apartment. The custom wooden centerpiece and integrated closets that disappear when not in use constitute all the storage in the home.
Despite the limited size of the living space, the terrace greatly extends the usable area because of the
Another example of all the built-in elements is the bed and