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Laplace and Piet Oudolf transform 18th-century naval hospital into Hauser & Wirth art gallery

July 20, 2021 James Parkes 0
Hauser & Wirth Menorca is located on a small island

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 adds minimalist interventions to historic Valencia apartment

July 18, 2021 Ali Morris 0
Casa Cas 8 by DG Arquitecto

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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Arched openings connect indoor and outdoor spaces in 1960s Spanish holiday home

July 12, 2021 Ali Morris 0
The kitchen space has a light and airy look

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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Pilgrim’s House is a timber-clad hostel in the Basque countryside

June 18, 2021 Alyn Griffiths 0
The building has a mono pitched roof

Vertical timber battens wrap around this Passivhaus hostel designed by architecture studio Blancodelprim to accommodate pilgrims on the famous route to Santiago de Compostela. Architects Ignacio Ibarretxe Pariente and Iñaki del Prim were commissioned to design the building by the municipal council of Zegama – a town situated in a valley of the Oria river.

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Masquespacio designs colour-blocked burger joint in Turin

June 4, 2021 Jane Englefield 0
Masquespacio burger bar

Spanish design agency Masquespacio has created the interiors of Italian fast food chain Bun’s Turin branch that combines blocks of pink and green with a blue seating area designed to look like a swimming pool. Bun Turin is a burger joint that takes its bold identity from the first Bun restaurant in Milan, which was also

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Nomo Studio carves curved patios and terraces into Menorcan holiday home

May 30, 2021 Alyn Griffiths 0

Curved walls and arching ceilings enclose indoor and outdoor living spaces arranged over several stepped levels at this villa in Menorca by architects Nomo Studio. Curved House’s elevated setting in the high-end residential area of Coves Noves provides it with views towards the sea and the nearby town of Port d’Addaia. The client bought an

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Javier de las Heras Solé wraps Spanish music school in perforated metal skin

May 29, 2021 Alyn Griffiths 0
The school has a glass and steel exterior

Architect Javier de las Heras Solé has completed a music school building in the northern Spanish town of Amorebieta-Etxano, featuring a concrete podium and facades clad in weathering-steel mesh that allows partial views of the interior. Javier de las Heras Solé won a competition to design the Zubiaur Musika Eskola, which adjoins the Basque town’s

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Stucco walls and terracotta tiles form a winding pathway through this restaurant interior by Masquespacio

May 23, 2021 Ali Morris 0
Pukkel by Masquespacio

The beauty of Spain’s Aragon province informed the earthy colour palette, natural materials and curved forms used in this fine-dining restaurant interior by Valencia studio Masquespacio. Located in the city of Huesca, Pukkel serves up a menu of healthy food and, according to the owners, aims to offer “a sensorial experience beyond the gastronomy.” The

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Horma Studio creates terracotta-toned salad bar in Valencia

May 17, 2021 Ali Morris 0
BeGreen Salad Company Valencia by Horma Studio

A zigzagging plinth that accommodates seating, steps and planters weaves its way through this terracotta-coloured salad bar in Valencia by local design practice Horma Studio. Located in a protected heritage building in the city’s L’Eixample district, the 140-square-metre space belongs to the BeGreen Salad Company. For its interior, the brand wanted a non-prescriptive layout that

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Clap Studio designs modular studio that takes cues from the Mediterranean Sea

May 12, 2021 James Parkes 0

Valencia-based design practice Clap Studio has created The Sea, a temporary modular installation for a television studio that was informed by the ocean and made from gridded mesh boxes and illuminated spheres. Located in the Veles e Vents building in Valencia that was designed by David Chipperfield, The Sea installation was built as part of

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