Next to Ramblas in Barcelona, in the emblematic Carme Street, there is a building designed in 1861 by Pablo Sambró Bahía. On the ground floor, we find a typical store known as El Indio, which has historical and patrimonial value.
The refurbishment is in one of the main floor apartments, which has access to three patios. The biggest one it's placed at the end of the plot. These were filled with vegetation and have received a landscape treatment. It aims to create a space detached from the crazy cosmopolitan rhythm; especially from the surrounding streets). This generous vegetation helps to mitigate the effect of the island's heat of the city.
The intervention consists of renovating the dwelling. By using a contemporary program that will keep in mind the existing architecture. It prioritizes the maintenance and recovery of the primary elements of the building such as carpentry, shutters and hydraulic flooring. These elements, with their wounds and wrinkles, are the ones providing a clear added value.