Photographs ArchDaily Apartments Architects: AMOO Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/948610/providencia-house-amoo-aureli-mora-plus-omar-ornaque Clipboard Photographs: José Hevia Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/948610/providencia-house-amoo-aureli-mora-plus-omar-ornaque Clipboard Providencia House / AMOO | Aureli Mora + Omar Ornaque “COPY” 2020 Area: 60 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Spain Projects Year: CopyApartments, Renovation•Barcelona, Spain Providencia House / AMOO | Aureli Mora + Omar OrnaqueSave this projectSaveProvidencia House / AMOO | Aureli Mora + Omar Ornaque Save this picture!© José Hevia+ 18Curated by Clara Ott Share Manufacturers: JUNG, FRANKE, Flos, Roca, Tres GriferíasArquitectos A Cargo:Aureli Mora, Omar OrnaqueEquipo De Diseño:Inès Martinel, Ainhoa Mur.City:BarcelonaCountry:SpainMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© José HeviaRecommended ProductsWindowsFAKRORoof Windows – FPP-V preSelect MAXWindowsJansenWindows – Janisol PrimoWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsMetallicsKriskadecorMetal Fabric – Outdoor CladdingText description provided by the architects. The house is located on the top floor of a building built in 1959 in the Gracia neighborhood of Barcelona. The building has 2 doors per landing, although both the attic floor and the top floor have only 1 door.Save this picture!© José HeviaSave this picture!Plan – AfterSave this picture!© José HeviaThe structure of the house is made of load-bearing walls. The rectangle that shapes the floor is divided by the elevator and staircase core, as well as by a load-bearing wall. The common area faces the SW façade, while the room area faces the SE façade. The total area is 60.46 m².Save this picture!© José HeviaSave this picture!© José HeviaFrom the beginning, the project plans to reverse the distribution of the house’s uses. All the partitions are demolished, and given the refusal of the Community of Owners, any structural intervention is avoided, unlike the initial proposals approved by the City Council. The proposal is clear according to the client’s demands: a large room with a fully open bathroom and dressing room and a large common area to work and welcome guests without any constraints.Save this picture!© José HeviaThe unusual envelope of the building, with a continuous 1.65cm high façade and an accompanying sloping skirt (reflection of the roof), together with the access core and the load-bearing wall, leads to solve the program through custom-made furniture that adapts spaces in an ambivalent and even ambiguous way. Sofas that are beds turn into desks; beds that are wardrobes turn into bathtubs. And as a representation of this fluidity of uses, the apartment, beyond the obligatory access door, only has one door: that of the courtesy bathroom, for the guests’ convenience.Save this picture!© José HeviaIn parallel, the SE façade – the longest one –, is solved with a cladded shelf to increase the insulation of the façade and, running from side to side, it collects and singles out all the windows (originally of little importance), resulting in a homogenizing element.Save this picture!© José HeviaSave this picture!AxonometricSave this picture!© José HeviaAs a last detail, a pink marble Ionic pilaster on the head of the load-bearing wall that was not allowed to be demolished, symbolically reinforces it, underpinning the general calmness of the Community.Save this picture!© José HeviaProject gallerySee allShow lessBIG Designs AI CITY, an Innovation Campus Hosting Headquarters of Tech Firm in Chong…Architecture NewsNew York’s Open Restaurants Program for Outside Dining to Be Made PermanentArchitecture NewsProject locationAddress:Carrer de la Providència, Barcelona, SpainLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share “COPY” CopyAbout this officeAMOOOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsRefurbishmentRenovationBarcelonaOn FacebookSpainPublished on September 30, 2020Cite: “Providencia House / AMOO | Aureli Mora + Omar Ornaque” [Vivienda Providència / AMOO] 30 Sep 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.