In Barcelona, they recently worked on the renovation of a small apartment (46 m²) to create a bright contemporary spatial experience, reminding us that natural light is the supreme of all architectural materials. Lightslice, is a skinny triangle shaped apartment, located in the Historic Eixample of Barcelona, that Cometa Architects transformed into a luxurious bright space.
The studio removed all of the internal walls to create an open-plan apartment and enhance natural light inside the space. Layers of floor tiling were removed and the original beams got to be restored. The design method to tackle the new spatial organization is the use of a longitudinal axis, on which the various objects such as the kitchen island, the bed the washing basin, have being perpendicularly placed, freeing the walls and leading to a more contemporary experience of space. A second, latitudinal axis is cutting across; is what the architects define as the `Light Box´. This is a light-filtering screen, a custom-made lattice structure whose volume embraces the wet zone structure allows light from the large balcony windows to reach the the wet room and bedroom.