Barcelona Spain Architecture and Design

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

A Refurbished Flat With Catalan-Vaulted Ceilings Lists for €760K in Barcelona
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 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.
A Spanish Family Sets Down Roots With a Cozy, Earth-Toned Passive House
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.
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.
A Renovated Barcelona Flat Glows With All-White Interiors and Restored Brick Ceilings
Allaround Lab completely revamps an 800-square-foot apartment, uncovering original barrel-vaulted ceilings and installing custom cabinetry from front to back.
A Seaside Home Near Barcelona Gets a Bright Update With a Top-Level Library
Enric Rojo Arquitectura transforms a multilevel townhouse in Catalonia to evolve with its longtime residents.
An Architect’s 1950s Barcelona Flat Pops With Geometric Color
The founder of Raúl Sánchez Architects restyles his dated corner unit behind a chamfered facade in Barcelona’s Poblenou area.
Before & After: An Abandoned Office Is Reborn as a Serene Garden Home in Barcelona
Before & After: An Abandoned Office Is Reborn as a Serene Garden Home in Barcelona
Scala Studio transforms a disused, ground-floor workspace into a tranquil family dwelling.
An Off-Grid “Quarantine Cabin” Near Barcelona Harvests Sunlight and Rainwater
Designed and built by a group of students in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Voxel allows its residents to operate self-sufficiently for 14 days.
A Family’s Forsaken Stone Farmhouse in Spain Is Delicately Restored
Returning to old stomping grounds, two siblings enlist Acabadomate to revive the 19th-century residence in Catalonia.
A Dreamy Home in Catalonia Celebrates the Mediterranean Way of Life
Spanish architecture studio Mesura draws inspiration from the landscape and local vernacular to craft a rural retreat for a large family.
A Pair of Pink and Purple Tiny Houses Take Root in an Idyllic Olive Grove
Mar Plus Ask designs two dreamy homes that take cues from the storied olive trees on the Spanish island of Mallorca.
An Abandoned Stone Quarry in Spain Becomes a Sublimely Minimalist Home
With the help of 3D laser scanning, Ensamble Studio excavates a quarry on the island of Menorca to create an experimental retreat.
A Renovation Turns a Once-Abandoned Barcelona Building Into an Airy Home
The design team combined a Japanese sensibility and Spanish details with pine finishes and a red tile floor.
Picture Windows and Sliding Doors Work Magic in This Cozy Barcelona Home
Clever interventions make the home feel larger than its compact 721 square feet.
Before & After: An Art Nouveau Carriage House Is Reborn as a Luxe Barcelona Loft
Architect Kirsten Schwalgien converts the former stable of a famed Catalan modernist building into a contemporary loft.
This Mallorcan Hotel Blends Medieval Architecture With Contemporary Luxury
A quartet of spacious new villa suites and a revamped spa honor the hotel’s rugged landscape and historic setting.
A Fire-Ravaged Apartment in Barcelona Rises Again With Bold Color and Historic Charm
Tucked away in an Art Nouveau building, this colorful sanctuary fuses period details with contemporary updates.
Before & After: A Former Motorcycle Shop Roars to Life as a Breezy Home on Mallorca
Emerald-green tiles accent natural wood and limestone walls in this converted motorcycle repair shop in Palma de Mallorca.
16 Places to Stay in Barcelona for Less Than $100 a Night
Stay in this vibrant city for less—without compromising comfort and style.
This Secluded, 19th-Century Spanish Estate Is the Perfect Escape From Winter Blues
French architects Atelier du Pont gave this historic finca in Menorca a modern update befitting its posh amenities while staying true to its local roots.
On Mallorca, a Hillside Home Captures Views With Strategically Stacked Boxes
Floor-to-ceiling glass and clever angling allows this coastal home to frame spectacular views.
Before & After: A Divided Apartment in Barcelona Turns Into a Sunny, Social Home
Nook Architects reimagines a drab, partitioned apartment by downplaying the bedrooms and focusing on bright, connected spaces.
This Low-Impact Home Links a Family Closer to Each Other and the Spanish Landscape
Nestled in the wine country of Tarragona, Spain, Casa Almudena emphasizes connection through an intriguing open-plan concept and elements of indoor/outdoor living.
Barrel-Vaulted Ceilings Take This Barcelona Apartment to New Heights
Terra-cotta and wood tones preserve the authentic character of this revamped city oasis.
Top Design Cities 2019: Barcelona, Spain
Architect Benedetta Tagliabue, a force in Barcelona’s design scene for decades who has watched the city evolve, gives us her perfect itinerary.
Michael Douglas Lists His Palatial Mallorca Estate For $32.7M
Sitting on 190 acres, the sprawling seaside villa comes with seven buildings, a wine cellar, a multimedia lounge, and a luxe spa.
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