mesura transforms barcelona flat to mix residing house + artwork gallery


vasto gallery: harmonizing artwork and domesticity


With its newly accomplished Vasto Gallery, Barcelona-based studio Mesura merges the dwelling and the artwork gallery, understanding the wants of its shoppers by creating an area which isn’t strictly outlined by way of its function. Whereas the commercial studio has been renovated into an intimate residence, its preliminary ambiguity stays — permitting it to shift between a home and artwork house.

photos © Salva López@salvalopez



industrial renovation


Mesura’s Vasto Gallery is positioned in Poblenou, an previous neighborhood in Barcelona, whose shut proximity to the ocean traditionally led to an industrial city cloth. Throughout the Sixties and Seventies, the world noticed a lower in industrial exercise, leaving unused areas which can be presently being reworked to accommodate the brand new wave of creativity that’s respiration life again into the quarter.


Right here, the architects chosen the commercial constructing as the positioning of its Vasto Gallery. The residence opens up with a lofty room with giant home windows alongside three partitions, and an open plan simply divided by two rows of metal columns. Its distinctive ceiling mirrors the native development methods from the nineteenth century, made well-liked by Catalan architect Joan Torras who used metal beams alongside flat ceramic items to create a vaulted construction.

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sunlit interiors by mesura


Designing its Vasto Gallery, Mesura takes benefit of the sunshine, spacious ambiance and distinctive construction of the residence, minimizing the usage of partitions. The ground plan is cut up into two zones, a personal and public house; the general public house functioning as a front room and exhibition space. To create a way of lightness and fluidity, the separation of the 2 areas is finished by a service core, in-built wooden, that’s separate from the partitions and ceiling. This central quantity stands out not as a wall, however as a free-standing aspect, permitting occupants to soak up all the house.

mesura vasto gallery



This residing space is designed to be extremely versatile, with solely two static objects: an eight meter-long chrome steel kitchen counter and a protracted off-white desk alongside the alternative wall. The remainder of the room is open, permitting it to be configured in a wide range of methods. Whereas the personal room is smaller in measurement, the identical idea is utilized — the bed room and toilet are mixed into one house, with the mattress, bathtub and sink being movable gadgets and the bathe, walk-in-closet and bathroom being within the middle.

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‘a constellation of objects’


The mission contains two distinct elements. The primary entails the restoration of the present options of the home by development, whereas the second focuses on the inside design with new parts. These parts are indifferent from the boundaries of the home and current a distinction to the white-washed partitions and light-wood furnishings. They’re accents of colour and type, creating a up to date and cohesive identification all through the house. The main target is then drawn to the items scattered round.

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