The Communicating Vessels by TC-Interiors

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The primary challenges with industrial spaces are occupying the space appropriately (i.e., avoiding dwarfing furniture in a giant space) and adding warmth (i.e., creating a livable environment as opposed to a warehouse). Designed by TC-Interiors, The Communicating Vessels in Barcelona takes a decidedly geometric approach, using both levels and angles, in assembling a solution to the two problems. The kitchen is further segmented by a series of shelves and counters, lit by hanging lights – “lighting carpets” – at various heights. A similar motif of lighting is used near a reading corner, with bookshelves forming the alcove and seats arranged in a horseshoe in a stepped pattern. The bedroom is demarcated as a private space by means of elevation, with a series of small steps leading to the platform. An alternating use of light and dark finishes creates a contrast that make the apartment more intimate, more communicative.

Kimberly

Kimberly

Kimberly is a graduate from MIT's Department of Architecture, and has recently joined the publication team at MIT OpenCourseWare. While architecture remains her first love, her interests encompass literature – epic poetry and Medieval romances are her favorite – and also fashion.

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