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A Multifunctional Built-In Updates this Mosaic-Filled, 19th-Century Spanish Flat

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Built Architecture updates a 19th-century flat in Eixample, Barcelona, with an eye towards preserving the home's most salient feature: mosaic tiles that date back more than 100 years.

In Barcelona's Eixample district, young firm Built Architecture updated a historic 19th-century flat with an eye...
Typical of historic homes in Eixample, the apartment's rooms are laid out along two central corridors that meet to form...
The firm also framed all of the original mosaic tiles with oak parquetry, a discrete detail that blends seamlessly with...
High ceilings with restored gypsum mouldings are another nod to the structure's historic past.
In the guest bedroom, cabinetry was installed at just below the ceiling height to bring natural light into the space.
In the guest room, for example, the built-in unit contains a pull-down Murphy Bed, which makes the most of the...
The cabinetry also accommodates a compact library, which can be accessed from the guest room.
The cabinetry extends all the way to the large master bedroom at the end of the hall; the bathroom is also accessible...
A floor plan shows the unique dimensions of Casa AB, centralized around two main corridors, which the firm says is...
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