这座房子位于巴塞罗那Gran Via大街上的一个大型公寓区，建于二十世纪初，位于Montjuïc山的边缘。由于面积大，它是一个非常明显的建筑，在附近被称为 “Cal Drapaire”，并被列入城市的遗产目录。开发商是一个富有的捡破烂的人，Pau Fornt，他建造了这个有六个楼梯间的超大型建筑，有十层楼高，有240套公寓出租。据说他自己就住在阁楼上。虽然是低收入住房，但建筑非常坚固，与附近的Eixample同期建造的类似庄园相比，空间也很大。建筑师Modest Feu是许多有趣的现代主义和新世纪主义建筑的作者，几乎都位于Sants区。
The house is located in a large block of apartments built in the early twentieth century on the Gran Via in Barcelona, on the edge of the mountain of Montjuïc. It is a very visible building due to its large size, known in the neighborhood as “Cal Drapaire”, and is included in the city’s Heritage Catalogue. The developer was a wealthy ragpicker, Pau Fornt, who built this mega building with six stairwells, ten floors high and 240 apartments for rent. It is said that he himself lived in the attic. Although they were low-income housing, the construction is very solid and the spaces are large compared to similar estates built in the nearby Eixample at the same time. The architect, Modest Feu, is the author of many interesting modernist and noucentist buildings, almost all located in the Sants district.
Each stairwell has two floors facing the street (with a lot of noise and little sun) and two facing the interior of the block (protected from the noise of Gran Via and sunny). The house to be renovated corresponds to the last ones, it is on a high floor and has a lot of light.
The intervention in the house is based on making the most of the best possible space, a closed gallery, facing south-east, very spacious. The wooden exterior carpentry had already been replaced in a previous renovation by another aluminum with thermal glass and it was considered reasonable to keep it unchanged.
The positions of the main bathroom and the kitchen, which is left open, are exchanged. The division between the living room and the master bedroom consists of a birch wood furniture with sliding doors and an upper glass panel, which allow to communicate both spaces in a fluid way.
Several pieces of furniture are made for storage, dressing room and kitchen, combining birch plywood and white color. All of them simple furniture, but made to measure for each space. The uniformity of materials unifies and gives a sense of order to the whole.
The original flooring was a glued parquet, damaged by woodworm, which was completely removed. Under this was discovered a very simple hydraulic floor, unrecoverable due to the glue. A porcelain stoneware floor was installed in the wet areas and parquet in the rest.
Architects: Parramon + Tahull Arquitectes
Area: 840 ft²
Photographs:Judith Casas Sayós
Manufacturers: JUNG, Klein, Aleluia Cerâmicas, Baxi, Equipe, Franke, QUICK-STEP, Roca, Vidrio Raywall, WISA
Builder: J.M Aguilar