Architectural Inspirations

MANGO TEEN

Masquespacio Designs a Surreal Dream Experience for Visitors to the Mango Teen Store in Barcelona

By Spain for Design / October 3, 2022 /

Prolific design studio Masquespacio has designed the first Mango Teen store in Barcelona, which opened in June 2022. Working in collaboration with Mango’s in-house design team, the design brief for the 120-square meter space was to develop a space identity that would connect to the lifestyle of customers. Mango’s team had previously opened a series of pop-up…

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Mamáguaja Restaurant in Asturias Transports Diners to Nature-Inspired Surroundings

By Spain for Design / September 26, 2022 /

Mamáguaja is a restaurant in Gijon whose menu consists of seasonal produce and quality meats, fish, and seafood. Diners enjoy traditional rice dishes and platos de cuchara (Dishes eaten with a spoon, typically thick soups or light stew) that evoke the color and flavor of the fertile regions of Asturias, such as the traditional fabada asturiana, a rich bean…

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The Iron Arts Tradition in Spain is Focus of Online Course

By Spain for Design / September 5, 2022 /

The Friends of the National Museum of Decorative Arts Association (La Asociación de Amigos del Museo Nacional de Artes Decorativas) has organized a six-session online course, Las artes del hierro y la forja artística, (The iron arts and artistic wrought iron ). Participants will learn about the significance of iron in the history of Spanish and…

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El Môderne Hotel in Gijon Preserves its Zigzag Moderne Art Deco Splendour

By Spain for Design / July 25, 2022 /

  El Môderne Hotel is a spectacular 47-room 4-star boutique hotel in Gijón. Designed by architects Manuel and Juan del Busto, it opened in 1931 during a time of economic and social prosperity. It is one of the few remaining examples of the Zigzag Moderne Art Deco style in Gijon, a subset of art deco whose…

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Accessible Playground Concept Design by Ana Hernando Moreno

Ana Hernando Moreno conceives an award-winning accessible playground for children with disabilities

By Spain for Design / April 11, 2022 / Comments Off on Ana Hernando Moreno conceives an award-winning accessible playground for children with disabilities

The winners of the MINI Design Awards were announced during the fifth edition of the annual Madrid Design Festival which took place at venues across Madrid in February and March 2022. The awards recognize innovative initiatives that generate changes to the urban environment, actions to improve the quality of life and the efficiency of cities, or…

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Madrid Design Festival 2022

By Spain for Design / April 4, 2022 / Comments Off on Madrid Design Festival 2022

In February and March, Madrid hosted the fifth edition of the Madrid Design Festival at venues throughout the city and online, placing the city at the forefront of the international design scene. This edition centered around three fundamental themes: transformation, economy, and prosperity, which formed the basis of the over 200 activities and 41 exhibitions. Showcasing…

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El Equipo Creates Urban Retreat for Travelers and Locals in the Kimpton Vividora Barcelona

By Spain for Design / February 28, 2022 / Comments Off on El Equipo Creates Urban Retreat for Travelers and Locals in the Kimpton Vividora Barcelona

The Barcelona -based studio, El Equipo Creativo, designed several spaces in the Kimpton Vividora Barcelona hotel, part of the Kimpton hotel group. They sought to create a dialogue between the boutique hotel and the surrounding neighborhood, the Gothic Quarter in Barcelona, with its narrow streets that lead to unexpected plazas and patios. A curated selection of contemporary furniture…

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Moving Forward

By Spain for Design / January 31, 2022 /

Certified Decorator Last year, I finally received my certificate in residential decor from the continuing education program at a local college. It was seven years of attending evening and night courses after my full-time day job. There were long rides on public transportation lugging drafting equipment, and bulky mood, or presentation boards on cold winter…

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Gijón Science and Technology Park Scientific Marries Innovation and Design

By Spain for Design / October 18, 2021 / Comments Off on Gijón Science and Technology Park Scientific Marries Innovation and Design

The Gijón Scientific and Technological Park (Parque Científico Tecnológico de Gijón) is an industrial park in the enclave of Cabueñes in Gijon, a city in the north of Spain. Managed by the municipality, Gijón Impulsa, the objective of the development is to provide space and services to support new science and technology companies and, in turn,…

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CM4 Architecture Embraces the Curvilinear Form for Dental Clinic in Seville

By Spain for Design / August 30, 2021 / Comments Off on CM4 Architecture Embraces the Curvilinear Form for Dental Clinic in Seville

The warm embrace and tranquility of the curvilinear form is the basis for the design concept of the Vilches dental clinic in Seville. Designed by Seville-based architecture and interior design studio CM4 Architecture, the brief was to transform the 170 m2 premises of a financial institution into an enveloping aesthetic with an interior design that generates…

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Inspiration: Courtyard of the Parador Granada

By Spain for Design / June 7, 2021 / Comments Off on Inspiration: Courtyard of the Parador Granada

My two-night stay in July 2017 at the Parador of Granada was one of my best family vacations. It is one of the best known and most popular of the paradors. A 14th-century Moorish palace later converted to a Franciscan convent, the style of the architecture, decor, lighting, and art reflect the two heritages. One of my…

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Inspiration: Taberna Ángel Sierra Chueca, Madrid

By Spain for Design / May 24, 2021 / Comments Off on Inspiration: Taberna Ángel Sierra Chueca, Madrid

The iconic Taberna Ángel Sierra in the Chueca neighbourhood of Madrid.

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