Architecture Studio in Barcelona / Dom Arquitectura

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Architects: Dom Arquitectura – Pablo Serrano Elorduy
Location: , Spain
Interior design: Blanca Elorduy
Project area: 50 sqm
Project year: 2011
Photographs: Jordi Anguera

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The place previously used as a store was completely isolated from the outside. The first action we take, is to open the interior space, both the street and the garden outside, so we designed a completely open iron carpentry without studs, continuous glass, providing natural light throughout the space. All the iron is dark graphite gray painted, the same of the interior furnishings. Across the glass surface is placed inside a dark gray screens, to control the space privacy.


As an Architecture studio, we have some details about the profession, the graphite color of the pencils, the prevailing white color like papers and the wall parallel. The inner wall of the room is very irregular. With the goal of unifying all these folds we propose some horizontal lines that run through the wall, painted with the same gray that the continuous pavement. This allowed us to provide the wall of a plot in a gradient, starting with getting rid continuously and gradually breaking up until the roof.

We designed the Lamp that runs around the room, from some sections of iron flowing freely through space with convergent and divergent lines, covered with several sheets of folded parchment paper, as if they were the same studio plans. The result is an enlightened paper path through the roof.

© Jordi Anguera
© Jordi Anguera

We propose an edge distribution, where 6 tables are based on the exterior side. In the same perimeter is placed a dark shelf, which runs through the space, we can put all the books and magazines worker’s hand and hide the strip turn providing the facilities for all jobs.

The bathroom walls are painted in dark as an inverted room, the plan annotation dimensions remain drawn on the walls.

We wanted to give this space a color point, and we loved the Campari lamp by Ingo Maurer, finally decided to reinterpret it with green Carlsberg bottles.

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Cite: "Architecture Studio in Barcelona / Dom Arquitectura" 19 Feb 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 29 May 2015. <>
  • Yousef

    Nice work though the column in the middle of the built area feels out of place.

  • Sameh Morsi

    Amazing work, making good use of the small area (relativelly)
    Nice choice of plain contrasted colors.