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 […]

Palma Hideaway in Mallorca is obscured from the street by a tiny tiled garden

Architect Mariana De Delás created a green-tile garden to keep this apartment – which was formerly a motorcycle workshop – out of sight from the busy streets of Palma, Mallorca. Built from traditional Mallorcan limestone, the 92-square-metre Palma Hideaway is situated in the city’s old quarter and was bought by its current owners as a […]

Casa Almudena designed by Jesús Perales to bring a family closer together

Spanish architect Jesús Perales created rooms that overlap in this house in Catalonia, to help the resident family spend more time together. Located near the Baix Penedès vineyards, Casa Almudena is the home of property developers Almudena Álvarez Sánchez and Jorge Ybarra Corpas, and their two children. Perales designed the single-storey property with almost no corridors. Rooms are […]

Meditation spaces inform minimalist interior of Valencia’s Swiss Concept clinic

Ash-wood surfaces, translucent glass screens and brass feature inside this serene clinic in Valencia, which Francesc Rifé Studio has designed in reference to Asian meditation rooms. The facial and dental clinic, named Swiss Concept, has been designed by Barcelona-based Francesc Rifé Studio to feature colours and materials that are typically applied throughout meditation spaces in […]

Casa Josephine transforms motorcycle workshop into brightly-hued advertising office

Design studio Casa Josephine arranged yellow, red and deep-blue tiles to create the “emphatically geometrical” interior of this advertising office in Madrid. The office is situated in Madrid’s lively Malasana neighbourhood and takes over a former motorcycle-repair workshop. Photo by Belen Imaz Locally based Casa Josephine was brought on board to transform the two-floor building […]

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 […]

Five key projects by emerging Spanish studio Bonell+Dòriga

Here’s a look at five significant projects by Spanish studio Bonell+Dòriga, which has won the Début Award for young architects at the Lisbon Architecture Triennale 2019. Architecture duo Laura Bonell (1987) and Daniel López-Dòriga (1987) set up their Barcelona studio Bonell+Dòriga in 2014. The practice’s portfolio includes adaptive reuse and residential projects, including the overhaul […]

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 […]

Call for entries to the Tile of Spain Awards 2019

Dezeen promotion: architects, designers and students are invited to submit projects to this year’s Tile of Spain Awards. The annual event, now in its 18th edition, is held by the Spanish Ceramic Tile Manufacturer’s Association (ASCER) to celebrate projects from across the globe that make use of Spanish-made ceramics. This year, a total prize of […]

Muñoz Miranda Architects designs Málaga apartment block to appear “sculpted from clay”

A geometric pattern of glass reinforced concrete slats covers the exterior of this housing block in Málaga, which has been designed by Muñoz Miranda Architects. Named the The New Brick Tectonic, the block designed by Spanish practice Muñoz Miranda Architects has been longlisted in the 2019 Dezeen Awards. One of a series of buildings created to rejuvenate a […]

Five hotels in Ibiza that combine farmhouse living with contemporary design

There’s more to Ibiza than clubber-oriented resorts – the Spanish island also hosts a growing number of agroturismo hotels in old farmhouses. Here are five that combine a farm-to-fork ethos with contemporary design. La Granja Ibiza German interior-design studio Dreimeta converted a 200-year-old farmhouse and a neighbouring cottage to create La Granja, a members-only retreat […]

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 […]

Foster + Partners to add giant “floating pavilion” to top of Bilbao Fine Arts Museum

Foster + Partners has revealed its plans to add a large overhanging rooftop extension to the Bilbao Fine Arts Museum, as part of its renovation of the institution in northern Spain. The addition to the building is intended to enhance the institution’s “unique identity”, and will contain a mix of gallery spaces and public viewing platforms. […]

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, […]

Beta Ø Architects completes overhaul of X House in Madrid

Spanish studio Beta Ø Architects has inserted a void and a permeable metal sculpture at the centre of this Madrid family home to let air and natural light flow through its interiors. Located in the city’s affluent El Viso neighbourhood, X House has been overhauled by locally based studio Beta Ø Architects to incorporate elements […]

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 […]

Blackened wood appears throughout R Apartment by Francesc Rifé Studio

Black-stained wood partitions meet time-worn tile floors inside this Valencia apartment, which has been overhauled by Francesc Rifé Studio. Set within La Finca Roja – a red-brick residential block in Valencia’s Jesús neighbourhood that dates back to 1929 – the R Apartment has been re-designed by Francesc Rifé Studio to feature a mix of old […]

Tuñón Arquitectos’ Casa de Piedra is formed of nine cube-shaped rooms

Tuñón Arquitectos has completed Casa de Piedra, a house in the town of Cáceres, Spain, which is built from solid stone and laid out in a grid of nine cube-shaped rooms. Casa de Piedra is built from local quartzite, with widows framed in granite. Located on a plot sloping slightly down towards the town, Tuñón […]

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