This Spanish Farmhouse Combines History With Contemporary Living

By: Vasiliki Marapas - Jul 21, 2014
References: 2260mm & dezeen
Barcelona studio 2260mm was responsible for updating a rural Spanish farmhouse with wooden columns, beams and staircases.

Renovating the home, which is located in the Catabria of nothern Spain, came with its fair share of challenges. For instance, the house suffered a partial collapse during the design phase, requiring a complete rebuild. Moreover, the architects were restricted by the building's historical significance, a quality which required them to stick to the same dimensions, materials and aesthetics as the original structure. Therefore, the bigger changes were concentrated on the home's interior.

Architect Manel Casellas explains, "The old house had a dark and useless interior; in fact many years ago the animals lived on the ground floor and people on the first and second floors."