The 55 square meter apartment with good weather and natural light

Barcelona interior designer, Brákara Studio, proudly unveils the spectacular refurbishment of this penthouse, located in a old residential building that goes largely unnoticed among the imposing tall office buildings of Zona Fira in L'Hospitalet (Barcelona).


Photo credit: Jordi Folch

The transformation of this flat, with a surface area of 55 m2, plus 64 m2 of terraces, introduces radical change thanks to a well-studied interior design, which includes a new layout and furniture custom-designed by Brákara Studio itself. Prior to the renovation, the walls of the living room, painted in a deep blue, dwarfed the room and made it unwelcoming. The kitchen was separated from the rest of the day area in a very narrow space. The previous owners lived with their backs to the two terraces, totalling more than 30 m2, which were relegated at best to hanging out the washing. Now, the house stands out for the natural light in all its new rooms: entrance hall, day area with dining room, kitchen, and living room in the same room, an office, a double bedroom, and a bathroom. Additionally, its two terraces open up to the good weather and offer two distinct spaces: one more social, with a comfortable dining room and lounge area; the other more private, with an idyllic relaxation area featuring a Balinese bed and outdoor shower.

Open to light and the outdoors

As soon as you open the doors of the flat, natural light floods the interior. Separating the entrance hall from the rest of the day area is a custom-made piece of white furniture with a wooden top, topped off by a half-height glass partition framed by horizontal white rectangles. The work area is located in what used to be the narrow kitchen. The office desk, in natural wood, is recessed into what appears to be a plain white wall but, in reality, camouflages several cupboards as an excellent storage solution.


Photo credit: Jordi Folch


Photo credit: Jordi Folch

Aesthetic harmony of the day area

The aesthetic harmony of the day area is nourished by the chromaticism of the white and wood furniture, with contrasts in black and subtle touches of colour, such as the blue upholstered sofa. The kitchen island is the epicentre around which the rest of the spaces are articulated. The uniformity of the kitchen furniture in prisitine white, along with that of the rest of the living room, generates a welcoming atmosphere and sensation of spaciousness.


Photo credit: Jordi Folch


Photo credit: Jordi Folch

Two spectacular terraces for different moments

The transformation of the terraces has been spectacular. Brákara Studio has created an oasis in the heart of the city, with wooden slatted paving, white stones, artificial grass combined with abundant natural plants, and rattan and natural cane furniture. The space is equipped with a spectacular Balinese bed and shower, an intimate space ideally suited to disconnecting and relaxation. It's a corner that invites you to 'Dolce far niente' or, in other words, to dedicate yourself to doing nothing.


Photo credit: Jordi Folch


Photo credit: Jordi Folch

Bedroom and bathroom in white

The bedroom, with direct access to the terrace, is highlighted by its custom-designed white furniture. The bed is inserted in the wall, with three white shelves above it that serve as a headboard. Decorative elements such as paintings, natural plants, and the iconic Santa & Cole basket lamp, designed by Miguel Milà, truly stand out, with warmth provided by cushion fabrics in shades of grey and volcanic stone (Gancedo).


Photo credit: Jordi Folch

About Brákara Studio

Luis Peixoto and Ruben Da Silva are the alma mater of Brákara Studio, an interior design studio based in Barcelona. Their mastery of both interior and product design allows them to achieve very complete and satisfactory end results for their clients. Brákara Studio has completed numerous projects in both residential and commercial interior design.