Architects: prompt architecture
Team: Iván Arellano, Caterina Dominioni, Andrea Fiorucci, Pol Clusella
Client: Sweat Studio
Constructor: Artur Sahakyan
Carpenter: Joan Capdevila
Photography: Prompt Collective
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Area: 160 sqm
Year: 2018 - 2019
The project is in the Poble Nou district, a new area in Barcelona where many creative studios and technological companies are based. The studio consists of the first two floors of a corner building from the 70s. It has a triangular shape and a big glass façade. The 160 smq are divided in two levels: a ground floor facing a large pedestrian space, and a smaller mezzanine half the size.
Based on our client’s request to create an open space office with an informal working area and a private meeting room, we decided to design upstairs the restroom, kitchen, chillout and meeting room and completely clear the ground floor to create there the working area. This area was strategically placed below the mezzanine to preserve the heat during winter and hide from direct street view.
One of the challenges was to rethink many of the "lost corners", so we proposed a bike’s parking in the right corner with private access from the street, a sofa and chairs below the stairs and shelves and storage space in the wall gaps.
The result is a nice and bright workspace with different areas to create, meet, eat and relax.