Barcelona articles

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A Gaudí-inspired workspace shows that going rural can actually be innovative

Barcelona – Clementina, a new Utopic_US co-working space designed by Izaskun Chinchilla is inspired by the rural elements of Gràcia and Gaudí’s Casa Vicens.

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Glamorous, sculptural, balletic? Sure – but this little gem is also a light switch

Barcelona – Font Barcelona's Bridge light toggle collection turns light fixtures into fashion accessories.

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How do you upcycle a government building into a hip theatre? Leave it as is

Barcelona – The renovation of a government building in Barcelona, made by Flores and Prats, consisted in leaving untouched the existing walls and other materials.

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Heavy rocks as display tables? Terribly impractical but terribly good

Occupying a street corner in Barcelona’s vibrant Gothic Quarter, the MAM Originals flagship raises the value of a bricks-and-mortar establishment by offering something money can’t buy: the
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Say, you don’t like brutalist buildings? Shed some light, then

What do a child’s bedroom in Barcelona, a brutalist pavilion in the UK and a villa in Mexico City have in common? At night, there’s LED everywhere.

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Can AI help customise mobility and transport options? Enter Toyota WE

Barcelona – Ever wonder what benefit 'good design' can really be to the world? Consider the Toyota WE concept, a customisable, inclusive mobility technology designed to become not …

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A German eyewear shop does local-with-a-brand-twist in Barcelona

Barcelona – The new Mykita store in Barcelona shows that a mix of local identity and brand aesthetic can also convey a grounded retail narrative.

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At this burger joint in Barcelona, the colour palette is medium rare

Barcelona – For this restaurant project, AMOO makes a smart and on-brand use of the limited area of a 19th-century tube-like space, low ceilings and all. 

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Coffee-machine maker Iberital builds its planet-friendly values into a green HQ

Barcelona – What's the point of manufacturing green products if the factory isn't green, too? Coffee-machine maker Iberital makes its Barcelona HQ sustainable.

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Can Kengo Kuma translate the essence of Barcelona into a Camper store?

Barcelona – The footwear brand asked the Japanese architect to design its new Barcelona store. The result is a thoughtful homage to the city’s unique design mindset. 

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This Barcelona wine bar goes inside the bottle for its interiors

Barcelona, Spain – The Catalonian capital is home to Orvay, a wine bar that utilises interior colour to designate and explore their cellar’s wines.

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You’re doing vintage wrong – let the Spaniards show you the way

Barcelona – Just like they took Carmen from one piece to a range of bathroom solutions, Roca’s vintage vision is expanding and permeating their customers’ everyday lives.