The complexity of updating an apartment by MBM. Apartment in the Putxet by estudio vilablanch

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115 sqm.
November, 2020.
Kitchen.- bulthaup Barcelona. Coatings.- Kerakoll. Custom carpentry.- Carpintek. Windows.- Deceuninck. Bathrooms.- Bathco and Lasser. Home automation.- Jung. Furniture.- MINIM, Louis Poulsen, Olut, Stua and Viccarbe. Textile.- GAN Rugs and Bassols.
La Costa Street, Barcelona, Spain.

Oriol Bohigas, Josep Martorell and David Mackay. MBM Arquitectes

Architect’s studio founded in 1951 by Oriol Bohigas and Josep Martorell, who were members of the R Group. In 1962 David Mackay joined, becoming the MBM studio. Winners of numerous awards, such as the Ciutat de Barcelona in 2000 or several FAD awards. From his extensive work we find the Escorial building (1955), the Mutua Metalúrgica de Seguros (1959), the building of Pallars 301-319 (1960) or the Thau school (1975). At the end of 2018, all the study material was transferred to the “Arxiu MBM COAC”.

Elina Vilá and Agnès Blanch. Estudio Vilablanch

In 1999, architect Elina Vilá and interior designer Agnès Blanch decided to join their talents and efforts to found an interior design studio in Barcelona: that was how vilablanch came into being. Since then, the studio has carried out a broad range of interior architecture projects for residential and developers, office, and commercial spaces.

As it grew organically to pursue new projects, vilablanch gradually consolidated a first-rate team of architects and interior designers. Supported by this solid base, the studio was able to take on all the stages in a project, from its groundwork and conceptualization to the development of technical reports and the completion of turnkey solutions. In the case of these turnkey projects, vilablanch coordinates all the commissioned tasks and is in charge of their successful execution.

Elina Vilá holds an MS in Building Engineering from MIIT in Moscow. She also has a Master's Degree in Architecture, specializing in Architectural Restoration, from the Escuela Nacional de Restauración y Conservación del Patrimonio in Mexico City (1994). In 1996 she began her professional practice in Barcelona, pursuing renovation projects for public and residential spaces. In 1999, jointly with Agnès Blanch, she founded the Estudio vilablanch interior design firm. Throughout several years she has been part of the ArchitecthaWork Barcelona Experts Committee.

Agnès Blanch graduated in Interior Design from the Escola Massana art school in Barcelona (1994) and holds a Master's Degree in Ephemeral Architecture from UPC/Elisava (1996). Since 1995 she has been working as an interior designer, developing interior architecture projects and managing their implementation for residential and commercial spaces. In 1999, she started up the Estudio vilablanch interior design firm jointly with Elina Vilá. In 2017 Agnès joined as a member of the Board of Directors of ArquinFAD. She has been a jury member at numerous industry awards ceremonies, such as the Createurs Design Awards, Hostelco Awards or the AJAC Awards.


Pati Núñez is a journalist, curator and consultant. She is co-director of the architecture and city festival, Open House Madrid and Director of Pati Núñez Agency, a communication agency specializing in architecture and urbanism of Cultural Affairs Bureau, a strategy and intelligence analysis consultancy. She has produced several art and architecture films. She is a writer and cultural critic in various publications and journals and teaches courses at several national and international universities. Currently she is immersed in several projects of transmedia narrative and investigating on the diffusion of the culture and the new formats.
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