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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