Apartment a+e. Artist's studio conversion into an apartment, Barcelona.

The Born district of Barcelona was the seat of a prosperous artisan economy during medieval times and still preserves traces of that in the names of its streets: Assaonadors, Argenteria, Cotoners, Carders, Flassaders were the trades carried out by the artisans of this neighborhood. The urban fabric in this part of the city is mainly made up of multi-family dwellings between party walls.
The structure is made of load-bearing ceramic work walls and ceramic vaulted ceilings with wooden beams. The width of the floors was determined by the length of the wooden beams then available on the market, generally about four meters. The apartment that is the object of the renovation is located in a building from the mid-1800s and was inhabited during 1900 by a family of Mallorcan shoemakers. One of the sons of this family became a painter and obtained notable recognition in the Joan Miró circle. The apartment was transformed into his painting workshop and warehouse for artistic materials. Many of the objects that he used to paint have been restored and later used as decoration in the house.