When she first saw this old, derelict textile factory in the centre of Barcelona, interior designer Cristina Rodriguez wasnâ€™t even fazed â€“ she knew that eventually it would be her home, and how right she wasâ€¦
This was once a buzzing, thriving factory where people came to work day after day to produce fabrics and textiles. The huge space could have been daunting but, instead of feeling negative about it, Cristina plunged into a whirl of ideas and thoughts about how to make this vast area into various living zones without adding partitions or walls.
During the renovation of his apartment in an old part of Barcelona architect Gus Vyustman used a new structure to bring light in with. Challenges during reconstruction included the existing distribution of space – into a lot of small rooms – and thus big differences in light between the different parts of the loft.
One of my favourite architecture firms is called A-cero. The Spanish firm does not ever fail to impress with bold designs and equally cool interiors. They have done it again with a big concrete single-family house in Pozuelo de AlorcÃ³n, Spain. The concrete residence is a rather large house of 1,600 square meters, and is located on a 5,000 square meter plot. The combination of grey concrete and green vegetation gives you a feeling that itâ€™s a bunker.