Two Four Praga
The Praga 22-24 building sits confidently within the architectural landscape of the El Guinardó neighborhood of Barcelona, which predominates in mid-rise 19th apartment blocks dotted with taller constructions dating from the 1970s. Its rational lines, elongated windows and overall symmetry are perfectly calculated to the natural inclination of street and neighboring buildings. A robust column announces the entrance to the building’s interior patio; an evocative space filled with greenery, conceived for gatherings and outdoor living, from which the light-filled duplexes and apartments are accessed. The outside is brought to the forefront in Praga 22-24; the corridors that lead to the rooftop sundeck, basement storage facilities and other communal areas, are open-sided and situated on the exterior of the building, helping create an informal lifestyle that takes full advantage of Barcelona’s benign, sun-filled climate.
The Duplexes. Split-level living gets a modernist reboot in the two duplexes of Praga 22-24. Measuring a generous 156 sqm with a further 16 sqm of terrazzo-floored terrace, the soaring double height ceilings are accentuated with elongated windows a curvaceous floating staircase and symmetric volumes in the living and kitchen areas. On the upper floor, all rooms face the interior patio, feature bespoke wardrobes, and can be used for a variety of purposes, from private office to bedroom.
The Apartments. Each of the four spacious apartments of Praga 22-24 measures 100 sqm and feature a private balcony, sheltered by trees, that overlooks the interior patio. All rooms are exterior, harnessing natural light and ventilation, and have been designed for maximum flexibility. White surfaces, pure lines and noble, natural materials set a precedent for contemporary living that is both effortless and highly functional.