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22 11, 2019

ARCHITECTURAL RESTORATION: The importance of trades to maintain the history of the buildings

2019-11-22T11:40:53+00:00November 22nd, 2019|

We are about to finish the restoration works for a residential building located at Calle Zorrilla in Madrid. The building was listed by the Heritage Department, the heritage protection included the façade, the timber structure protection and some elements like the main staircase. The briefing was to design luxury apartments, but we have also tried [...]

4 05, 2018

Almoneda Antik Passion

2019-08-05T19:15:41+00:00May 4th, 2018|

Once again, nostalgic and collectors people were in luck because their most expected appointment had come to Madrid, the spring antiques fair, which has a new name, Almoneda Antik Passion. It was a great opportunity to buy antiques at a good price. Old objects are not always expensive. It is still possible to find a [...]

3 04, 2018

To Guillermo and Pepe

2019-08-05T20:13:17+00:00April 3rd, 2018|

One year ago we started the structural consolidation works of a building located at Carrera de San Jeronimo, in Madrid. We have had four months to analyze the structure, which showed a serious decay and had suffered several collapses. Within two weeks from now we shall complete this job, which with no hesitation has been [...]

14 07, 2017

Mockups and Historical models. Engineering and Construction

2019-08-05T19:15:04+00:00July 14th, 2017|

Sol Station. Madrid NOTES ON A VISIT From the last 7th of June to the 17th of September, Conde Duque in Madrid host an exhibition of mockups and historical models that reflects the engineering and construction of 33 examples. Location and lighting on mockup exhibition contribute to a correct display of the building muscle from [...]

22 06, 2017

Casa Decor 2017. The power of light and colour

2019-08-05T19:14:46+00:00June 22nd, 2017|

If you are an enthusiastic of interior design and you like following the trendy alternatives, “Casa Decor” must be one of your annual visits. This year is the 25th Anniversary in Madrid, renovating an historical building in Calle Antonio Maura 8, within Jerónimos neighbourhood, just behind “Museo del Prado”. Its exceptional location, architectural characteristics and [...]

6 06, 2017

Camino de Santiago

2019-08-05T19:14:23+00:00June 6th, 2017|

We have recently visited Galicia in a different way, walking the “Camino de Santiago”. Despite the effort that the way means, it is worth to enjoy the very well preserved traditional architecture in the area within an amazing natural environment. It should be pointed the “hórreos” (typical raised granary ) and the use of granite [...]

5 04, 2017

Il Salone with Matimex

2019-08-05T19:13:53+00:00April 5th, 2017|

We have been invited by Matimex to visit Porcelaingres factory at Maranello and the Salone del Mobile at Milano. We were very impressed with the production system at the factory and the quality control of the pieces, as well as the sustainability policy. This is our first visit to the Salone and, as everybody has [...]

21 03, 2017

Building at the Hammada

2019-08-05T19:13:16+00:00March 21st, 2017|

We have been to the Algerian Hammada, at the Sahrawi refugee camps. Hammada is a type of desert landscape consisting of high, largely barren, hard, rocky plateaus, with very little sand. Hamadas are produced by the wind removing the fine products of weathering: an aeolian process known as deflation. The finer-grained products are taken away [...]