Perfect Harmony between the Soul of the Place and the People Living
Gokostudio, S.L. unveils D' En Serra, a house arising from its position in the attic of an old estate in Ciutat Vella. Although a space of just 50 square meters, it is almost entirely surrounded by terraces divided into two levels, offering scenic views of the domes of the old city.
On the lower floor, the entire space is organized around a large room that functions as a living room and office, seamlessly connected to the kitchen; and that can be converted into a guest bedroom with two simple moves of custom-designed furniture. On the upper floor, a bedroom with “suite claims” faces a perfectly oriented terrace, surrounded by greenery.
Each floor offers a large terrace for enjoying the favorable Barcelona climate, allowing occupants to experience the apartment beyond its construction limits. The frenetic pace of tourists and busy locals cannot be perceived from the terrace level, and cross ventilation provides a comfort level uncommon in the center of Barcelona.
In keeping with the firm's constant striving to achieve perfect harmony between the soul of the place and the people occupying it, they prepared a white canvas that surrounds the space in all its magnitude. Some bare walls and the exposed structure are reminiscent of the age of the property and the vicissitudes it has gone through. Completing the color palette are grays that sometimes turn blue, as well as touches of natural wood that provide warm details of light.
Gokostudio Arquitects is the union of two professional careers with more than twenty-five years of experience in the field of architecture, interior design, and design who lead a solid and committed team. In contrast to large studios where the partners have worked in the past, Gokostudio Arquitects was conceived with a small-format, almost artisanal structure: preferring quality over quantity, and prioritizing excellence and control over the entire process. To carry out larger scale projects, or to expand geographical boundaries, the firm opts for alliances with external collaborators who share similar values.