Hotel Viura is a contemporary accommodation unit located in Villabuena de Álava in the Rioja Alavesa, Spain. Its modern architecture strongly contrasts its village landscape and form an interesting duo with the neighboring 17th century church.
Envisioned and implemented by Spanish architects Designhouses, the hotel’s appearance is surprising to say the least.
According to the official project description, the building is “composed of whimsically superimposed cubes that seem to surge forcefully from the center of the earth” and “punctuated by French windows that flood the rooms with views of the relaxing scenery“.
The Oscar Niemeyer International Cultural Centre or Centro Niemeyer (Spanish: Centro Cultural Internacional Oscar Niemeyer), (popularly known as el Niemeyer), is the result of the combination of a cultural complex designed by the Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer and an international cultural project. The center is located on the estuary of Avilés, Asturias (Spain). It was inaugurated on the 26 of May 2011.
The architect described the Niemeyer Centre as "An open square to the humankind, a place for education, culture and peace".
It is possible to see the buildings from different places, even from the air. Its size and white, red and yellow colours highlight its location in the landscape of the town.
Oscar Niemeyer's vision is based on three pillars: education, culture and peace. The Centro Niemeyer tries to be a magnet for the three elements. The Niemeyer Centre also tries to combine international and national products. ...continue reading "Centro Niemeyer, Avilés, Asturias"
4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, Area Lot 884m2, Built area 468m2, Swimming-pool, Resale, Sotogrande, Cádiz
Las Cimas de Almenara is a gated and guarded community with first class communal facilities. Las Cimas II is made up of 18 houses that have all been designed using the same criteria as the first phase, which has become one of Sotogrande's best examples of how to enjoy all the benefits of community living. It boasts unique architecture where colour and textures share the limelight with light and water. Courtyards, terraces and wide open spaces make Las Cimas de Almenara a peaceful haven. All the houses have a garden and private pool, with communal maintenance for both. To maintain the desired level of privacy the only communal areas are for access and service. The community is designed to offer a concierge and security service, to give you the peace of mind you need.
Integrated into its surroundings on a natural vantage point, Las Cimas de Almenara is a truly unique setting in one of the most exclusive and sought-after locations of all the Mediterranean. From this privileged location the views are spectacular. It is a beautiful landscape where the green of the golf courses contrasts with the blue of the sea, bringing out the whiteness of this exclusive development's unique architecture. Enjoying these privileges is reserved for a select few, those looking for the ultimate luxury. ...continue reading "Modern Mediterranean Style: Villa in Sotogrande, Cádiz"
OmasC arquitectos designed a functional and bright house, ideal for families, nearby the sea, on the Northern Coast of Spain. Marking the boundaries between public and private, a large wooden gate serves as an entrance. A narrow paved alley meanders through the green courtyard and then it stops. You’re at the entrance. As your steps wriggle on the alley and search for imposing details, the house raises on a small plot of land, luring you to step inside. The architects played with volumes and different angles and eventually completed a residence that houses a kitchen, a living room and a dining room on the ground floor and three bedrooms on the first floor.
The inside is welcoming, as expected. The wide windows adorned with translucent blinds surprise with their omnipresence. Each room is flooded by the natural light, creating through such a simple detail, an optimistic and luminous space.
Spanish architects XPIRAL Architecture created this eclectic house design in their home town of Murcia, Spain. The house features a cantilevered concrete volume that extends across an outdoor entertaining area opening onto the indoors. An unusual metal enclosure of rust and adorned with colored tiles, surrounds the main structure of concrete with a mirrored volume – an unusual feature that gives this home a contemporary style. This interior courtyard house plan welcomes you in with an indoor/outdoor area, while interiors are an attention-grabbing blend of polished floors, raw concrete walls and what appear to be particle-board walls.
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