DG ESTUDIO renovated a house located on the top floor of a historic building in the busy eixample area of valencia, spain, more specifically in the ruzafa neighborhood. small changes in the distribution, the designers were limited by the initial idea of completely maintaining the original floor and the ceilings with moldings of the house. this resulted in minimal changes in the distribution of the existing areas, keeping the original spirit of the house alive.
images by mariela apollonio
DG ESTUDIO created a large ‘day’ area where they integrated the kitchen into the living room. the rest of the spaces which are three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and the terrace are kept from the original layout. there are three original elements of the house that DG ESTUDIO wanted to preserve; the colorful mosaic floor, the moldings, and the doors. they are the main protagonists of the intervention and coexist with the wood that was newly added to the space. this natural material provides warmth and uniformity to the entire intervention.
natural oak wood covers the kitchen cabinets, the flooring, the dressing room of the master bedroom and the transition elements between the bedrooms and the terrace. these transition elements are designed as small spaces where the residents can carry out daily activities such as reading, resting, and even working from home with the small desk that was integrated into one of the spaces.
name: cas 8 house
designer: DG ESTUDIO
team: isabel roger sánchez, daniel gonzález lópez.
area: 111 sqm (1,194.79 sqft)
location: valencia, spain
photography: mariela apollonio
edited by: yasmina karam | designboom