Hidalgo Hartmann – Montfullà  house, Bescanó 2013. Photos © the…

Hidalgo HartmannMontfullà  house, Bescanó 2013. Photos © the architects.

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Hidalgo Hartmann – Pocafarina house, Les Preses 2010. Photos…

Hidalgo Hartmann – Pocafarina house, Les Preses 2010. Photos © Filippo Poli.

Arrokabe – Sieteymedio prefab home, Spain 2019. Via, photos…

Arrokabe – Sieteymedio prefab home, Spain 2019. Via, photos © Luis Díaz Díaz.

Fran Silvestre Arquitectos builds walkable roof on top of glass house

Fran Silvestre Arquitectos builds glass-box Hoffman House with a walkable roof


An extruded T-shaped roof that is also a walkway covers a glazed box in this dramatic house designed by Fran Silvestre Arquitectos in Valencia, Spain. Read more


The Axel Hotel Madrid Achieves Character Through Color

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/the-axel-hotel-madrid-achieves-character-through-color/47613-preview_low_3724-1_47613_sc_v2com/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2019/06/47613-preview_low_3724-1_47613_sc_v2com-810x1215.jpg" alt="The Axel Hotel Madrid Achieves Character Through Color" /></a>
                                The AXEL hotel chain is specifically geared to the LGBTQ community and their philosophy is to create free spaces where sexual diversity is welcome and promoted.

Located in “El Barrio de Las Letras,” their newest offering is Axel Hotel Madrid, a palatial 19th-century building that’s quick to turn heads. The hotel’s more traditional and regal features such as lavish ceilings and baroque decorative patterns are matched with modern accents, from a scarlet lip chair in the courtyard to deep violet lights illuminating an underground nightclub, Bala Perdida Club.

In Madrid, the design team’s objective was to create a hotel which “exuded an atmosphere of liberty” so as to invite a diverse clientele.

The hotel achieves its unique character through the use of color. The common areas are decorated with posters, brightly lit cinema and music references, neon-colored signage, and mannequins.

The hotel leaned on an assemblage of texts, words,

Continue reading “The Axel Hotel Madrid Achieves Character Through Color”

The Axel Hotel Madrid Achieves Character Through Color

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                                The AXEL hotel chain is specifically geared to the LGBTQ community and their philosophy is to create free spaces where sexual diversity is welcome and promoted.

Located in “El Barrio de Las Letras,” their newest offering is Axel Hotel Madrid, a palatial 19th-century building that’s quick to turn heads. The hotel’s more traditional and regal features such as lavish ceilings and baroque decorative patterns are matched with modern accents, from a scarlet lip chair in the courtyard to deep violet lights illuminating an underground nightclub, Bala Perdida Club.

In Madrid, the design team’s objective was to create a hotel which “exuded an atmosphere of liberty” so as to invite a diverse clientele.

The hotel achieves its unique character through the use of color. The common areas are decorated with posters, brightly lit cinema and music references, neon-colored signage, and mannequins.

The hotel leaned on an assemblage of texts, words,

Continue reading “The Axel Hotel Madrid Achieves Character Through Color”

Sagrada Familia finally gets building permit after 137 years

Antoni Gaudí's Sagrada Familia gets building permit after 137 years


Barcelona‘s city authority has granted the Antoni Gaudí-designed Sagrada Familia, which has been under construction since 1882, its first building permit. Read more


Summa designs new visual identity for Spanish postal service Correos

Summa rebrands Spanish postal service retaining distinctive elements


Spanish branding agency Summa has subtly rebranded Correos, the Spanish national postal service, with a simplified logo for the digital age and a new typeface. Read more


Madrid could scrap low-emissions zone despite air quality improvements

Madrid might be about to reverse its ban on traffic despite air pollution concerns


A major plan to reduce air pollution in Madrid may be repealed, because incoming politicians want to bring back traffic back into the city. Read more


Lluís Jubert – Corral d’en Capdet hotel, renovation from…

Lluís JubertCorral d’en Capdet hotel, renovation from existing ruins, Sant Pere de Ribes 2016. Photos © Adrià Goula.

Lluís Jubert – Corral d’en Capdet hotel, renovation from…

Lluís JubertCorral d’en Capdet hotel, renovation from existing ruins, Sant Pere de Ribes 2016. Photos © Adrià Goula.

Lluís Jubert – Corral d’en Capdet hotel, renovation from…

Lluís JubertCorral d’en Capdet hotel, renovation from existing ruins, Sant Pere de Ribes 2016. Photos © Adrià Goula.

Fuertes Penedo Arquitectos – House reconstruction, Miraflores…

Fuertes Penedo Arquitectos House reconstruction, Miraflores 2018. Photos © Héctor Santos Diez.

Fuertes Penedo Arquitectos – House reconstruction, Miraflores…

Fuertes Penedo Arquitectos House reconstruction, Miraflores 2018. Photos © Héctor Santos Diez.

Fuertes Penedo Arquitectos – House reconstruction, Miraflores…

Fuertes Penedo Arquitectos House reconstruction, Miraflores 2018. Photos © Héctor Santos Diez.

Landscape for Play is a huge colourful playground in Madrid

Landscape for Play by Aberrant Architecture


Aberrant Architecture has created a huge playground in a former Madrid slaughterhouse, based on the work of Dutch architect Aldo van Eyck. Read more


h3o – Loft not Loft renovation, Barcelona 2018. Photos…

h3o – Loft not Loft renovation, Barcelona 2018. Photos © Adrià Goula.

h3o – Loft not Loft renovation, Barcelona 2018. Photos…

h3o – Loft not Loft renovation, Barcelona 2018. Photos © Adrià Goula.

h3o – Loft not Loft renovation, Barcelona 2018. Photos…

h3o – Loft not Loft renovation, Barcelona 2018. Photos © Adrià Goula.

Bilbao Architecture Team – Goizko House, Kortezubi 2016. Photos…

Bilbao Architecture Team – Goizko House, Kortezubi 2016. Photos © Aitor Estévez Olaizola.