Projects

The Bipolar House

If we were to believe that homes “have character”, this one would be bi-polar or have some sort of multiple personality disorder. Let´s, anyhow, leave the owners off the hook for we can assure this Dutch young couple is perfectly sane. They just didn´t mind getting their hand dirty in order to see how their very versatile tastes could be recreated in every corner of their new Barcelona home.

Though not on their birth certificates, these two are true millennials at heart, and this may very well explain why they had such little trouble giving designers, Egue y Seta, all creative freedom to re-mix and combine the most contradictory of styles, here and there, where the original architecture and the final purpose of each room allowed for such. This is the only way one can come to understand such an eclectic home. One that sets over its original recovered hydraulic mosaic tiles, rooms, on the other hand, of a decidedly contemporary style; a home that accommodates beneath its traditional Catalan vaulted ceilings trendy pieces of rabid modernity; a flat that challenges the typical Eixample´s home lay out in order to include rooms and devoted areas that have a lot more to do with current habits and lifestyles.

Author: Egue y Seta. With direct involvement of: Daniel Pérez, Felipe Araujo, Szymon Keller, Covadonga Díaz, Gaia Trotta, Álvaro Sánchez and Sarah Salas.
Situation: Barcelona
Photography: VICUGO FOTO
Text: Egue y Seta

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