At the store front, the architecture presents itself as a basic modular shelving system that is devoid of color and texture in order to highlight the objects displayed inside. This simple construction lines the interior of the space, producing the effect of phenomenal depth.
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The Barceló Torre de Madrid hotel is set inside a 1957 building in the Spanish city. Hayón, a Madrid native, wanted to show the city’s “diversity and richness” through his design, and mixed traditional architectural elements and a jewel-toned colour palette with fantastical sculpture and art pieces.
Local architects Rica Studio designed the two-storey Madrid flagship of the English for Fun linguistic school, aiming to booster the schoolchildren’s creativity, imaginations and stimulate all five senses. The centre uses the Reggio Emilia approach to teaching children a foreign language, a method that combines self-guided play, visual learning and the built environment.
Resulting from the restoration of 14 Sevillian houses from the 16 century with a great historic value, the hotel is located inside the true heart of the city of Seville, just a few meters away from the emblematic Giralda and the Cathedral of Santa María Reyes, the biggest gothic temple in the world.
Here you can recognize straight away the fusion between noble and industrial materials, classic and contemporary, always through an own vision that clearly represents the identity from Nozomi’s company. “The reinterpretation of the Kabukicho, Omoide Yokocho y Hajimeya alleys is done through a monochrome color scheme represented by grey and rusty finishes, as wall as a touch of wood that adds warmth to the overall concept”.
Tech company Quobis has designed their new offices, located in Pontevedra, Spain. An old farm that now resembles a greenhouse full of windows and light. We have an open space with 40 positions. This area includes a phone box for unexpected calls to our mobiles devices and a stage that we use to invite local artists.
We have selected our materials to create the impression of being in a pharmacy that is at once “natural, intimate, professional and accessible”. The most distinctive finishing touch is the design of a corporate herringbone pattern which with we have manufactured MDF panels overlayed on natural wood to completely cover the walls and furniture.
Would it not be just right to recycle the typical stand, generally an open and strictly corporate showroom, into a traditional but sophisticated Irish Pub acclimatized to the local warmth and colour, while season it all up with the look & feel of the materials, patterns and trends of the greatest actuality when it comes to interior design?
Conceived as an art gallery, the office has ivory walls that make an ideal setting for Santomà’s furniture. “It’s like an exhibition space,” he says. “The pieces really pop against the white backdrop.” Breaking the geometry of the space is a 2-m-tall hemispheric meeting room – or “cupola”, as the designer calls it – clad in 3-mm-thick MDF, transparent panels, mirrors and palm fronds, any of which can be detached and shifted to another position.
The use of classic materials, basic in their most natural state, has given us that touch of warmth and authenticity, but by means of a twist in its use and application, we have managed to give the space a modern air. The layered construction of different materials has led to warm textures contrasting with flat and geometric patterns.