Normal Estudio have designed a Barcelona office in an impeccably preserved heritage apartment featuring 16 different tiled floor patterns.
Nikbor Hostel by Normal Estudio sits in a prime location on the top floors of a classical building in Barcelona. Overlooking the Jardinets de Gracia at the top of Paseo de Gracia, the hostel began on a privileged note. As a place for young, independent travellers and students, Normal Estudio put a fresh spin on the original tone and turned the space into something completely new – a hybrid of stateliness and youthful freshness.
Carrer Avinyó apartment is situated at a major crossroads in Barcelona. Like the Flatiron Building in New York, where Broadway meets the city’s orthogonal grid, the triangular plan of the apartment’s interior registers a similar moment in Barcelona’s historic quarter – Plaça George Orwell. The architects’ first intervention was to strip back the internal partitions to reveal the junction and reconnect living in the apartment to the streets beyond…
Using animated computer renderings, this fly-by video shows how the construction of the Basilica Sagrada Familia will progress through to completion in 2026.
Barcelona-born art director, publisher and graphic designer, Omar Sosa, has a very unique vision and a knack for elevating the mundane to extraordinary. I don’t know about you, but I personally never thought everyday objects like kitchen utensils, bread, sticky tape and bricks could be this photogenic. Nor did I imagine it would be possible to turn them into such witty and sculptural works of art…
You see, as much as I love a project with a big fat budget to work on or to share with you, I am also quite partial towards projects that were time and budget challenged, but have managed to rise to the occasion. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again a thousand times if I have to – good design and good taste (especially) have nothing to do with good budgets. On that note, let’s take a little look at a burger restaurant Oval, situated in a 19th century building in Barcelona’s Eixample…