12 houses on Fernando Poo, Barcelona

OAB  Peñín Arquitectos 

This complex of twelve residences occupies a corner plot in Barcelona’s Poble Nou neighborhood. Two main streets intersect here and there is a flow of tourists coming from the Barceloneta Beach, so firm OAB (Carlos Ferrater and Xavier Martí) with Peñín Arquitectos (Alberto Peñín and Marta Gómez) pursued a strategy to reinforce privacy on the most potentially exposed facades by placing at the corner a large opening that serves to separate life inside from the rhythm of the street. On the other hand, the facade on Calle Fernando Poo adopts the traditional typology of a two-level home whereas the perpendicular facade, on Calle Sant Francesc, presents a more active relationship between the ground floors of the house and life on the street.

Property developer: Greencity Ibérica