Somewhere in Cerdanya, Spain there’s a lovely little rural area with a core of only 20 houses. It’s here in this beautiful setting surrounded by fields and meadows that an old house was rehabilitated and transformed by Dom Arquitectura.
This is an architecture studio located in Barcelona and, although a lot of the team’s attention goes to sustainable and eco-friendly projects, their experience is vast thanks to the diversity of projects they take on in the fields of architecture, landscape, interior design as well as refurbishments and renovations.
The team’s intelligent use of materials and selection of styles allowed them to perfectly integrate this residence into its surroundings by preserving certain original featured and adding new ones. The client owned a group of buildings formed of a barn, a warehouse and a small house and the team’s job was to rehabilitate all of them in order to transform them into a home with adjacent guest pavilions.
The house is facing South and, together with the pavilions, covers an area of 603 square meters. Instead of replacing these structures with completely new ones, the architects chose to keep the existing buildings and to rehabilitate their facades and roofs and to create a new distribution of the interior spaces, one that would suit the client’s needs and requirements.
A series of original featured were preserved and integrated into the new design. These include elements such as the old trusses which support the roof of the existing barn structure as well as the stone walls, wood panels and some of the flooring.
The team decided to bring all the existing structures together by extending the volumes connecting them. This allowed them to take advantage of the beautiful views. As a result, the original barn was transformed into an open air corridor, covered deck.
The whole interior space was redistributed and redesigned. The result is a décor that combines rustic and modern elements, with a varied and yet focused design. Metal, wood and stone meet in the interior design, creating a welcoming, warm and authentic look, with a hint of history but, at the same time, with a fresh look.
The views of the surrounding meadows and colorful fields become part of the interior, contributing to the overall décor and atmosphere in each distinct area. They help define the home while also making it feel like a natural part of this rustic rural setting.
Full height panorama windows, sliding doors and large openings throughout let in the views as well as lots of natural light which highlights the textures, colors and materials used. This approach is characteristic for the team who always pays special attention to these details, trying to offer appropriate lighting and seamless integration of their projects within their environments.