LÃ¡zaro Rosa-ViolÃ¡n describes himself as an â€˜urban archaeologistâ€™ and â€˜style hunterâ€™. His studio has been published a few times, but every time I see his work, I am stopped dead in my tracks. The studio, Contemporain, consists of LÃ¡zaro and his team of eight interior, industrial, and graphic designers.
When she first saw this old, derelict textile factory in the centre of Barcelona, interior designer Cristina Rodriguez wasnâ€™t even fazed â€“ she knew that eventually it would be her home, and how right she wasâ€¦
This was once a buzzing, thriving factory where people came to work day after day to produce fabrics and textiles. The huge space could have been daunting but, instead of feeling negative about it, Cristina plunged into a whirl of ideas and thoughts about how to make this vast area into various living zones without adding partitions or walls.
During the renovation of his apartment in an old part of Barcelona architect Gus Vyustman used a new structure to bring light in with. Challenges during reconstruction included the existing distribution of space – into a lot of small rooms – and thus big differences in light between the different parts of the loft.