Built-in furniture and storage elements made from MDF feature inside this Barcelona apartment, which has been overhauled by local architecture practice MH.AP Studio.
Located in the city's La Bordeta neighbourhood, An Attic for David features an abundance of built-in furniture, as well as carefully-positioned mirrors to make the home appear more spacious.
MH.AP Studio was disappointed with the original configuration of the 70-square-metre flat, which previously had a long corridor and an adjoining row of small, dark rooms that weren't taking advantage of sunlight from the outdoor terrace.
The studio's main goal was to broaden the home without losing any rooms.
"As we entered the original flat we thought: the terrace is not connected to the living room, what a shame!" explained the studio, which is run by architects Marina Huguet and Andy Penuela.
"To optimise the space, conventional limits had to be diffused."
The flat's new layout sees the hallway transformed into a multifunctional space that accommodates a kitchen suite and wardrobes on one side, and a 60-centimetre-deep desk, dressing table and bench seat on the other.
All furniture and cabinetry is made from matte-finish MDF. The studio selected the material in that hope that it would create an enveloping, warm feel in the apartment, especially when combined with the oak parquet flooring and darkness of the corridor.
"We also work with raw materials for the natural way they age and patina, and to meet the budget," Penuela told Dezeen.
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