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This week we’ve been talking about different ways to maximize a small space, and once we love to fool the eye through design, today we’ll show you a how a small apartment look much bigger by placing mirrors in the perfect place.

Located in the city center, near Plaça de Catalunya, the apartment has been renovated by local studio Nook Architects for a client wishing to use it as a holiday home. Besides the mirrors, the apartment features other smart furniture and beautiful details. Take a peek!


Photography © Nieve | Productora Audiovisual

Well-placed mirrors make this small apartment look much bigger

SEE ALSO: SMART FURNITURE MAKES THIS SMALL APARTMENT LOOK A LOT BIGGER

The top-floor flat has a limited floor plan of just over 100 square metres, but it features a generous number of openings that flood the interior with natural light.

To emphasise these openings, the architects placed an array of mirrors around the flat’s interior – influencing the project name House of Mirror.

Well-placed mirrors make this small apartment look much bigger

In the hallway, which has three generous windows overlooking the building’s atrium, the architects placed very large mirrored panels to multiply the views of these windows and to give the space a more diaphanous character.

Well-placed mirrors make this small apartment look much bigger

The apartment’s previous plan featured a segregated layout with the living room and kitchen being divided by a load-bearing wall.

By knocking down the wall between these rooms and through the use of mirrors, the architects hope to create a more opening and welcoming space.

Well-placed mirrors make this small apartment look much bigger

The kitchen is at the centre, serving as a meeting point. The mirror dissolves the wall, bringing the attention to the two balcony doors and allows the cook to control the shelves behind him while the client entertains his guests.

Well-placed mirrors make this small apartment look much bigger

Along with the living areas, the project also features an open-plan master bedroom and ensuite, as well as a further guest bedroom and main bathroom.

The renovation is designed to be sympathetic to the historic nature of the flat with the Catalan arched ceiling being retained.

Light-coloured hexagonal tiles have been used in the main living area.

Well-placed mirrors make this small apartment look much bigger Well-placed mirrors make this small apartment look much bigger

Granite surfaces added to the kitchen and bathroom contrast the original features and the neutrality of the colour scheme.


Project credits:

Architects: Nook Architects
Builder: Metric
Paintings: Esther Mir

Photography © Nieve | Productora Audiovisual

Original article: dezeen

SEE ALSO: THIS APARTMENT BRINGS CONTEMPORARY STYLE TO MEDIEVAL BARCELONA


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