Architectural Inspirations

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Inspiration: Tilework of the Alhambra Palace

By Spain for Design / July 27, 2021 /

The Nasrid Emirate of Granada created architecture with the most beautiful tilework. During my visit to the Alhambra Palace in Granada in 2017, I was struck by the plasterwork in the Court of the Myrtle(bottom image). I was also taken with the blue, black, and white ceramic tiles but cannot recall the location. For information about sites…

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Inspiration: Courtyard of the Parador Granada

By Spain for Design / July 27, 2021 /

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 / July 26, 2021 /

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

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The Natural Environment Inspires Masquespacio’s Design of Restaurant in Huesca

By Spain for Design / July 5, 2021 /

Award-winning studio Masquespacio designed Pukkel, a fine dining restaurant in the city center of Huesca in Spain’s autonomous community of Aragon. Owners Jorge and Mikel opened the 140-square-meter eatery in January 2021 to offer signature healthy food options, where guests can have a sensory experience beyond gastronomy. Diners enjoy a menu made from quality local products without refined…

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7 Interior Design Lessons from Spain’s Casa Decor 2021

By Spain for Design / June 21, 2021 /

It has been one year since Casa Decor 2021 had to prematurely close due to the pandemic, shortly after it opened to the public in March 2020 for its 55th edition. The most celebrated interior design event in Spain managed to reopen in June for a few weeks. This year, for its fifty-sixth edition, over 200 companies…

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The Ritz Hotel in Madrid Reopens After Three-Year Renovation

By Spain for Design / May 31, 2021 /

Opened in 1910, during the Belle Époque era, the original building of the Ritz hotel in Madrid was designed and built under the supervision of hotelier César Ritz. Now part of the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group, Mandarin Oriental Ritz, Madrid recently reopened in April after a three-year historical restoration headed by Spanish architect Rafael de La-Hoz who retained…

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MonteNuño Residential Complex, Oviedo, Spain

By Spain for Design / March 15, 2021 / Comments Off on MonteNuño Residential Complex, Oviedo, Spain

Asturias-based photographer Érika Anes shot these images of the spectacular MonteNuño residential complex in Oviedo, Asturias exclusively for Spain for Design. Completed in 2010, the MonteNuño was a collaborative project. Renowned Spanish architect Salvador Pérez Arroyo, head of the architecture office responsible for this urban development, worked with lead architect Pablo González-Bootello who, at the…

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Inspiration: Ethnological Museum, Oliva, Spain

By Spain for Design / February 8, 2021 / Comments Off on Inspiration: Ethnological Museum, Oliva, Spain
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Inspiration: The Collector concept store, Gijon, Spain

By Spain for Design / September 20, 2020 / Comments Off on Inspiration: The Collector concept store, Gijon, Spain

Gijon-based photographer Érika Anes shot this image exclusively for Spain for Design. For additional images and information, read Asturias for Design.

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Inspiration: Aloha Tata boutique, Oviedo, Spain

By Spain for Design / September 20, 2020 / Comments Off on Inspiration: Aloha Tata boutique, Oviedo, Spain

Gijon-based photographer Érika Anes shot this image exclusively for Spain for Design. For additional images and information, read Asturias for Design.

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Balcony in Oliva Old Town, Valencia

By Spain for Design / September 14, 2020 / Comments Off on Balcony in Oliva Old Town, Valencia
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Inspiration: Rawcoco Green Bar, Gijon, Asturias

By Spain for Design / September 8, 2020 / Comments Off on Inspiration: Rawcoco Green Bar, Gijon, Asturias

Erika Anes has been very interested and linked to the arts since childhood, an interest which prompted her to study photography and lighting in Oviedo. In 2014 she started working for Mediadvanced, a multidisciplinary creative agency that develops communication, image, photography, art, marketing, and e-commerce projects. Erika has worked for several Spanish brands and companies in…

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