Characterized by white walls and wooden floors, this fashion store is distributed across two floors. The upper level is dedicated to women and children clothing, whilst the ground floor hosts menware alongside more casual looks and fashionable cocktail outfits. This space can be understood as being the middle grown between the exhibiting architectural movement from the 70s (White Box) and staging design as both floors meet with each other in a large inner garden. White walls, black beams, wooden steps, different murals conceived by Dirk Van Doren, large vases – which you must buy as well – and different pieces of furniture created and customized specifically for this store by Alberto Aspesi, create a unique and exclusive worth visiting place.
Just as its name suggests, the project pays tribute to the measurement system Modulor created by Le Corbusier with the same name in the 60s. The architect was also inspired by the Leonardo Da Vinci’s theory of establishing a direct relation between the proportions of building and human-beings.
The result is a project in which colour plays an important role since it seeks to transmit emotions. To do so, Zooco studio has followed chromotherapy guidelines when using the Stone collection by Hisbalit, whose earthly tones and pure finishes reproduce the aspect of rock and stone. A palette that, according to chromotherapy, helps disconnect and relax.
OOIIO Architecture developed a deep refurbishment in a cattle farm, located in a privileged enclave of the fields of Castilla, to adapt it to sports facilities for the training and care of jumping competition horses.
BATAVIA, a Madrid destination furniture showroom for contemporary and modern design, celebrates its 20th year in business with the launch of its new flagship space in the Palacio de Santa Bárbara. In a 400sqm space, designed by the affiliated architecture studio ÁBATON, the former stables of the mid 19th century mansion have been transformed into a serene modern space. In homage to its last tenant, a hardware store which had occupied the space since 1906, ÁBATON decided to keep several elements of the existing space. Exuding warmth and patina, the space created includes original mosaic floors, exposed solid stone support columns, in addition to new large steel cased apertures which link the various spaces of the new showroom.
Article source: Teresa Sapey Estudio de Arquitectura
The Petit Palace Santa Barbara is located in an old palace in Alonso Martinez plaza, making it its own right in a surprising and captivating space in the heart of Madrid.
Given the characteristics of the building and its large courtyard, Teresa Sapey Studio projected a magical place to accompany the romantic spirit of the building. A wild garden but cozy at the same time, in which anyone would retreat from the city’s chaos. It was thought a complete renovati on to transform an old and dowdy wasted space in a reference point among the terraces of the capital. The first step was to color the walls, which would brought light and spaciousness to the box in which the courtyard is located. Many large plants and trees of different leaf were used to convert this space into a vegetable urban oasis. And finally, three different zones were created to provide various customer services; an outdoor dining area, a cocktail bar and the wider one, a rest area where you relax in front of the large fireplace. The furniture plays a very important role into the decoration, national furniture firms are combined with prestigious Italian brands to achieve the best contemporary design that keeps functionality and comfort in the same way. The touches that recall the design of Teresa Sapey are clearly recognizable in its entirety. From the walls painted in aquamarine green, a hydraulic tile designed ad hoc for the space or a light garland are touches that will make this terrace turn into one of the places to be in Madrid.
The new Paloma Barcelò flagship store in Madrid finds space on the ground floor of a historic building in the heart of the city. The entrance on Calle de Claudio Coello leads to a sequence of spaces, thematized by different display systems.
This project transforms the former 1946 garage of Gutierrez Soto’s most significant building, located in the geographical center of Madrid, into an assembly of bakery, café and experimental restaurant. The original volume and structure of the building is recovered, leaving a 5-meter-high space with massive openings onto the streets.
Density or looseness? Intensity or laid-backness? Public or private? Urban or suburban? The problem in creating new housing on the edge of the city is to somehow synthesise all of these seeming opposites – not to choose between them but to lift a little from them all to create a new cocktail of the familiar and the foreign, the everyday and the exotic.
Firstly, the floor plan arrangement is based on an L-shaped service band that integrates the access, wet areas, storage areas and leisure spaces. This frees up the main area, which opens up to the windows and balconies to create a brightly lit atmosphere. The intimate areas are therefore secluded and sheltered from view from the entrance.