Unused attic to create space in small apartments

Ras Studio has created an extra floor in an apartment in Barcelona by using a hidden gabled ceiling.

The studio, based in Barcelona, peeled back the ceiling slabs and found the attic space which made it possible to create a mezzanine level in the apartment.

With windows on each side of the house the apartment can easily have natural light flow through. There is also a skylight in the gabled roof. The tones of the interior is neutral, mostly grey and white, which keeps the place bright throughout the day.


A steel staircase leads you from the bottom floor up to the bedroom on the second level. When upstairs, black decorative tiles form the floor surface of the mezzanine level, creating a contrast with the white brick upper wall.


Under the mezzanine, terracotta tiles decorates the ceiling. This gives a warmer impression of the otherwise grey granite floor and white walls.

Ras Studio wanted to create a minimalistic design with industrial materials.


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