Barcelona Spain Architecture and Design

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

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.
- 2 months ago
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
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.
- 5 months ago
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
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.
- a year ago
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.
Barcelona’s Hottest New Hotel Draws Inspiration From a Rebellious Female Author
Sir Victor is a brand new, design-forward boutique hotel that draws inspiration from the people, culture, and landscape of Barcelona.
A House in Catalonia Comes Together Like a Collage
A designer adds another layer to an ever-evolving family home.
A Hip Live/Work Space Occupies an Old Theater in Barcelona
Cadaval & Solà-Morales converts a 19th-century theater into a lofty live/work space with an industrial edge.
A 19th-Century Banana Warehouse Becomes a Bright, Adaptable Home
Once a warehouse for bananas imported from the Canary Islands, a vaulted stone building in Barcelona is reborn as a contemporary triplex home.
This Catalan Home’s Stone Facade Hides a Secret Oasis
Amid the rolling green hills, ancient architecture, and winding, narrow streets of Catalonia sits a light-filled sanctuary with a stony exterior.
A Barcelona Couple Turn a Warehouse Addition Into a Live/Work Space
In search of a home, a Barcelona couple sense a chance for something more.
Stunning Tile Stars in This Renovated 19th-Century Pad in Barcelona
A turn-of-the-century apartment receives a stylish revamp that highlights gorgeous floor tiles and exposed brick throughout.
A Compact, Choppy Apartment in Barcelona Gets a Colorful, Quirky Remodel
A Barcelona architect applies his studio’s signature style to his own renovated residence.
Joan Lao, Adalina Coromines, and Africa Lao Turn an Old Spanish Farmhouse Into an Incredible Home
In the Baix Empordà region of Spain, a creative family transforms a 17th-century Catalonian farmhouse into a live/work and exhibition space.
An Iconic Estate in Spain Inspired by a Utopian Sci-Fi Novel
Step inside the wonderful world of Barcelona’s Walden 7.
A Luminous Plywood Addition Crowns This Mallorca Townhouse
City House by SMS Arquitectos features a second-floor townhouse extension that explores new possibilities with plywood.
A Winning Residence in the Spanish Pyrenees Mixes Modern and Rustic
Located in Spain’s Eastern Pyrenees, House in La Cerdanya by Dom Arquitectura sits in a restored, historic settlement, expressing its contemporary personality while adhering to...
A 1930s Barcelona Apartment Is Revitalized Into an Airy Abode
A triangular-shaped penthouse in the city center becomes a bright home that wonderfully connects with the outdoors.