Layers of paint and paper, layers of old plaster and rotting wood, layers of living and layers of history. So many layers removed or revealed with a renovation. Layers left to remind and preserve. This renovation of 9 flats in Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter by Miralles Tagliabue EMBT explores the history of the building, revealing parts of old frescos, arched ceilings, tiles and beams. Modern living and respect for the past.