An old dry-cleaning turned into a modern studio
The space of an old dry-cleaning service with an industrial character recently got a new life and was turned into a modern family studio for young married couple with a baby. The formerly abandoned, dusty and almost ruined area forgot its old, dark past with the transformation of the Spanish architectural studio “Charles Enrich”.
The architects created an open space studio with no walls, except for the bathroom. With this idea all the internal walls were removed and the interior received an open concept organized around the patio. With the removal of the walls the architects gained additional materials, brick and beams in excellent condition, which were used to reconstruct the ceiling and part of the walls. The interior is cleverly organized on three levels which are equally suitable for the whole family. The architects derived a sublevel, which houses the children’s room and the office with access from two sides. The third level, which houses the bedroom is made to look like an interesting metal structure that seems like it is floating in the air. The outside of the metal structure has embedded shelves that form a practical library and storage space.
The area in the back that used to be an old warehouse was renovated and used as a separate studio which is connected to the other interior spaces, but functions independently. The construction in the yard is subtly closed with a network of reeds, which provides privacy and fresh, natural ventilation in the interior.