Two houses in Montjuïc

Poble-sec, Barcelona | 2022

The proposal reforms and expands an old popular house in the Santalia neighborhood, on the slopes of Montjuïc. The ground floor and its mezzanine are rehabilitated as a loft, that opens up to two patios. A second home is built on top of the existing volume, with a light wooden structure. A broken geometry is proposed, opening the second house to the rear garden, taking advantage of the south orientation and the views to the park. This geometry offers cross-views between the different rooms, while allowing natural light to enter the house on the ground floor. The zig-zag of urban planning is used to fit an access nucleus to the second home.

1 st floor dwelling with garden

ground floor dwelling

Building’s urban classification: «Cultural assets of local interest (B),
Documentary heritage of interest (D).»


Program: House refurbishment and extension for a second house | Surface: 403 sqm

Client: Private

Team: Albert Casas, Maria Amat, Frederic Villagrasa, Gina Surià, Ludovica di Lernia, Laura Bifet

Photography: Adriana Eskenazi | Structural engineering: ofici-arquitectura | M&E Engineer: Andreu Villagrasa | Lanscape: Mercé Lorente Gras | Quantity Surveyor: Sergi Dalmau

1 st floor dwelling with garden

ground floor dwelling

Building’s urban classification: «Cultural assets of local interest (B),
Documentary heritage of interest (D).»


Program: House refurbishment and extension for a second house | Surface: 403 sqm

Client: Private

Team: Albert Casas, Maria Amat, Frederic Villagrasa, Gina Surià, Ludovica di Lernia, Laura Bifet

Photography: Adriana Eskenazi | Structural engineering: ofici-arquitectura | M&E Engineer: Andreu Villagrasa | Lanscape: Mercé Lorente Gras | Quantity Surveyor: Sergi Dalmau

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