Loft BuresQ, completed in April 2019, is a residential project designed by Kirsten Schwalgien Design (KSD) in Barcelona, Spain. Situated in the heart of Eixample neighborhood, the building boasts unique architectural features such as stained glass windows and carved stone sculptures making it an excellent example of Catalan Modernist architecture. The loft 1 (240 m2) on the ground floor was bought with an intention to adapt its historic space to contemporary use as a habitable, sophisticated home. Working on this concept KSD separated the master bedroom from the living area with a wooden clad “box” construction which would house the walk-in closet and guest bathroom. All original beams and pillars supporting the 4m height ceiling remained exposed and the layout of rooms was developed around them. Gallery featuring industrial glass windows was included for additional sound and visual protection.
Almost all furniture was designed custom and tailored to the place & person - not only in size but also in context, legacy & aesthetics.
For the key materials KSD chose to combine veneered varnished open poor chestnut, natural stone and original brick. The dark green Indian marble was paired with elements in untreated brass that will change over time, darken and develop a beautiful patina.
Finally, KSD focused on specific qualities and tactility of materials - alternating textures cold with warm, glossy with raw, soft and hard. The finishes of all materials were meticulously orchestrated to ensure tactility and timelessness.
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