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Foster + Partners creates Ombú offices in old gas plant in Madrid

June 29, 2022 Lizzie Crook 0
Interior of Ombú by Foster + Partners

British architecture studio Foster + Partners has inserted a demountable timber structure into a disused gas plant in Madrid, Spain, creating a flexible and tree-lined office building. Named Ombú, the adaptive reuse project was carried out to create a workspace for the Spanish energy company Acciona and save an existing brick building from demolition. The

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Rockwell Group blends Japanese and Spanish design in Nobu Hotel Barcelona

June 29, 2022 Ali Morris 0
Lounge area in the suits of Nobu Hotel Barcelona by Rockwell Group

New York studio Rockwell Group has mixed references to traditional Japanese crafts and the work of Catalan architect Antonio Gaudi in its interior design for this hotel in Barcelona by American hospitality brand Nobu. Located in the former Gran Hotel Torre de Catalunya near Barcelona’s main train station, the 250-room hotel is topped with a Nobu

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NeuronaLab reorganises Barcelona loft with blue stair storage unit

June 10, 2022 Amy Frearson 0
Woman deciding stairs in Loft in Poblenou by Neuronalab

A large blue unit provides extra space and storage in a compact Barcelona apartment, which has been renovated by local architecture studio NeuronaLab. The renovation transforms Loft in Poblenou, a former studio loft, into a two-bedroom apartment with a separate, dedicated workspace. The owner bought the flat 10 years ago, when he was living alone.

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Clap Studio creates sunset experience inside Valencia’s Baovan restaurant

June 6, 2022 Ali Morris 0
Colour-block blue and peach interior of Baovan restaurant in Valencia by Clap Studio

A half-moon-shaped screen is programmed to mimic the changing colours of a sunset in this bao restaurant in Valencia, Spain, designed by local interiors firm Clap Studio. The eatery is set in a modernist building in Valencia’s Ruzafa neighbourhood and marks the first permanent outpost of Baovan – a local food truck delivering steamed Chinese

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The Hoxton opens Ricardo Bofill-informed hotel in Barcelona

May 29, 2022 Alice Finney 0
Hoxton Barcelona

London-based hospitality group Ennismore has opened a hotel in the Poblenou neighbourhood of Barcelona that draws on the bright colours and architectural style of Spanish architect Ricardo Bofill. Named The Hoxton Poblenou, after the neighbourhood in the east of the city that was once a hub for the production of textiles where it is based, the 240-room hotel is The Hoxton

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Greek restaurant interior by Masquespacio takes cues from ancient ruins

May 22, 2022 Jane Englefield 0
Masquespacio restaurant

3D-printed “broken” columns join walls and floors created with an adobe effect at the Egeo restaurant in Valencia by interiors studio Masquespacio that aims to put a modern spin on traditional Greek architecture. Masquespacio created the interiors for the Egeo Greek restaurant, which is spread across one floor and characterised by a blue and off-white colour

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Frank Gehry’s Guggenheim Museum Bilbao is “the greatest building of our time”

May 18, 2022 Alyn Griffiths 0
Frank Gehry's Guggenheim Museum Bilbao

Up next in our deconstructivism series is Frank Gehry’s Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, a building that reignited the city’s economy and started a global trend for landmark museums. Situated on the west bank of the River Nervion, which flows through Bilbao before reaching the Cantabrian Sea, the Guggenheim Museum instantly attracted attention and critical praise upon

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The Standard and Oskar Kohnen design island hotel to reference “golden age of Ibiza”

May 3, 2022 James Parkes 0

Boutique hotel group The Standard has housed a hotel in Ibiza in a former movie theatre with interiors designed by its in-house design team and Oskar Kohnen. Located in the heart of Ibiza Town in a former movie theatre, The Standard Ibiza contains 67 guest suites, restaurants, a rooftop bar and a swimming pool with panoramic views

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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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BIG models Spanish research centre on Sevillian pergolas

April 12, 2022 Lizzie Crook 0
Visual of Solar Cupola by BIG

A cascading rooftop with photovoltaics will crown the Solar Cupola, a research centre that architecture studio BIG is designing for the European Commission in Seville, Spain. Set to be built on the site of the 1992 Seville Expo, the 9,900-square-metre building will house facilities for the European Commission’s science service, named the Joint Research Centre

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