New housing typology
The ‘digital nomad’ is a term describing a 21st Century tribe who are untethered from physical location. That might mean living and working for short contract durations, studying a semester at a renowned university, or simply choosing an interesting location to spend a few months working remotely. Archie is an exemplary example of how the housing sector is responding to this new tribe. Consisting of 108 individual apartments located in a strategic hub of public transport the accommodation offers everything one could possibly need for a stay in Barcelona, for a duration of between 32 days and 11 months (with exceptions in particular circumstances).
The building design manages to be contextual yet intriguing in its own right. Located opposite the Modernisme style Endesa building and Arc Triomf the metal frame the Archie building is clad with terracotta panels which evoke the materials of its context. Most importantly of all is the metro stop in the building’s basement, foundations mounted on springs ensure that residents will not be disturbed by the numerous trains passing below.
The accommodation includes 1, 2 and 3 bedroom options. Each is fully equipped with a kitchen and study area. There is a balcony for every apartment, both east and west facing units and the light is one of the most convincing elements of the design. These are comfortable living places where you could easily live, work and dine. A concierge service is included and there’s even communal facilities the most spectacular of which is the roof terrace with pool. From this shared area the entire city of Barcelona is on display, it’s a relatively new view, as there are few accessible buildings near Archie offering a roof terrace. A section of this terrace is available for private events for residents.
- Archie Living
- 3 Av de Vilanova,
- 08018 Barcelona
- ABAA Architects: www.abaa-arq.com
- telf +34 936 349 367