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Name: Parlament19
Type: Design & Interior Architecture
Size: 74 m2
Location: Barcelona City, Spain
Design & Architecture: Studio P10 & Miel Arquitectos

Two windows facing a party wall, our point of reference, the beginning of the project..  Where serendipity arose and focused our purpose.

Parlament19 is our experiment with reflective ergonomics. A creative distribution of mirrors enticing the glimmer of light, which cautiously entered this third floor Sant Antoni apartment. Inviting the trees and the nature of the barrio into the space.

We extended this design strategy to the internal distribution of space. Positioning a cube of mirrors, acting as a kaleidoscope of light at the geometric hinge of the apartment.

Internally, this golden cube houses those apartment services that can be utilised without natural light – the kitchen & two en-suite bathrooms. Externally, it creates the illusion of space that spreads to the bedrooms and communal areas.

Upon entry, the cube acts as a gatehouse inviting the visitor into it’s magnified surroundings.

Carefully balanced, the layout of Parlament19 rotates around the centrally boxed kitchen and bathrooms. It consists of a living / dining room & balcony, adjacent to a bedroom en-suite.

The final area, situated in the quieter internal mezzanine, consists of a bedroom, office / dining room and bathroom. Through a combination of sliding doors and curtains the space connects and disconnects from the rest of apartment, adapting to a social or intimate function.

A smattering of golden touches adds warmth and luminosity to the space in the form of structural reinforcements, handles, switches & fissures.

Parlament19 deepens our convictions that surprise is the best tool to enrich and rediscover. Where a closet (let’s imagine Narnia) waits at the end of the room with a whole universe inside.

What was hidden behind the golden flash in the Pulp Fiction briefcase? We are on it!

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Name: Pujades11

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


When 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.



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.


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


The Montjuïc Communications Tower

It’s over 20 years since Antonio Rebollo, the Paralympic archer, fired Barcelona into the 21st Century. Setting in motion a chain of events that would propel the city to European and world exposure. Ultimately transforming the once industrial pre-Olympic city into the thriving cultural, creative melting pot we know today.Close up of the Montjuic Communications Tower by Santiago Calatrava

The year was 1992, Catalan way of life, and the life of Santiago Calatrava, was set to change forever. Calatrava, an up and coming Valenciano architect, won the commission for the Montjuïc Communications Tower, joining a select few architects and artists invited to re-draw the Barcelona landscape.

Looking at the issues and negativity that currently surround his work. It’s easy to forget that Calatrava was once the darling of Spanish and European structural architecture.

From a background in civil engineering, Calatrava rose to prominence with early projects of bridges and railway stations. His career defining moment came in the early nineties, creating the emblem of the games and a symbol of hope for a nation, catapulting him to worldwide prominence.


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