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Horizontal architecture in El Maresme.

We are 20 Km away from Barcelona, the city where Antoni Gaudi decided to raise the curve line to the class of sublime art (“the curve is the god`s line”, used to say the brilliant catalan architect). And here `rises´ an edification that, nevertheless, is characterized by the opposite. It’s a family country house horizontally […]


Trend: the new ceramic tiles are dressing up as textiles.

Digital printing has marked a turning point – in the world of ceramic tiles too. Thanks to this technology the new collections are achieving levels of detail that make it easier for them to appear to be different materials. One example is the new trend for ceramic to display the same patterns as the fabrics […]


New hotel Vincci Gala designed by TBI studio, organicism and optical illusions saluting Dalí.

Vincci Hotels has recently open in Barcelona its newest addition to their hotel chain designed by TBI architecture and engineering studio. Its name is Vincci Gala, in reference to the spouse and muse of the surrealist painter Salvador Dalí, reason why both portraits are displayed at the entrance hall of this stately building which dates back to 1914 […]


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Trick by iGuzzini wins the 2014 Gold Delta Award, a lamp able to create geometric lighting effects.

The Delta Awards for industrial design granted the gold prize to the luminaire Trick, conceived by Dean Skira and manufactured by iGuzzini. A small technical design that generates a perimeter light within the space it is placed in; just as a magic trick, the own architecture becomes a lighting element. The ADI gold Medal for design students has been awarded to Jib-Ster, a snowboard […]


Barcelona FAD awards go definitely international, have a look at the winners of the 2014 edition.

The Spanish association for promoting design and architecture FAD has released the winners of the 56th edition of its awards for Architecture and Interior Design. Organised by ARQUINFAD, FAD’s Interdisciplinary Association for Space Design, for the first time they made an international call. The judging panel was chaired by the architect Ramon Sanabria, with Ángela García de Paredes, […]


The Bitten House by Arnau Vergés, a boxlike concrete house full of sweetness on the inside.

Located in Sant Feliu de Pallerols (Girona, Spain) and surrounded by the Brugent river, a ridgeline on the distance and the bell tower as a charming extra, this concrete cube designed by the architect Arnau Vergés sits quietly, observant and respectful with its environment. But at the same time it is alive and interacting with the exterior. […]


How to make a modern design classic: the lamp Wireflow by Arik Levy for Vibia behind the scenes.

To rethink the tradition of chandeliers from a current perspective; to play with traslucency and the observers point of view; to achieve an almost intangible and fluid design both in 2D and 3D; to profit from LED technology in order to merge form and function; to attain an aesthetically remarkable and sculptural design with, and […]


The new CaixaForum in Zaragoza by Carme Pinós, an sculptural yet dynamic building. And vast.

The renowned architecture studio Carme Pinós is behind the new cultural space CaixaForum in Zaragoza, Spain. The project was born in response to two specific challenges that the promoters set from the beginning. On one hand, to create a building capable of «making city» either due to its singularity or because of the public spaces it will […]


More wood! Prefab, modular and sustainable house by Alventosa Morell Architects.

A reduced budget, a tight project deadline and an energetically efficient building. These were the premises under which Alventosa Morell Arquitectes worked to design this project, an entirely prefabricated and flexible modular wooden house in Santa María de Palautordera, in the Barcelona area.


San Ildefonso Market, a cosmopolitan place in Madrid of ready-to-eat food designed by Cousi.

It is located just a few meters from the place that hosted the first indoor food market in Madrid until its demolition in 1970. The new San Ildefonso Market is something between a foodhall and a street food market that reminds of other places of the kind in London, New York, Singapur or Bangkok. It […]


Bosco de Lobos, the secret restaurant inside the headquarters of the Madrid architects association.

Tomás Tarruella and Perico Cortés -founders of the restaurant group En Compañía de Lobos– recently opened Bosco de Lobos after the success of their Gallito restaurant in Barcelona and Ana La Santa in Madrid. The central patio of LaSede, the headquarters of the Madrid architects association COAM, is the perfect scenario for this Italian restaurant surrounded by […]


Villa CP: Zest Architecture updates a traditional Catalan farmhouse to the 21st century.

Zest Architecture, led by Dutch architect Co Govers, has carried out the renovation of this traditional Catalan farmhouse -called masía in the area-, attempting to create a 21st century house in an old, pre-existent stone structure. Known as Villa CP, the enviable surroundings of this house located in a nature reserve of cork and oak […]


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