Before & After: An Abandoned Office Is Reborn as a Serene Garden Home in Barcelona

Before & After: An Abandoned Office Is Reborn as a Serene Garden Home in Barcelona

By Suzanne Wales / Photos by José Hevia
Scala Studio transforms a disused, ground-floor workspace into a tranquil family dwelling.

In Barcelona, the bajos—or ground floor—of an apartment building has always had a bad rap. Lack of natural light and dampness are issues—but the opportunity to have a garden in this congested city is enticing, particularly in the age of quarantine.

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