Waaah waaah weee waaah!! Design awesomeness alert. Say what – Madrid again? But of-course! That city is flooded with seriously sexy architecture I tell ya. So much design goodness.

Designed by the talented folks at ch+qs architects (I previously blogged about their extremely awesome Hub Offices project), this library, film set and two movie theatres represent the new space dedicated to the world of non-fiction cinema at the Matadero cultural complex.



This has to be one of the most exciting, theatrical, dramatic and dynamic public buildings I have seen in a while (actually, probably since visiting Madrid last year – ha! Do I sound like a wanker? Probably.)

All the floors, walls and ceilings are clad in black timber boards with a lovely satin finish, which reflect just a hint of light delivered via the “tapestry” of woven plastic tubes with beautiful warm lighting. I love the way certain hero elements glow in the space, yet the overall mood feels perfectly balanced between the shadows of black and the vibrance of light.

Extreme love!


[Via thecoolist & knstrct. Photography by FG+SG.]

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Dana Tomić Hughes
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Dana is an award-winning interior designer living in Sydney, Australia. With an unhealthy passion for design, Dana commits to an abnormal amount of daily design research. Regular travel and attendance at premier design events, enables Dana to stay at the forefront of the design world globally. While she is super serious about design, Dana never takes herself - nor design - too seriously. Together with her life and business partner, Nick Hughes, Dana is Boss Lady at Studio Yellowtrace, specialising in Interior Design, Creative Direction and Special Projects. The studio takes a highly conceptual and holistic approach to translating brands & ideas into places.

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