A good refurbishment seeks to transform a dwelling into a home, but let us not be confused, a home is not built with walls but with memories, smells, light, sounds, flavours, affection… and this project proposes that the architecture be an accomplice in this construction.

Design Team: Jaume Blancafort, Patricia Reus
Area: Architectural design, Interior Design
Year: 2020
Location: Murcia, Spain
Consultants:  Candy García, Interior designer
Photography Credits: MuB photo
Other Credits: Cealco Edificación y Obras S.L.U

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To this end, the kitchen has become the heart of the house, as eating and cooking are the most collective and habitual actions of this family. To this end, it has been taken out of the closed and poorly lit room in which it was located and given a spatial quality in keeping with the intensity of its use.

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The use and location of the tables has also been rationalised. Previously there were two, the daily table and the occasional table, which occupied a central space but was empty most of the time. Now one is proposed for eating and one for working in the appropriate place.

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Finally, the space has been reconfigured with the aim of enhancing the good sensations offered by the environment through the views, the cross ventilation and the sounds of life.

Studio profile

Blancafort-Reus arquitectura is a studio run by architects Jaume Blancafort and Patricia Reus between Barcelona and Murcia. They two are Professors of Projects in Cartagena.

The company, small in size and with a wide multidisciplinary network of collaborators, is agile and flexible, allowing a high capacity for adaptation and personalised response to the client’s needs, with a constant desire to pursue functional, ethical and aesthetic excellence.

Its professional work has been recognised by a multitude of institutions and international awards.


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