daniel rotmensch restores villa margarit to create a contemporary apartment in barcelona
 

daniel rotmensch restores villa margarit to create a contemporary apartment in barcelona

interior designer daniel rotmensch has carefully restored ‘villa margarit’ in barcelona to create a contemporary living space filled with natural light and open expanses. the design brief called for a unique and distinctive residence to be formed within the existing building, which was originally constructed in 1903, while also relating to the neighborhood context of the city.

daniel rotmensch restores villa margarit to create a contemporary apartment in barcelona designboom
a natural vertical garden and heated swimming pool can be found at the rear of the house

all images courtesy of daniel rotmensch

 

 

the main challenge for rotmensch was to envision a design that increased the amount of light entering the villa, creating a more open living space and compensating for the building’s lack of height. in response to this, the designer has formed an open floor plan to connect rooms, bring in natural light and achieve more flexibility than traditional schemes. the result is a modern and luxurious duplex apartment with high tech features that perfectly reflect the main design concept while integrating the client’s own touch.

daniel rotmensch restores villa margarit to create a contemporary apartment in barcelona designboom
the open plan concept brings more natural light into the rooms while creating a more flexible space

 

 

the building has been skilfully restored to ensure the preservation of the original brick façade, lobby and hallways, with the classic mosaic design of the original tiles and grand staircase. while the interior of the apartment has been created in a wholly contemporary style, these elements of the original building which have been retained create a successful relationship between the old architecture and the new intervention.

daniel rotmensch restores villa margarit to create a contemporary apartment in barcelona designboom

view of the kitchen and dining area

daniel rotmensch restores villa margarit to create a contemporary apartment in barcelona designboom

the dining space looking out to the open-plan living area

daniel rotmensch restores villa margarit to create a contemporary apartment in barcelona designboom
skylights connect the interior with the outdoors and bring light into the living room space

daniel rotmensch restores villa margarit to create a contemporary apartment in barcelona designboom
the façade of the building was stripped to it’s original brick

 

 

project info:

 

project name: ‘villa margarit’

project location: barcelona, spain

design: daniel rotmensch

 

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edited by: lynne myers | designboom

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