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Four-storey spiral staircase forms focal point of BSP20 House in Barcelona

April 19, 2022 Natasha Levy 0
Spiral staircase features inside BSP20 House by Raúl Sánchez Architects

A towering spiral staircase and a golden kitchen are some of the features that Raúl Sánchez Architects has introduced in its renovation of this townhouse in Barcelona’s Borne neighbourhood. BSP20 House has been in the making since 2013, when Raúl Sánchez Architects was approached by the building’s owners to turn it into a live-work space

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Vallribera Arquitectes contrasts heavy and light finishes at compact home in Barcelona

April 9, 2022 Jon Astbury 0
White stairwell

Exposed, white-painted concrete contrasts a delicate, skylit metal staircase at this minimalist house in Mataró, Barcelona, designed by local practice Vallribera Arquitectes. Designed for a family local to the area, the three-storey 100JOA home occupies a tight row-house site, with a small walled garden at its rear surrounded by neighbouring buildings. Barcelona-based Vallribera Arquitectes’ aim

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Red balconies top Odile Decq’s Antares tower in Barcelona

April 8, 2022 Alyn Griffiths 0
Image of the residential Antares Tower by Odile Decq

Studio Odile Decq has completed a 30-storey luxury residential tower in Barcelona, featuring curved balconies that are coloured red on the upper floors to give the building a distinctive presence on the skyline. The Antares tower contains 88 high-end apartments and is situated in a seaside location at the beginning of the city’s Avinguda Diagonal,

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Takk founders build all-white “igloo” bedroom for their young daughter

March 24, 2022 Jennifer Hahn 0
Interior of Winter Bedroom by Takk with foam-covered dome ceiling and bed on a raised platform covered by fluffy white carpet

Furry white fabric lines the interior of this winter-themed kid’s bedroom, which Mireia Luzárraga and Alejandro Muiño of Spanish studio Takk have constructed inside their home in Barcelona. Affectionately titled Winter Bedroom (for a Big Grrl), the self-contained structure was designed as a hideaway for the couple’s young daughter. It takes the shape of a

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Solar Greenhouse is a prototype for “zero kilometre” food production and energy generation

March 23, 2022 Jon Astbury 0
Front image of the prototype

A team of students and researchers at the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC) has designed a prototype Solar Greenhouse for energy generation and food production with a “zero kilometre” philosophy. The timber structure, constructed in Barcelona’s Serra de Collserola Natural Park, is intended to demonstrate how our most basic needs could be met

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Jeanne Schultz designs Passeig de Grácia apartment around period features

March 14, 2022 Amy Frearson 0
Living room in Passeig de Grácia apartment by Jeanne Schultz

Ornamental details including a stone fireplace and a gilded mirror take centre stage in this minimal revamp of a Barcelona apartment overseen by Jeanne Schultz Design Studio. Located on Passeig de Grácia, the two-bedroom flat boasts a range of period features including a Catalan vault ceiling, wooden parquet flooring and an antique chandelier. These ornamental

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A house with a bright yellow facade features in today’s Dezeen Debate newsletter

February 17, 2022 Daria Casalini 0

The latest edition of Dezeen Debate, the new name for our Dezeen Weekly newsletter, features a house with a bright yellow facade. Commenters are wowed by the Spanish house, which was designed by studio MACH in Barcelona and sits on a backstreet close to Gaudi’s Parc Güell. Yellow steelwork and industrial-style interiors characterise Casa Collumpio,

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MACH references high-tech architecture at yellow house in Barcelona

February 12, 2022 Jon Astbury 0
Yellow exterior of Casa Collumpio

A facade of bright yellow steelwork and an industrial-style interior informed by the high-tech architecture movement define this house in Barcelona, designed by local architecture studio MACH. Located on a backstreet close to Parc Güell by Antoni Gaudi, the dwelling called Casa Collumpio combines living areas with space for MACH’s own office. Casa Collumpio is conceived

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Peris+Toral Arquitectes completes Spain’s largest timber-framed residential building

February 5, 2022 Alyn Griffiths 0
Balcony of Spanish social housing by Peris+Toral Arquitectes

Spanish studio Peris+Toral Arquitectes has completed an 85-unit social housing project in Barcelona, featuring a modular timber framework and flexible living spaces. Headed by architects Marta Peris and José Manuel Toral, Peris+Toral Arquitectes designed the 10,000-square-metre building on the site of a former cinema in the Cornellà de Llobregat municipality. According to the studio, the

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“The great transformer of Barcelona” architect Oriol Bohigas dies aged 95

December 8, 2021 Rima Sabina Aouf 0
Spanish architect Oriol Bohigas

Oriol Bohigas, the Catalan architect behind the modernisation of Barcelona, has died at the age of 95. Bohigas, who had Parkinson’s disease for a number of years before his death, passed away on 30 November 2021. An architect and urban planner who co-founded the firm MBM Arquitectes, he was best known for his work transforming

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