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NewsNews • 19 Mar 2023

Forgas Arquitectes bring a friendly image to a Spanish healthcare facility with a custom ceramic facade design

Located northwest of Terrassa, Spain, CAP Can Roca by Forgas Arquitectes is a new healthcare facility featuring ceramic lattice facades that confer a unitary and friendly image while offering solar protection and privacy to the interior spaces and consultation rooms. Simón García | arqfoto The facility has a built area of 2000 m2, spread out over the least number of floors to allow easy access to users and the optimal operation of healthcare activities. Alongside this, the project offers 400 m2 of green spaces, connecting to neighborhoods north and south of the facilities and offering visual comfort, vegetation, and sunshine to users of the building. Simón García | arqfoto The building takes... More

NewsNews • 8 Feb 2023

Madrid-based product design collective, Tornasol Studio, discuss their head-turning creations

Archello speaks with materiality-focused product design collective, Tornasol Studio, in an exclusive interview following their global debut during last month's Maison et Objet. Find out how the trail-blazing studio is redefining craftsmanship below.     Please describe your studio and ethos.  Tornasol Studio, created by designer Inés Llasera and architect Guillermo Trapiello, is a product design office based in Madrid. They integrate playful and sensorial elements in their projects without leaving functionality aside. Tornasol Studio is a diverse practice focused on materiality, visual metaphor, and experimentation.   What does Tornasol Studio aim to do/ achieve?  We aspire to make projects in which emo... More

NewsNews • 16 Nov 2022

Traditional house in Valencia rehabilitated in line with Passivhaus principles

In Paterna, Valencia, Spain, this traditional house was rehabilitated by La Caseta Arquitectura and follows Passivhaus principles.  German Cabo The existing house includes a single façade with no courtyards to assist with ventilation or illumination. As such, the architects oriented the house towards the street.  German Cabo Taking advantage of the height of the roof slab for daytime functions, the night programme is therefore located on the lower floor, next to the home’s entrance.  German Cabo Material contrasts are present throughout the home. The lower floor is clean and minimalist with the colour white used to offer the greatest possible spatiality combined with a wooden floor t... More

Project • By MOSO Bamboo ProductsHotels

Hotel ME Barcelona by Melia

Hotel ME Barcelona belongs to the prestigious Melia hotel chain and is located on the luxurious Paseo de Gràcia, just a few steps from Plaza Catalunya, in the heart of the city’s golden mile and only 25 minutes from the airport. Ramon Cortes The hotel offers exclusive services with 1200 m² of urban garden, a rooftop deck with views of Plaza Catalunya and the Sagrada Familia, more than 600 m² of versatile spaces for corporate and social events, meeting rooms, a wellness area and a gym. Ramon Cortes The hotel also offers restaurant spaces: in the Belbo and Terrenal restaurants, more than 300 m² of MOSO® Bamboo Elite Density Caramel flooring is installed, offering a hard and durable solution suitable... More

NewsNews • 30 Mar 2022

NUA arquitectures rehabilitate one of the many uninhabited houses in the historical centre of Tarragona, Spain

Rehabilitating one of the may uninhabited houses in the historical centre of Tarragona, Spain, Mediona 13 by NUA arquitectures is an intervention that preserves as much as possible of the existing building fabric while bringing in more natural light and a flexible living concept that can be understood as 3 homes in 1. In other words,  a house that can accommodate anything from 3 small households to a single large family.  José Hevia The rehabilitation introduces a new gate entry that allows light to travel through to the centre of the house, where there is an inner square that gathers inhabitants and directs them to their private units. José Hevia The existing courtyard is widened with new windows and ope... More

NewsNews • 22 Feb 2022

Piera House by Fran Silvestre Architects celebrates transparency with a veil-like lattice

In Burriana, Spain, the Piera House by Fran Silvestre Architects celebrates a feeling of transparency while still achieving the desired level of privacy. Appearing as a solid volume that hovers above the diaphanous ground floor, the upper floor is enveloped by a fence-like envelope that creates a veil-like effect for the interiors and terraces space behind.  Fernando Guerra The introverted composition with clear and simple geometries creates a series of borders and a feeling of privacy. The first border, which differentiates the line between the street and the garden, is a fence that acts as an opaque filter for views  The lattice, made of aluminium profiles, allows for light and air with constant materiality in full height.... More

NewsNews • 18 Jan 2021

House of Sand is designed for the coastal landscape of Valencia

The starting point for this stunning beachfront villa by Fran Silvestre Architects is its position in the land – behind a large and imposing sand dune that protects the coastal area of Valencia from storms. Diego Opazo To optimize views and provide much-needed shade within, two clean and crisp volumes are arranged perpendicular to each other. To take optimal advantage of the ocean views, the ‘day area’ programme of the house is located on the top floor where the house clears the top of the dune. The lower level, by extension, becomes a terrace for outdoor living. Night uses, primarily sleeping, are on the lower level and oriented perpendicular to the sea. Diego Opazo The pool area is the main living space of th... More

Project • By Paco Lago InteriorizaRestaurants

La Minilla

There is one thing that everyone from Malaga knows: spending time at Los Montes natural park makes a special time.   Our approach to La Minilla went that line; a restaurant where we have widen the local touch & traditional concept, and extended it to the terraces and chill areas, softening the transitions and integrating them more into an already picturesque environment. ​ The result, a space where everything is connected, and every experience has the same grade of tradition, design and avant-garde. More

NewsNews • 13 Oct 2020

Escola Massana addresses its surrounding context with rotating volumes and ceramic brise-soleil façade

Situated in the heart of Barcelona’s historic Gardunya Square, the Escola Massana is part of a long-running urban transformation process. With over 11,000 square meters of usable surface area, Estudio Carme Pinós was tasked with integrating a large programme and building footprint into a rich existing city fabric.  Credit: Duccio Malagamba The architect’s design response was to differentiate the building, both volumetrically and in terms of façade design. Credit: Duccio Malagamba The part of the building that faces the square is split into two rotating volumes that generate different terrace spaces. Sculptural in appearance and giving the building a unique terrace element, this move also serves to... More

NewsNews • 13 Aug 2020

Tiny office in Oslo demonstrates creative use of small space

Located in a former industrial neighbourhood of Bilbao, Oslo Cowork is a minimalist and compact office space designed by BABELstudio. The project and consequently the material selection is intended to create a balance of a bright, light-flooded, minimalist studio suitable for concentrated working while offering a calm, warm atmosphere. Credit: Biderbost Photo The brief for Oslo Cowork integrates 3-5 working places with a meeting and retreat space, kitchenette and bathroom and an extended storage hall  - all within a rather small 39 sqm floor area space. Credit: Biderbost Photo In response to the reduce floor space available, the design takes advantage of double-storey roof height and the incorporation of a mezzanine level.... More

NewsMaterialization • 28 Jul 2020

Café Got bar design embraces the urban vitality of Barcelona

With a long and active façade facing the street, Café Got is a spot where the city of Barcelona and Hotel Kimpton Vividora come together, inviting the community in. Credit: One Represent Agency The designers, El Equipo Creativo, were inspired by Ciutat Vella, and more specifically the Gothic Quarter and its street atmosphere, where little narrow streets lead you to unexpected plazas, patios, and entrances to residential buildings and stone, greenery and water are material essentials. It was decided to introduce these same elements to the design of the bar. Credit: One Represent Agency A double-height space with a cascade of glass lamps connects with the lobby area on the first level bringing a fresh and watery effe... More

Project • By Contell-Martínez ArquitectosCultural Centres


The Project aims to transform an old railway warehouse into a cultural facility within the new Valencia’s Central Park which nowadays covers the old railway tracks of the main city station. The shed was built in 1917 by Demetrio Ribes and it is a valuable example within the railway architecture of Valencia.    The design allows maximum flexibility of use so different activities can happen simultaneously while respecting the industrial character of the building.   The shed is divided into five bays, which will geometrically guide the project. This structural rhythm, as well as the possibility of developing two levels in height, are fundamental for the proposal.   The building has two entries. The front one, fo... More

Project • By Nordest ArquitecturaPrivate Houses

Casa 1510

The House is understood as a floating volume on the mountain.A space for contemplation that it’s opened to the views and the garden simultaneously.   The building is integrated to the landscape reducing its presence just to a concrete volume. The other elements are materialized with natural stone from the site, in that way, they can be read like if they come out from the land.   The interaction in between the different volumes, creates a close garden and protected from the main winds of the zone. Is from this garden, where it is possible to enjoy the environment thought a spaces succession that related the outside and the inside of the house, turning them to just one space.   The entrance to the house is done by a... More

Project • By Matern ArchitektenPrivate Houses

Villa Roses

Situated on the steep slope of the Costa Brava, the house offers on a living area of 335 m² a brilliant view to the gulf of Roses. When looking through the large window fronts, a landscape panorama unfolds, which reaches from the Mediterranean to the peaks of the Pyrenees. Like in front of a cinema screen, the residents look through a wide band of glass. Sky, sun and sea seem close enough to touch.On two floors, the holiday home nestles crescent-shaped on the steep slope. Widely projecting concrete ceilings and walls frame the glass facades. The upper floor jumps back in cascades and makes room for a large roof terrace which surrounds the house on three sides. Interior and exterior spaces interlock - the bay seems to be literally drawn... More

Project • By Q2Studio sp. z o.o. sp.k.Housing

Villa Benissa in Costa Blanca

The project is dominated by transparency and minimalism. Benissa is simple forms and basic shapes with an original design. Interior arrangements combine elements of the minimal, scandi and modern style, thanks to which the whole creates a harmonious space for living and relaxing. The interior is dominated by bright, neutral colors. All rooms have been maintained in shades of gray and off-white. The object was designed in a non-obvious way. The building is invisible to people in the area, which ensures discretion and full anonymity of the investor. From the side of the road you can see only the sculptural form of the entrance zone. The villa was located next to the cliff itself, which meant that the owner can admire the view of the sea and t... More