Pewter Store

Interior - 04.04.2019

Pewter Store CuldeSac

The Valencia-based multidisciplinary studio CuldeSac, dedicated to adding value and business to brands, has designed the first flagship store of the firm Pewtor Store, portraying its identity in a highly attractive, photogenic way, CuldeSac designed not only the actual store, but an entire strategy covering everything from the concept behind it to branding and communications. The flagship store was conceived as a space for encounters, not just for sales, hence the attractive shopwindow is set back and there’s a bench, inviting the passer-by to stop and stay. It was also thought out to a perfect spot for taking pictures to post in the social networks of young people, the group which the shop design, so urban and technological, is intended to attract. Once inside the universe of the store, we find an explosion of stimuli and sensations in a versatile, constantly changing space where metal frameworks serve as display structures or relay messages, texts in motion accompanying customers as they move around under a ceiling of yellow rockwool, why not. The metal frames installed throughout the store can be completed with Tramex grilles, polycarbonate (translarent or yellow), or translucent PVC louvers, depending on the m

Camper shop in Paseo de Gracia

Interior - 07.02.2019

Camper shop in Paseo de Gracia

Kengo Kuma & Associates

Drawing inspiration from the tradition of using tiles, Kengo Kuma & Associates have in the interior design of this store in Barcelona sought new ways of using this building material, and the result catches the eye immediately. The Spanish footwear brand Camper commissioned the renowned Japanese architectural firm to design its retail space on Barcelona’s Plaça de Catalunya, and a thorough renovation was carried out which clearly gave the leading role to curved ceramic tiles, creating a warm, pleasing, inviting atmosphere. There is a strong tile tradition in both Spain and Japan, although each country prepares the material in its own way. Whereas Japanese tiles have a glassy shiny finish, Mediterranean tiles keep the material as it naturally is, showing its real texture. Kengo Kuma & Associates wanted the individuality of each shoe style for sale to come forth by being displayed separately. Hence the decision to use a system of niches, and to this end tile seemed a perfect element to experiment with. With this traditional material the firm came up with terracotta pieces that were very elemental in shape but which, when repeated in space, yielded something highly complex. Covering walls but also form

Apartment in El Raval

Interior - 17.09.2018

Apartment in El Raval

PMAA Arquitectos

PMAA Arquitectos turns an attic compressed by inner courtyards into an infinite space. Located on the top floor of a multifamily building in Barcelona’s Raval neighborhood, this apartment is divided into two spaces with different programs by a circulation core and the courtyards that surround it. One of them, a room facing the street, is both a kitchen and an informal family room. The other one, four times larger, presents a fluid layout where living room, bedroom, and bathroom are integrated into a series of parallel walls. The porticoed rear facade serves to give the project a logical structure. The couch, bathtub, bedroom, shower, and dressing room all find their place on a soft green carpet. These two main spaces are joined by a mirror volume that makes the privacy of the bathroom infinite, while the bathroom becomes intimate in the infinity of the reflection.

Inclusive Kitchens' Competition

Interior - 22.02.2017

Inclusive Kitchens' Competition Vao Interiorismo (first prize)

Organizado por el Grupo Cosentino, el primer concurso de cocinas adaptadas ha premiado la propuesta de Vao Interiorismo. La intervención satisface las necesidades de una persona con paraplejia y su pareja, sin perder de vista la estética ni la sostenibilidad de la vivienda pasiva. "Desde el primer momento, el objetivo principal fue adaptar la cocina a sus necesidades sin perder por ello funcionalidad, capacidad ni por supuesto sacrificar la estética y el diseño. Se decidió centrar el protagonismo de la cocina en una isla, que se convierte en el eje de la cocina y alrededor de la cual, el cliente se puede mover sin limitación alguna. La isla está compuesta por dos zonas. La zona de cocción construida con 2 cajones suspendidos, bajo los que se crea un espacio donde se pueda mover con total libertad con la silla de ruedas. Para mayor seguridad, se reforzó la parte inferior de estos cajones con un bastidor de hierro pintado en la misma tonalidad de la cocina, con el fin de que pasara desapercibido. La parte trasera de la isla está compuesta por un cajonero de gran capacidad, una puerta y un