A narrow and long building in a corner of the former bourgeois heart of Reus. In it, a 55 m2 former photographer’s studio that was originally a tiny apartment, with two bedrooms, a living room, kitchen and bathroom. It is right underneath our workshop. The three apartments in the same building share the odd quality that the floor is 20 cms. higher on one end than in the other. The pavement is more a ramp than a floor. Its wooden beams have bent over the years, so the floor is a convex, irregular surface as well. The current WC down pipe position can’t be altered because the two floors below cannot be accessed if necessary. The photographer retired and the place was empty for almost two years. Nobody was interested in renting it.
How can we upcycle these places in the cheapest, fastest, predictable way so that they become not only inhabitable but fulfilling human’s arkane and contemporary needs?