When a young entrepreneur came to Sarriera + Weinstock with a project in Barcelona, the team knew they had their work cut out for them. The owner presented a space that was once a motorcycle repair shop, with low ceilings and a noisy bar for a neighbor. And he asked for it to be converted into an inspiring, but quiet, studio.
The firm's architects, Mariana de Delás and Marcos Duffo, were up for the challenge — all it took was a little reconfiguring. First, they put private rooms at the back of the layout and created a front garden to muffle noise from the street. Then, the pair installed front doors and windows that efficiently opened up and out, and they covered the walls and floors in white to make everything feel larger. Lastly, to really make the studio feel fresh, they picked a jewel-toned green accent paint to pop against the minimal details.
The result is a hideaway that's perfect for work and rest, proving that even the trickiest architectural elements can inspire great solutions.