Odile Decq unveils sinuous Antares tower for Barcelona

Odile Decq has revealed visuals of a tower wrapped with sinuous red and white balconies in Barcelona, Spain, which will be her first residential tower. Designed by the French architect’s eponymous firm Studio Odile Decq for a site close to Santiago Calatrava‘s Telefonica tower, the 28-storey Antares will contain 89 luxury apartments. Its undulating form created […]

Gold palm trees adorn the monochromatic interior of Darial concept store in Barcelona

Towering gold pillars shaped like palm trees, ivory carpets and black lacquer screens fill this dramatic concept store in Barcelona, which has been designed by haute couturier Djaba Diassamidze. Called Darial, the 1,500-square-metre lifestyle store takes over the ground floor and basement of Casa Tomàs Roger, a 19th-century building in the city’s Dreta de l’Eixample […]

Colour blocking brightens fire-damaged Klinker Apartment in Barcelona

Colombo and Serboli Architecture has used richly-hued paintwork to bring life to the previously charred interior of this apartment in Barcelona. Klinker Apartment is set inside an art-nouveau building in Barcelona’s El Born neighbourhood and serves as a holiday home for a family of four hailing from Coronado, California. The mother, an interior designer, had […]

Decorative tiled floors reveal original room layout of renovated Barcelona apartments

Architecture studio Vora has created an interplay of old and new inside these five Barcelona apartments, by arranging walls to highlight the original patterned tile floors. Set inside a grey, austere residential building called Vallirana 47, the apartments have been overhauled by locally-based studio Vora to blend old and new elements. “We worked with the […]

Vilablanch restores and revamps Barcelona’s Casa Burés

Interior design studio Vilablanch selected “silent” contemporary furnishings to deck out this Barcelona apartment block, keeping the focus on the building’s opulent original features. Casa Burés – which is longlisted in the apartment interior category of this year’s Dezeen Awards – has been designed by Vilablanch to feature a host of modern fixtures and furnishings […]

Nook Architects favours living space over bedrooms in Barcelona flat revamp

Nook Architects has reduced the size of bedrooms in Caldrap, a flat in Barcelona, to make room for a spacious and versatile new living and dining space. The home is located in an ageing high-rise in the city’s Poble Sec neighbourhood. With 67 square-metres of floor space, it was spacious enough to accommodate its new […]

Prefabricated pine panels clad kindergarten near Barcelona

Architects Eduard Balcells, Ignasi Rius and Daniel Tigges have designed a wood-clad concrete kindergarten for the El Tiller Waldorf-Steiner School in Bellaterra, Spain. The concrete and pine kindergarten is one of six structures arranged like a small village around a central “rambla” – a Hispanic term for a promenade or high street. Alongside the kindergarten, […]

Anthony Burrill’s graphics top delicate timber rooftop pavilion in Barcelona

Graphic designer Anthony Burrill and architect Eugeni Bach worked with students in Barcelona to build 3KMS, a rooftop pavilion decorated with MDF panels. Forty students from the Elisava Barcelona School of Design and Engineering worked on the pavilion, which stands on the roof of the school. Burrill and Bach are both tutors at the school, and […]

Sagrada Familia finally gets building permit after 137 years

Barcelona‘s city authority has granted the Antoni Gaudí-designed Sagrada Familia, which has been under construction since 1882, its first building permit. The UNESCO world heritage site now has an official permit from the local council that will allow the building to be completed. The announcement was made by Janet Sanz, Barcelona’s deputy mayor for ecology, […]

Benedetta Tagliabue and Patricia Urquiola complete Maggie’s Barcelona at Sant Pau Hospital

Benedetta Tagliabue – principal of EMBT – has completed a Maggie’s Centre for cancer care at an art nouveau-hospital in Barcelona, with interiors designed by Patricia Urquiola. Located in the grounds of the Sant Pau Hospital, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Spain, the Kálida Sant Pau Centre is the first building created by the Maggie’s Centres charity in […]

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