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Diagonal Avenue apartment by YLAB Arquitectos

Located in the traditional Barcelona Ensanche area, this apartment shared some typical traditional aspects such as a long, narrow and partitioned layout from façade to façade with hydraulic tiles flooring, and wall and ceiling moldings.

Designed by YLAB Arquitectos

Photography by Tobias Laarmann

The client, having a passion for modern and industrial design, wanted to preserve some traditional elements, free up some space to allocate the common areas while introducing modern elements with raw materials and rich textures such as cement floorings, black iron, dark tinted elm natural wood or bush hammered black granite.

The design looks for the contrast and tension between the traditional elements, predominantly light, and the contemporary elements, dark and powerful, that seem to be inserted in the original space.