Barcelona Spain Architecture and Design

Browse Dwell stories about modern homes, design, and architecture in and around Barcelona, Spain.

A Puzzled-Together Stair Elevates a Fashion Designer’s Barcelona Apartment
A Puzzled-Together Stair Elevates a Fashion Designer’s Barcelona Apartment
Its melange of treads serve as the centerpiece of this elegantly renovated wabi-sabi flat.
The Barn Is Now the Living Space at This 16th-Century Home in the French Pyrenees
Paris firm Plan Común rejigged the floor plan of the stone and concrete country residence for energy efficiency and improved indoor/outdoor flow.
Drop-Dead Tile Sets the Tone in This Elegant Barcelona Renovation
Cometa Architects finessed a new plan that includes a radiant living and dining area with original patterned floors.
A Net-Zero Home in Spain Centers Around a Soaring Atrium
A Net-Zero Home in Spain Centers Around a Soaring Atrium
Slow Studio Arquitectura designed the double-height space as a flexible living area, but it also optimizes the residence’s thermal performance.
In Spain, a Brick Home Built in Place of an Old Tennis Court Is All Aces
The indoor/outdoor plan by architect Sanchis Olivares features pockets of greenery that pop against its crisp clay bricks.
This Unremarkable ’80s Flat in Barcelona Was Ripe for Reinvention
There was nothing worth saving, so Forma Arquitectura employed metallic accents, mirrored partitions, and strategic sight lines to transform the dull flat into a dynamic home.
Marés Stone Meets Playful Color at This Apartment Renovation in Spain
The texture of the gold-hued walls and ceiling is balanced with red steel beams, polished concrete, and pops of pink.
Burnt-Orange Tile Sets a Fun and Funky Tone for a Family’s Compact Barcelona Apartment
The earthy hue runs the length of the small space, which is cleverly divided into public and private zones.
How One Midcentury Design Dealer Is Taking a Chance on the Odd and Obscure
Clément Cividino’s fascination with forgotten prefab designs has become a full-blown obsession. His latest? An ingenious structure with a checkered past.
Local Sandstone and Plenty of Pine Keep This Mallorca Beach Home Light and Bright
Architect Pau Munar and his girlfriend, Victoria Rodriguez, design a luminous base for weekend surfing excursions on the Mediterranean island’s northern coast.
An Outdoor Courtyard Becomes the Living Room of a Family’s Barcelona Row House
An Outdoor Courtyard Becomes the Living Room of a Family’s Barcelona Row House
Their gathering space connects to the kitchen and features a built-in bench, a barbecue, and a shade mechanism to stay cool.
Sunny Tile Shines in a 100-Year-Old Spanish Apartment With a Secret Patio
The renovation of a century-old home in Valencia put DG Estudio to the test—and the firm passed with flying colors.
In Mallorca, a Once-Crumbling Home Captures the Serenity of the Mediterranean
Ideo Arquitectura Boutique uses local materials to revitalize a 200-year-old residence, emphasizing a connection with its rear courtyard.
A Tired Townhome Becomes Three Charismatic Flats in Barcelona’s Gràcia Neighborhood
At an apartment set above a storefront, Mira Architecture creates an arrangement of three units and peels back layers of ’70s plaster to reveal rosy brick and ceramic tile.
A Tiny Cabin Enhances a Family Retreat on the Edge of a Pine Forest in Southern France
The 376-square-foot Pine Nut Cabane by Daab Design adds a minimal guest suite with plywood interiors and matte-black finishes to a multigenerational family getaway.
Original Tile Sets the Stage for a Family’s Apartment Revamp in Barcelona
Atzur Arquitectura kept the 1930s flat’s original details, like barrel-vaulted ceilings and a mix of patterned floor tiles, but rearranged the interiors to maximize light.
A Carefully Converted Loft Near Barcelona’s Sagrada Família Asks €1.45M
The renovation maintains original elements of the 1961 factory including brick walls, hardwood floors, barrel-vaulted ceilings, stained-glass details, and even some of the...
A Refurbished Flat With Catalan-Vaulted Ceilings Lists for €760K in Barcelona
The 1,399-square-foot apartment maintains original details dating back to 1900, including shallow-arched, brick barrel vaults with wood beams and colorful mosaic floors.
A 17th-Century Stone Home in Spain Gets a Modern-Day Glow Up
A pandemic lockdown affords a young couple the opportunity to create a charmingly uncomplicated home in the Catalan countryside.
A Restored Duplex Apartment in Le Corbusier’s Iconic Cité Radieuse Seeks $437K
The 20th-century unit hosts a trove of original detail, including a Charlotte Perriand–designed kitchen and a staircase by Jean Prouvé.
A Bare-Bones Hunting Shelter on Mallorca Becomes a Sunny Retreat
Mariana de Delás revitalizes an old stone hut, devising a portable “solar wheelbarrow” to recharge its batteries.
An Old Brick House in Spain Becomes a Light-Filled Family Home
The renovation by miniArquitectura keeps the home’s charm intact, but creates opened-up spaces with a material palette to match.
A Spanish Family Sets Down Roots With a Cozy, Earth-Toned Passive House
Their barrel-vaulted dwelling is so efficient that they didn’t have to turn on the heater last winter.
A 1920s Barcelona Flat Trades Confining Walls for a Green-Painted Partition
Architecture office AMOO revitalizes a 650-square-foot bachelor pad with a focus on light and color.
A 1960s Mediterranean in Spain Becomes an Indoor/Outdoor Oasis for Three Sisters
Las Tres Marias features a series of arches, terra-cotta tiles, and opened-up interiors that provide the sisters with a breezy holiday home near the coast.
A City Dwelling in Spain Puts a Premium on Outdoor Space
On a corner lot in Valencia, Piano Piano Studio combines cozy courtyards with double-height interiors to create an airy, light-filled home.
Antoni Gaudí’s First-Ever Designed House Lists on Airbnb for $1
The legendary architect’s Casa Vicens will open its doors in Barcelona for an exclusive one-night stay.
Original Mosaic Tile Lays the Groundwork for an Apartment Revamp in Spain
To renovate a penthouse in Valencia, DG Estudio began by restoring sheen to its historic charms.
A Breezy, Barrel-Vaulted Home Springs Up on a Balearic Isle
A new home on the island of Formentera fuses Mediterranean craft with the lay of the land.
A 1960s Time Capsule in Spain Gets the Bachelor Pad Treatment
In Zaragoza, the humdrum exterior of a working-class home goes unmarred, but inside are flowing, loftlike interiors.