The design of the AXEL Hotel on Atocha Street in Madrid superposes a series of historic references forming a complex and explosive tandem.
Adrià Goula photography
Interior renovation of the Arimon house in Sabadell, for Plàcid Garcia-Planas. Special emphasis was placed on the restoration of different layers of history in the house and integrating this with contemporary comfort.
The Stonewall house follows the material and constructive logics of the original wall-fence, but adapting them to current requirements. It is built entirely with load-bearing walls, reusing the stones from the old wall, mixing them with aggregate from the plot along with limestone and cement.
This early XX century patio-apartment presents the opportunity to reformulate the dwelling’s conditions, adapted to Mediterranean climate, in the urban density of Gracia’s district.
The assignment consisted in the construction of a guest pavilion as an extension of the main house. Our first thought was to create a shape clear and simple, a cuboid placed in the middle of the forest, changing as less as possible the surrounding characteristics, as if it had always been there.
At la Carme we wanted to keep and maximise the existing footprint of its original hydraulic mosaics with beautiful floor tiles. The damaged bits of the pavement were removed and replaced by pieces of the same format but flat, so that the colours of the new pieces are related by contrast or by appropriation of the existing colours of the original floor.