Barcelona, Day One
When the plane's wheels touched ground this morning at 7am, it was still dark in Barcelona. We, a motley crew of design-website editors, had just spent a long eight hours flying over the Atlantic with—horrors!—no wifi. Even though the sun was just rising as we sped away from the airport, we resisted the siren song of hotel beds and Internet clicking, and immediately embarked upon a rousing tour of Catalan architecture, art and design.
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- Layer by layer, a crumbling 18th-century flat in the middle of Barcelona finds new life at the hands of architect Benedetta Tagliabue.
- Bubbling with an electrical energy and warmed by the Mediterranean sun, Barcelona is unsurprisingly one of Europe’s liveliest destinations.
- Take a photographic odyssey through a sample of the best architecture and design on the Iberian peninsula.
- Hammocks can range from casual to luxurious, showing up everywhere from backyards to boutique hotels. Here are 6 swingin’ hammock arrangements from the Dwell archives.
Delta is a series of fabric shades based on traditional box pleating techniques. Resembling a rocket engine, this product was named after an astrodynamic number (Delta-v) making it a space and earth friendly fixture.
- From a tiny glass house in Belgium to a serene 17th-century oil mill converted home in Italy, these eight modern homes have been thoughtfully designed from the inside out.
- These six homes are contemporary gems in disguise: traditional on the outside, but strikingly modern within.
- On our second day in Barcelona, fueled by café con leche and enough jamon to kill a horse, we excitedly settled into a breakneck tour of modern Catalan design and architecture.