LAMA workshop transforms storage facility right into dynamic work area in barcelona

LAMA studio turns warehouse into vibrant workspace in barcelona

an appearance inside ‘CODEA TASK’ BY LAMA WORKSHOP


Spanish technique LAMA workshop has actually transformed an industrial building and also storage facility right into a vivid, multi-purpose work area for Codea Workshop, an innovative firm based in Barcelona. Treatment 355 sqm, the area inhabits one very lengthened flooring and also includes a 6-meter-wide front frontage that initially maintained really little all-natural light from getting in the structure. The front location is an industrial area with an elevation of 4.5 meters, differing sizes, with level pieces and also steel beam of lights. At the back is a captivating open-plan storage facility with a 5.5-meter-high saddleback roof created making use of wood trusses, one of the most particular aspect of the whole area.


To fulfill the firm’s demands, the engineers concentrated on 2 treatments. The very first was producing a main core to house solution locations (storage space, technological spaces, conference room, and also bathrooms), enabling LAMA workshop to preserve the entry and also back storage facility as big open rooms. The main core likewise operates as a shift location in between both rooms. The 2nd treatment concentrated on constructing a constant, direct aspect that runs the complete size of the separating wall surface from the entry to the rear of the storage facility; this components handles various performances according to the requirements of each location, with different products and also expressions.


Particularly, the strategy sees the building dispersed right into 4 distinctive areas. Initially, the open-plan area beside the road functions as the factor of entrance to the properties. Next off, we involve the main solution location which diminishes a lengthy corridor. After that, at the back, we involve the one-of-a-kind storage facility location. This will certainly come to be the major area where the everyday operating of the firm takes place. Lastly, in order to open up a brand-new back frontage and also bring light right into the structure, the old yard at the rear of the building was brought back and also 3 big openings were made to link it to the inside,’ creates LAMA workshop. 

terracotta-painted yard | all pictures © José Hevia



mediterranean vernacular fulfills mexican impacts


In regards to products and also coatings, the objective was to protect the initial discussion of the various rooms, just cleaning up and also repainting them in white to produce a neutral background versus which the remodelling attracts attention. While the workplace background was maintained basic, Codea Workshop chose resources and also contrasting appearances and also shades, leading to a layout that shows a Mediterranean vernacular design combined with appearances and also colors of Mexican impact. ‘Rough-finished cinder block with pink tones was picked to produce the major core location and also the continual direct aspect. This brings character and also toughness to the task while working as an independent aspect for creating the whole boundary and also separating wall surfaces of the core location,’ keep in mind the engineers.


The various expansions showing up in the direct aspect were constructed on-site and also offered an instead harsh plaster surface, repainted in white, highlighting their handmade personality. Moreover, LAMA workshop decorated the bathrooms, planters, workspace, and also various other rooms requiring unique focus with corresponding cladding products like standard Catalan rasilla blocks and also red and also environment-friendly polished ceramic from La Bisbal. Lastly, raw MDF board was integrated right into the restored storage facility as a much more modern product with a solid aesthetic accent. ‘It uses smooth surface areas to collaborate with, bringing functionality, along with beauty, to the task,’ proceeds the technique.

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the solution core is constructed making use of cinder block and also ceramic tiles, and also is described making use of MDF



a multi-purpose and also light-filled work area 


The entrance location is an entrance hall and also multi-purpose space identified by its extra nature, as it needs to be versatile for several usages. At the back, the beginning of the solution core arises, constructed making use of cinder block, tiling, and also MDF. Left wing, a bench looks like a constant aspect that goes through the yard and also modifications features according per location. The main core, delimited by the high cinder block wall surfaces that develop a solid, strong volumetry, hosts 2 big paths that work as a type of antechamber.


The very first flow results in the bathrooms, and also the 2nd to the storage space locations and also conference room. In these semi-open entrance halls, the doors are paneled from flooring to ceiling in raw MDF to produce optimum comparison with the roughness and also shade of the blocks. The conference room open onto the major hall with big glass doors, expanding the reach of all-natural light while cultivating an aesthetic partnership in between the rooms. Generally hall, the differing usages needed for the work area are revealed in the continual aspect as it leaves the whole side wall surface with cabinets, job surface areas, a planter, a bench, and also lastly, to the cooking area and also the patio area worktop. Below, as well, concrete blocks, components of stonework, and also various other products alternative according to the feature of each area.


The cooking area, situated at the rear of the previous storage facility, includes various components, either open or shut, with MDF. The extensive food preparation location, outfitted in ceramic floor tile, prolongs in the direction of the exterior yard. In the facility is a huge island with a porcelain worktop holding a job and also storage space location on one side and also a bar with feceses on the various other. Just very little therapy was offered to the exterior yard. It was cleaned up and also repainted similarly as the remainder of the initial building components of the task. Still, the group covered the surface areas making use of a terracotta-colored paint, contrasting with the inside’s white background.

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conference room open onto the major hall with big glass doors that expand the reach of all-natural light



Reverse the cooking area is the eating location, where an enforcing steel table by Cristian Herrera Dalmau with an MDF top is rooted to the flooring. Dalmau likewise made a put on hold steel zig-zag light hung atop the table, flaunting a unique rainbowlike bichromate surface, along with the Grillo chairs and also Poni feceses from Branu. In the main location of the hall, tiered degrees and also a high planter outfitted in rasilla blocks divide the job area from the cooking area and also eating locations. Along with the plants working as a latticework in between the rooms, this aspect operates as a leisure location and also a system for discussions and also various other firm tasks.


Finally, the workplace beings in front of big home windows fronting the conference room, with 2 lines of white lacquered steel tables covered with MDF. The put on hold lights, with the exact same zinc surface as the one in the dining-room, were likewise developed by Cristian Herrera Dalmau.

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basic sight of the major hall

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tiered degrees and also a planter outfitted in rasilla blocks divide the job area from the cooking area + eating locations

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a constant direct aspect ranges from the entry to the back, embracing various performances

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