Casa Jes by Nook Architects
Casa Jes was designed by Nook Architects, and it is located in Barcelona, Spain. The interior is cozy and warm, with decorative accessories that serve to add character and personality. The double facade with double orientation- one with sunlight during the morning, and the other with an ample balcony and sunlight during the afternoon, finally made us decide where to place the day and night zones, which led to organize the remaining areas of the apartment. The architects decided to preserve the original ceiling moldings in the bedrooms. In the living room, however, we left exposed the original steel beams and ceramic vaults, after making sure they were structurally sound. The new partition walls do not go straight up to the ceiling to allow the preservation of the original mouldings, creating nooks over the closets that hide additional lighting. The clients wished to maintain the furniture of their previous dwelling, therefore the distribution of the home contemplated from the beginning large pieces like the sofa, the dining table and the bed. We also incorporated a solution for the client’s book collection- a group of wooden shelves that help improve the visual relationship between the kitchen and dining room, and an additional group of white shelves located on the sitting area.