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_MG_8177Name: Pujades11
Type: Design & Interior Architecture
Size: 60 m2
Location: Barcelona City, Spain
Design & Architecture: Studio P10 & Miel Arquitectos

Pujades11_StudioP10When it comes to tackling a new project, we objectively push the boundaries to exceed the limits. Always searching for the unique perspective, the different angle, the fresh idea.

Testing the limits of creativity, our aim is ultimately to surprise ourselves. Constantly searching for discovery to hone and tighten our skills. Convincing us that these little experiments will reveal the theme and melody of our vision of living.

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Name: Parlament29
Type: Design & Interior Architecture
Size: 48 m2
Location: Barcelona City, Spain
Design & Architecture: Studio P10 & Miel Arquitectos
Photography: Mila Belyaeva

Parlament29_StudioP10Parlament29 is our investigation into the contrasts of 21st century urban living, a cocoon of peace and tranquility in the heart of a bustling city.

The Objectives: Deconstructing the rigid barriers of the 1890 Eixample layout. The North facing apartment is designed to funnel the light reflecting from the opposite buildings and courtyard.

With the utilisation of the 48sqm2 space being the key aim, individual zones create a flexible response to the residential needs – Work, Rest, Play, Fuel & Hygiene.

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The Premise: Our strategy lay in connecting a happening of personal and social use inside a double skin. A nest of peacefulness positioned at the center of the space, acting as a diagonal channel, infusing the light to penetrate deeper into the eating – living – working area, continuing through to the kitchen area and finally the bathroom.

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MBM Architects

With the sad news this month of the passing of David McKay, co-founder of MBM architects and master-mind of the 1992 Olympic Village. It seems an appropriate time to look back on the influence of his work and MBM’s imprint on the city of Barcelona.

Next time you wander down Las Ramblas, passing the entrance to the La Boqueria, glance to your left. You’ll see El Palau Nou de la Rambla, an MBM architectural project completed in 1993. But more importantly you’ll also see the 14th century gothic tower of La Basílica del Pi.

Where most of the edifices on Las Ramblas are solid, the clients of El Palau Nou were persuaded by David MacKay to purposely design their project with a large section extracted. Sacrificing valuable floor space and square meterage, the city and more importantly the citizens benefitted from a direct visual connection, an artery running from Las Ramblas directly back into the Gothic centre.

It’s little details such as this, sometimes noticed but generally taken for granted, which embodies the great urban planning and architectural thinking of MacKay and MBM.

Palau_Nou_Rambla_MBM_BarcelonaThe Barcelona Blueprint

In a time before the ‘Starchitect’, where architecture and urban design was based on the needs and requirements of the citizens and not radical visual concepts designed to draw crowds of spectators. MBM set about re-designing the blueprint of Barcelona, creating a new blank canvas.

Lacking vanity and egotism, MBM had the foresight to integrate the past to the future. Extending Cerdà’s long Diagonal, which dissects the Eixample, down to the sea. Paving the way for architects of the future to create the third strategic post-olympic plan, turning the industrial Poble Nou into the creative hub of television, art, design and publications houses.

Where Gaudí was Barcelona’s artistic, eccentric black sheep, MBM was the serious studious cousin. Connecting the chaotic dots and crossing the dis-jointed t’s.

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Studio P10 is proud to present Salva46. The completed design and interior renovation project, of their collaboration with Miel Arquitectos.

Name // Salva46 Type // Design & Interior Architecture

Size // 63 m2

Location // Barcelona City, Spain

Design & Architecture // Studio P10 & Miel Arquitectos

Photography // Asier Rua

Salva46_StudioP10_Barcelona Salva46 is our investigation into flexible co-existence.Exploring the nomadic lifestyle of the 21st century. Where movement and fluidity contrast with privacy and stability. An experiment in shared micro living – two equally balanced spaces pivoted by a central communal area. A play of opposites in a world of conformists. Salva46_StudioP10 Salva46_StudioP10_Barcelona

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Vinçon

Like moths to a flame Vinçon’s warm glow of red neon has been drawing shoppers since the late 1960’s.

Offering products from the classic to the quirky, Vinçon sits in a privileged position on Passeig de Gracia. A contemporary home design store and Barcelona institution of chic. Oozing cool in an age of internet shopping and Amazon deliveries. Vinçon remains box fresh.

The Vinçon Retail PhilosophyFernando Amat

Based in the former home and studio of Catalan artist Ramon Casas, it’s architectural structures and form create the perfect frame to highlight the products and furnishings, and a terrace overlooking La Pedrera forms the perfect backdrop.

Formerly a porcelain imports firm founded in 1934. Fernando Amat, architect, interior designer and co-owner, re-vitalised the store in the late 60’s. Amat, the second generation owner, turned the retail concept on it’s head, taking inspiration from Terence Conran’s London store. Instilling a philosophy in which the products themselves were the exhibits, and the store a relaxed public space to view and enjoy.

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