In Barcelona's Diagonal Mar district, architects Tobias Laarmann and Yolanda Yuste Lopex of YLAB Arquitectos renovated an automated studio apartment, with an eye towards carving out distinct stations throughout the open-plan space. Elongated countertops and cabinetry in the kitchen align with a large street-facing window to allow for maximum light and views, while also partitioning the apartment's communal areas. Rich oak wood lines the floors and the backsplash, recessed in the graphite shelving unit, and a quartet of Eames plastic shell chairs furnish the dining area.
Two custom built-in structures form a corridor-like workspace in the kitchen. The appliances are by Miele, and the steel-and-black glass sink is from Franke.
Mirroring the palette of the kitchen shelving, a large graphite frame lines the windows in the living room, which is furnished with a sectional by Casadesus, two Nelson coffee tables by Vitra, and a rug by Materia shop. The hanging artwork is a steel sculpture by Frank Plant.
A sliding oak door leads from the living room to the studio library, outfitted with custom, white-lacquered built-in units and furnishings. The floor lamp is by Marset, and the MDM lounge chair and poufs, all from Materia, form a cozy reading nook.
A black-laquered bed frame and side tables by Besform furnish the master bedroom, where the wood-clad accent wall both continues the oak motif and acts as a minimal headboard accent. The bed linens are by Kokoklim and the linen curtains are by Acor.