Meet the Designers: KLM

Oriol Garcia has overhauled a derelict apartment in Barcelona, removing walls he deemed "light barriers" to create a bright and spacious home that celebrates its historic details (+ slideshow) Located in the roof space of a three-storey building in Barcelona's Sant Andreu neighbourhood, the flat had been abandoned for years prior to its renovation.

Garcia started his overhaul of the home, called Apartment in Sant Andreu, by breaking down some of the walls the previous tenants had used to compartmentalise the space.

Bookcases and white curtains now loosely define the 45-square-metre apartment into two zones – one for sleeping and bathing, and the other for cooking and lounging.