Guy M. our client and owner of Kailani ice teas decided to install his new home office in a building designed by Coderch, a famous Catalan architect, in the Barceloneta neighbourhood, close to the beach. The establishment is a stunning Mediterranean minimal design from the 1950’s. It was a social construction project realised to relocate the fishermen living in shacks on the city’s coast line. The 60m2 flat is not very big but very well laid out as there is no corridors, no lost space. We saw very quickly that it was easy to open up the space to enjoy light from west and east openings also allowing a crossed ventilation.
As the space is for work and living we had installed made to measure foldable wooden panels to be able to close the work/kitchen space from the living room, the same panels are used as sliding doors in the built in kitchen that we designed in detail inspiring ourselves of fishermen boats. Kailani in Hawaian means Sea & Sky, the penthouse 3min from the beach already has the perfect location, we helped out in the interior atmosphere to create the perfect home for the Kailani family!