Unique 500-Year-Old Cloister Conversion

Barcelona  Spain  –  MinimDesign

Built area:     199 m2  (2,150 sq. ft.)
Year converted:     2010
Photography: José Hevia

Cloister:   “a covered walk in a convent, monastery, college, or cathedral, typically with a colonnade open to a quadrangle on one side.” Evolution: 500 years a cloister, 20 years a fabric store, now an apartment.

A cloister conversion in Barcelona
A cloister conversion in Barcelona

Designed for a young family, this conversion allows inner-city living in one of the world’s great cultures. By enclosing the original colonnade  and converting what was the fabric store, the new owners have all that they hoped for in inner-city living.

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