A Subterranean Space Reimagined By Raul Sanchez Architects

In under 55 square meters, architecture studio Raul Sanchez Architects has reimagined a subterranean space in Barcelona as a minimal, light-filled home—‘Apartment Tibbaut’.
Read more

Facebook to move into Jean Nouvel’s Barcelona skyscraper

Facebook has reportedly rented eight floors of office space inside the Jean Nouvel-designed Torre Glòries skyscraper in Barcelona, Spain. Competence Call Centre (CCC), a company hired by Facebook to combat the spread of fake news, hate speech and violent content on the social media platform, has acquired 9,000 square metres of office space in the building, according

The post Facebook to move into Jean Nouvel’s Barcelona skyscraper appeared first on Dezeen.

Narch Designs A Semi-Transparent Home In Catalonia

Spanish studio Narch has designed ‘Calders House’, a semi-transparent house lined with bay windows for a family in a small village in Catalonia.
Read more

Marc Goodwin photographs 14 architecture studios in Barcelona

Photographer Marc Goodwin visited Barcelona for the the next instalment of his series on architects’ offices around the world, shooting among others the workspace created inside a former cement factory by Spanish architect Ricardo Bofill. Goodwin, who heads up architectural photography studio Archmospheres, shot 14 workspaces around the city, including the offices of Ricardo Bofill, Office of Architecture

The post Marc Goodwin photographs 14 architecture studios in Barcelona appeared first on Dezeen.

Barcelona terrorists were planning attack on Gaudí’s Sagrada Família

The terror cell responsible for the fatal attacks in Barcelona last week had been planning to bomb the Antoni Gaudí-designed Sagrada Família, it has emerged. One of the four surviving suspects told a judge in Madrid that the group had been planning a much larger attack than the ones on La Rambla and in Cambrils, which have killed 15

The post Barcelona terrorists were planning attack on Gaudí’s Sagrada Família appeared first on Dezeen.

Barcelona and Amsterdam are world-leading “smart cities” says Jason Pomeroy

Western cities have done a better job of integrating technology into their infrastructure than the new wave of Asian smart cities, according to architect and television presenter Jason Pomeroy. Singapore-based Pomeroy, the architect behind Asia’s first zero-carbon house, claims that Barcelona and Amsterdam are far more successful examples of a smart city than places like Songdo, the new hi-tech satellite city in South Korea.

The post Barcelona and Amsterdam are world-leading “smart cities” says Jason Pomeroy appeared first on Dezeen.

Gaudí’s first built house set to open to public for first time

The first house completed by Spanish architect Antoni Gaudí will open to the public this autumn, following a major restoration. Featuring colourful tiles and ornate details, Casa Vicens was built by Gaudí between 1883 and 1885, as a summer home for real-estate broker Manel Vicens i Montaner. Not only was it the first house built by the Catalan modernist,

The post Gaudí’s first built house set to open to public for first time appeared first on Dezeen.

The Green Spot

When entering, you walk through a long hall lined in dark oak panelling, past an atrium filled with plants and light, and into the main room of the restaurant, which… Read More

The post The Green Spot appeared first on Boringthngs.

Hotel Brummell

At the end of March we flew off to sunny Barcelona. A city of my heart. The atmosphere, the weather, the food, the combination of city and beach, the many… Read More

The post Hotel Brummell appeared first on Boringthngs.

Barcelona x Renard

Sport chique chronographs with character, another level of sophistication for him. Feminine timepieces with a sheer touch of elegance for her. – Renard Hotel Brummell – Nou de la Rambla 174… Read More

The post Barcelona x Renard appeared first on Boringthngs.

A Family Home Overlooking Barcelona By BC Estudio

Barcelona-based architects BC Estudio designed a vertical home with a wooden slat facade for a family located in the north of the city.
Read more

A Sleek Home And Photo Studio Interior Renovation

Barcelona-based architecture practice ARQUITECTURA-G refurbished the interior of a live-in photo studio, prioritising privacy and ample storage space.
Read more

Sunday Sanctuary: From Such Great Heights

It’s no secret that I have had my fair share of ‘loft’ day-dreaming… and one look at this space and those only too familiar feelings start creeping back in. Reminiscent of a lust-worthy, nonchalant New York abode, this particular interior tour is located in Barcelona, Spain. Built over a century ago, and once a working warehouse, the […]

The post Sunday Sanctuary: From Such Great Heights appeared first on Oracle Fox.

Impracticality drives tenants out of Jean Nouvel’s Barcelona skyscraper

Jean Nouvel’s Torre Agbar skyscraper has been sold for the second time in just three years, with its site in Barcelona’s emerging technology district struggling to hold onto tenants. Merlin Properties paid €142 million (£123 million) for the 38-storey tower, originally designed by the French architect for the water company Agbar Group. The Spanish developer plans to invest

The post Impracticality drives tenants out of Jean Nouvel’s Barcelona skyscraper appeared first on Dezeen.

Sliding polycarbonate panels open up facade of Barcelona house by H Arquitectes

Sliding polycarbonate screens are set in front of the windows covering the stepped facade of this house in Barcelona by Spanish studio H Arquitectes. The property was designed by H Arquitectes for a plot on a street corner in the Cerdanyola del Vallès district, north of the city centre. The small site previously formed part of the garden of a house occupied by

The post Sliding polycarbonate panels open up facade of Barcelona house by H Arquitectes appeared first on Dezeen.

Gallery-like corridors connect blocks at 05 AM Arquitectura’s House in Valldoreix

Four interconnected volumes are arranged around a patio at this house in Barcelona province, which also incorporates corridors and voids for displaying art. The building is located in a residential area of the town of Valldoreix, prompting the architects to develop a design with its more open surfaces facing onto a secluded inner patio. The site’s sloping topography

The post Gallery-like corridors connect blocks at 05 AM Arquitectura’s House in Valldoreix appeared first on Dezeen.

See-through “ceramic curtain” creates green camouflage for Barcelona house by PMMT

A chequerboard screen of glazed ceramic tiles in various green hues wraps this house in Barcelona, helping it blend in with the surrounding gardens (+ slideshow). TR House was designed by local architecture office PMMT for a site in the grounds of an existing historic property, which previously belonged to the Indian consulate in Barcelona but More

The post See-through “ceramic curtain” creates green camouflage for Barcelona house by PMMT appeared first on Dezeen.

Peris + Toral Arquitectes uses scaffolding to create temporary pavilion in Barcelona

Layers of polycarbonate, netting and metal mesh wrap the scaffolding structure of this temporary visitor centre, designed by Peris + Toral Arquitectes for a public square in Barcelona (+ slideshow). The Information Point was designed by the local studio for Glòries Square in the north of the city. The square is currently a junction for major roads and a railway, but is set More

The post Peris + Toral Arquitectes uses scaffolding to create temporary pavilion in Barcelona appeared first on Dezeen.

Perforated screens cover Barcelona marina buildings by SCOB Architecture and Landscape

SCOB Architecture and Landscape has built a restaurant and an office block in Barcelona’s Port Vell Marina, and covered both buildings with perforated white screens (+ slideshow). With cruise ships placing increasing demand on the existing facilities at the marina, the Spanish studio was tasked with creating a new restaurant and bar, offices and 16,000 square metres of quayside landscaping. SCOB decided to separate the restaurant and bar More

The post Perforated screens cover Barcelona marina buildings by SCOB Architecture and Landscape appeared first on Dezeen.

Raúl Sánchez uses angled walls to create blind spots in open-plan apartment in Barcelona

Grey-veined marble is paired with raw concrete and exposed pipework in this Barcelona apartment, in which architect Raúl Sánchez has used angled walls to create visual breaks in the layout.  Sánchez and his studio RAS Arquitectura used angled walls to section up the 110-square-metre space, formerly used as an office. The bends in the walls help to create blind spots within the largely open-plan More

The post Raúl Sánchez uses angled walls to create blind spots in open-plan apartment in Barcelona appeared first on Dezeen.

living room dreams

This isn’t exactly a new find but this place in Barcelona has this beautiful kitchen I saw a lot of people talking about a few months ago and while the kitchen is a stunner in its own right I had not seen the living room and oh my! It’s sort of this harmonious blend of sophistication and minimalism that still feels sufficient enough despite not having a rug or throw pillows.
To me it seems like a room near perfection with soft warm tones and contrast between the spindly legs of the table, Prouvé Potence lamp, magazine rack and the soft edges of the sofa.

FC Barcelona selects Nikken Sekkei team to overhaul Camp Nou stadium

Huge Japanese architecture firm Nikken Sekkei and Barcelona studio Pascual i Ausió Arquitectes have been selected to renovate the Camp Nou stadium, home of FC Barcelona. Dubbed the New Camp Nou, the proposal from the two architecture firms will see significant alterations to the stadium in Barcelona, Spain, which was originally designed in 1957 by More

The post FC Barcelona selects Nikken Sekkei team to overhaul Camp Nou stadium appeared first on Dezeen.

Basketball arena by HOK will be built in the shadow of FC Barcelona’s Camp Nou stadium

Global architecture firm HOK and Barcelona-based TAC Arquitectes have won a competition to design a 10,000-seat sports arena next to FC Barcelona’s Camp Nou football stadium. The arena will be built on a site across from the 99,354-seat football stadium to become the home of professional basketball team FC Barcelona Lassa. The main court will More

The post Basketball arena by HOK will be built in the shadow of FC Barcelona’s Camp Nou stadium appeared first on Dezeen.

Gaudi’s Sagrada Família enters final stage of construction

The Sagrada Família basilica has entered its final stage of construction, over 100 years since its foundation stone was laid and 90 years after its designer Spanish architect Antoni Gaudi died. Six new towers will be added to the Roman Catholic basilica in Barcelona, completing work that was begun by Gaudi in 1882. The tallest of the six spires, […]

The post Gaudi’s Sagrada Família enters final stage of construction appeared first on Dezeen.

Josep Ferrando slots a skinny house between two existing properties in Spain

Concealed behind a historic facade, this narrow residence by Barcelona architect Josep Ferrando is wedged between the party walls of a pair of houses in the Spanish city of Sant Cugat.  The 225-square-metre residence fills a gap measuring less than six metres wide between two existing buildings in Sant Cugat – a town north of Barcelona […]

The post Josep Ferrando slots a skinny house between
two existing properties in Spain
appeared first on Dezeen.

Palaeontology research centre by H Arquitectes is wrapped in computer-controlled shutters

Automated shutters are used to regulate the internal climate of this environmental science and palaeontology research centre for a university near Barcelona (+ slideshow). Barcelona-based studio H Arquitectes designed the ICTA-ICP building for the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona campus in the Catalonian municipality of Cerdanyola del Vallès. Rows of transparent shutters that clad the concrete structure create a […]

The post Palaeontology research centre by H Arquitectes is wrapped in computer-controlled shutters appeared first on Dezeen.

Barcelona bridge to be upgraded with smog-eating concrete and luminous pavements

Spanish architecture studio BCQ has revealed its plans to enhance a Barcelona bridge, adding pollution-dissolving concrete, planted walls and paving that glows in the dark. Barcelona City Council asked BCQ to upgrade the road bridge that spans the Avinguda Meridiana, a dual carriageway that brings traffic into the city from the north, to turn it into a […]

The post Barcelona bridge to be upgraded with smog-eating
concrete and luminous pavements
appeared first on Dezeen.

Alventosa Morell slots a four-storey house between two blocks in Barcelona

Squeezed between two existing buildings in Barcelona, this family home by Alventosa Morell Arquitectes features a steel frame, a timber facade and two street-facing balconies (+ slideshow). Spanish studio Alventosa Morell Arquitectes designed CP House for a 15-metre-long site in the Nou Barris district of Barcelona. Related story: Sliver House by Boyarsky Murphy Architects slots into a three-metre-wide space […]
The post Alventosa Morell slots a four-storey house between two blocks in Barcelona appeared first on Dezeen.

Five sprawling volumes make up Barcelona home by RTA-Office

Five box-shaped blocks radiate out from the centre of this Barcelona house by Spanish firm RTA-Office, separating living areas from the client’s workspace (+ slideshow). RTA-Office designed the 290-square-metre building, named House and Studio YC, in the village of Castellcir just outside Barcelona. Related story: Nanjing Road mixed use area by RTA-Office The space is arranged […]

The post Five sprawling volumes make up
Barcelona home by RTA-Office
appeared first on Dezeen.

New Barcelona Design Museum merges decorative art and design collections

News: the Barcelona Design Museum will open in December with newly curated collections that represent Catalonian design history from the third century to present day (+ slideshow). The collections will be housed in the new 8,000-square-metre building called the Disseny Hub Barcelona. Local studio BM Arquitectes designed the metal-clad structure for the Barcelona Design Museum on a site […]

The post New Barcelona Design Museum merges
decorative art and design collections
appeared first on Dezeen.