- From Seine to the Mediterranean, Egue y Seta
When you go on holidays you want to relax, get away from routine, unplug - but not everyone likes staying in hotels which have their own set of rules and where everything is standardised. And if you have a “favourite destination”, what better than getting a small apartment where you can leave your books, clothes and whatever for your next stay, to ease your journey as well?
The project called “From Seine to the Mediterranean” by multidisciplinary design firm Egue y Seta, already known to our readers for their eclectic ideas for private homes and stores, has become a real manifesto of a sleek and chic holiday getaway.
They've turned this small house in Plaza Sant Augustì Vell, Barcelona into a little gem to best meet the needs of the present-day owners, a young French couple who have fallen in love with the Catalan capital. They basically gutted the kitchen, hallway and living room to create a cosy open space for dining, relaxation and generally spending time. They also added a guest room with its own bathroom.
The team from Egue y Seta managed to make the most of each single square centimetre of the 78 square-metre apartment, also through the skilled use of floor and wall coverings - wood, ceramic and exposed brickwork - all accompanied by intelligent lighting design for well-lit interiors with low energy consumption that still retain their warm tones.
“Cambio Sena por Meditérraneo” improves the home's environmental performance too, with insulated windows, all contributing to a holiday in “home sweet home...”.
Designer: Egue y Seta
Daniel Pérez, Felipe Araujo, Concha Cubillo and Leire Zafra
Location: Plaza Sant Agustí Vell, nº 11, Barcelona
Completed date: 2015
Area: 78 m2
Building company: Obres i Serveis Habitat
Photographer: VICUGO FOTO www.vicugo.com