Architectural Inspirations

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 /

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 /

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 /

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 Dental Clinic in Seville

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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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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Vignette in the Ethnological Museum in old town of Oliva, Spain

Inspiration: Ethnological Museum, Oliva, Spain

By Spain for Design / February 8, 2021 / Comments Off on Inspiration: Ethnological Museum, Oliva, Spain
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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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Congress Center in Oviedo, Spain by Santiago Calatrava

By Spain for Design / July 13, 2020 / Comments Off on Congress Center in Oviedo, Spain by Santiago Calatrava
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