Apartment in the Gothic Quarter of Barcelona

Posted on Wed, 11 Jan 2012 by midcenturyjo

Simplicity is deceptive. What appears to be sleek and clean lined and refined is highly thought out and designed. Spanish-German architectural design firm YLAB arquitectos (Tobias Laarmann and Yolanda Yuste) have taken a 130m2 apartment in Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter and created a space of warmth and elegance, public and private, luxury and practicality. It is as if light and shade, white and earthy, cool and warm, natural surfaces, layers of texture, stone and wood, history and the present have all been distilled into a beautiful home. Deceptively simple. Simply wonderful. Images by Jordi Canosa and Daniela Cavestany.

Mid Mod Tom says:

Love the bathroom the most!



First of all, congratulations on your blog! You provide great interior references with extreme quality.
We just shared this post in facebook and wanted you to know.

Keep up the good work!

julie says:

Kim, you left your boots in the bedroom…ooops….!!!

Adam S says:

I like the way in the lounge area they have incorporated the black Bose subwoofer as a feature, instead of stuck to the side and at a different height to the rest of the unit. Wondering if the entertainemnt solution is Ikeas Besta range in white?

Adam, the white unit in the living room is Bo Concept, a danish furniture firm. The idea with the subwoofer came as we were prepairing the place for the photos (funny that you noticed it!)
All nice comments, thank you!!

Eisha says:

everything in the pirctures are beautiful.. i love it simple yet classy

Maja says:

Hi, do you perhaps know what kind of floor is it in the living room? I like it a lot but cannot guess what kind of material is it made of. Thnx in advance

The fllor is PAndomo Cement floor by the german firm Ardex. By any further questions contact me on facebook or http://www.ylab.es

Beautiful, simple design – clean lines, neutral palette, warm tones – and it still looks comfortable – thanks for sharing these photos 🙂

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