A restful serenity washes over this luxury modern house design, which is skillfully constructed upon a sloping plot in Andratx, Mallorca, Spain. Created by Osvaldo Luppi Architects, the impressive 985 square metre home features a series of overlapping planes that navigate the topography of the rocky Mediterranean hillside. The winged floor plan is designed to […]
A double-height living area crossed by a small wooden bridge sits at the centre of this home in Girona, Spain, renovated and extended by SAU Taller d’Arquitectura. The Sant Daniel House is just 3.5 metres wide and sandwiched between party walls, so the Barcelona-based practice wanted to open up its interior as much as possible.
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Inexpensive materials such as salvaged plywood feature in a compact apartment in Madrid that has been overhauled by Spanish studio CumuloLimbo. The project, called UpHouse, entailed an extensive redesign of a small apartment in Madrid’s Hortaleza district. The clients, a young couple, wanted to create more space by raising the apartment’s ceiling and adding a
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Spanish practice Company Studio has completed a family home in Mallorca featuring large wooden shutters that allow the living spaces to extend onto a south-facing garden and pool. Alaro House, named after the historic Spanish town in which it sits, was designed by the local practice to reflect the area’s traditional typology at its northern
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A towering, floor-to-ceiling bookshelf made from 100 pieces of CNC-cut pine creeps up one side of this writer’s cabin in the north of Madrid by Mudd Architects. The Barcelona-based practice was commissioned to create a studio in the garden of a local children’s book author that could serve as a source of inspiration for her
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Architecture office BABELstudio has completed a timber-clad building in northern Spain containing a restaurant and an adjoining house for its chef. Caserío Azkarraga is located on a remote hillside in the Amorebieta-Etxano region to the east of Bilbao, where BABELstudio has its offices. The studio was commissioned to design a home for chef Fernando Gonzalez,
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Kengo Kuma and Associates has used 164,000 metres of aluminium chains to create this curtain that references the organic forms found inside Barcelona’s renovated Casa Battló. The intervention by Japanese architect Kengo Kuma’s studio is part of an extensive renovation of the house designed by the famous Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí in 1904. Casa Battló
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Architecture studio Laplace and landscape architect Piet Oudolf have transformed and repurposed a collection of historic buildings on Isla del Rey in Menorca into an art centre for the Hauser & Wirth gallery. Named Hauser & Wirth Menorca, the gallery is located on a small island off the coast of Mahon in the south of Menorca.
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DG Arquitecto has completed a minimalist renovation of a 1920s penthouse in Valencia, which celebrates the apartment’s original mosaic floors, decorative mouldings and arched doorways. Located on the top floor of an apartment block in the city’s Ruzafa neighbourhood, the 100-square-metre penthouse was previously made up of narrow corridors and small rooms. Local studio DG
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Perforated steel doors, generous arched openings and terracotta tile floors help to blend the indoor and outdoor spaces within this Spanish holiday home by Barcelona design studio Bajet Giramé. Owned by three sisters who bought the property with a view to renovating it to use as a summer home, Las 3 Marías is located in
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