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Assorted bricks give texture to facade of Camp del Ferro sports centre in Barcelona

January 23, 2021 Amy Frearson 0
Brick facade of Camp del Ferro sports centre in Barcelona

A mix of solid and perforated bricks creates rich patterns in the facade of this Barcelona sports centre, completed by three collaborating architecture studios. Albert Salazar Junyent and Joan Carles Navarro of AIA, Antoni Barceló and Bárbara Balanzó of Barceló-Balanzó Arquitectes, and Gustau Gili Galfetti all teamed up on the design of Camp del Ferro.

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Assorted bricks give texture to facade of Camp del Ferro sports centre in Barcelona

January 23, 2021 Amy Frearson 0
Brick facade of Camp del Ferro sports centre in Barcelona

A mix of solid and perforated bricks creates rich patterns in the facade of this Barcelona sports centre, completed by three collaborating architecture studios. Albert Salazar Junyent and Joan Carles Navarro of AIA, Antoni Barceló and Bárbara Balanzó of Barceló-Balanzó Arquitectes, and Gustau Gili Galfetti all teamed up on the design of Camp del Ferro.

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Barcelona to convert a third of central streets into car-free green spaces

November 19, 2020 Lizzie Crook 0
Aerial view of Barcelona's grid-like Eixample district

Barcelona’s city council has announced its plans to transform one in three streets in its Eixample district into green, car-free public spaces to tackle air pollution. Under the scheme, 21 streets and 21 road junctions will be converted into small parks and public squares – creating 33.4 hectares of land “where the pedestrian and the

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ON-A proposes covering Barcelona’s Nou Camp stadium with Nou Parc

August 26, 2020 Tom Ravenscroft 0
Nou Parc park at Nou Camp stadium in Barcelona by ON-A Architecture

Barcelona studio ON-A has envisioned a 26-hectare park in the city that would rise up to cover FC Barcelona football stadium to the west. Named Nou Parc, as a direct reference to the Nou Camp stadium’s name, the forested park would cover the venue along with the surrounding car parks and other smaller sports venues.

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Mas-aqui uses multiple levels to open up Yurikago House in Barcelona

June 30, 2020 India Block 0

Architecture studio Mas-aqui has transformed an apartment in Barcelona into a multi-level home lined with wood and ceramic tiles. Mas-aqui renovated the semi-basement apartment near Antoni Gaudí’s Park Güell, using half levels to create more space on the upper storey and creating a new internal staircase to connect to a previously unused lower level. The

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Mas-aqui gives 1910s house in Barcelona a minimalist update

June 11, 2020 India Block 0
Akari House by Mas-aqui

Architecture studio Mas-aqui has renovated a 20th-century apartment in the mountains above Barcelona, creating a light-filled home. Called Akari House, a Japanese term for light, the home is now lit by a large skylight built into the roof terrace. Mas-aqui’s clients bought the property, which dates from the 1910s, in a state of disrepair, having

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Jagged MDF creates entire walls of storage for El Guateque apartments in Barcelona

May 4, 2020 Amy Frearson 0
El Guateque apartments by Adrià Escolano and David Steegmann with MDF storage walls

Kitchens, bathrooms and storage spaces are slotted behind an MDF “scenography” in these apartments designed by architects Adrià Escolano and David Steegmann. Escolano and Steegmann created the two El Guateque apartments by converting a 160-square-metre self-build house from the 1950s. A refurbishment had previously been attempted in 2007, but was abandoned due to the financial

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Impress dental clinic in Barcelona features smile-shaped timber partitions

April 8, 2020 Ali Morris 0
Impress dental clinic by Raúl Sanchez Architects

Pine-wood partition walls that curve upwards like smiles carve up the interior of this dental clinic in Barcelona, Spain, designed by Raúl Sanchez Architects. Impress is spread across the ground and basement level of a historical building at the heart of Barcelona. The clinic differentiates itself from other dentists by offering online treatments that reduce

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An Attic for David in Barcelona features a cosy interior crafted from MDF

February 21, 2020 Ali Morris 0
For David apartment designed by MH.AP Studio

Built-in furniture and storage elements made from MDF feature inside this Barcelona apartment, which has been overhauled by local architecture practice MH.AP Studio. Located in the city’s La Bordeta neighbourhood, An Attic for David features an abundance of built-in furniture, as well as carefully-positioned mirrors to make the home appear more spacious. MH.AP Studio was

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Bonell+Dòriga carries out understated overhaul of Walden 7 apartment

February 20, 2020 Natasha Levy 0

Architecture studio Bonell+Dòriga has revamped an apartment in Ricardo Bofill’s Walden 7 in Barcelona, dotting its interior with colourful geometric elements that reference the building’s facade. Located just outside of Barcelona in the town of Sant Just Desvern, Walden 7 is a residential block designed by Spanish architect Ricard Bofill. It was constructed in 1975

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