Dom Arquitectura was hired to renovate a group of buildings located in the historical agricultural village of La Cerdanya against the Pyranees moutains in Spain. A barn, warehouse, small dwelling and traditional ‘badiu’ yard were transformed into a new residence and a guest house. The major part of the buildings’ exterior were left untouched to preserve the landmark aesthetic. Only simple wooden shutters on the front and rear facades were added to prevent the character of the surrounding vernacular.
However, in order to create a new living experience, architects have completely changed the interior. The existing timber beams were preserved, sometimes supported by the contrasting black steel pillars. New hardwood floors were added to complement the rugged walls and scarred ceiling joists, helping to reflect natural light into the space.
Photos by Jordi Anguera