BD Barcelona Design is a Spanish company with decades of experience and international prestige. The team recently completed a design gallery in Barcelona, where creative minds in the country will be able to showcase and sale their works. The new exhibition space is a result of an architecture conversion, from an old industrial warehouse. Here is an excerpt from the official press release we were sent: “If Barcelona?s prolific design culture could be contained within four walls, it would have a new address. BD Barcelona Design?s new showroom gallery occupies a former industrial warehouse in [email protected], Barcelona?s emerging creative district. The new showroom gallery will act as a dynamic meeting point for Spain?s design community, make its collection available to be viewed (and purchased) by the public at large, and celebrate craftsmanship, luxury and that wondrous human capacity to imagine, innovate and create“. How do you appreciate the design of this exhibition space?
Inside the school, a wall made of cross-laminated timber separates classrooms from the main corridor, providing a space for storage and study. With very little to work with, the architects have managed to create a building that is much more than just the sum of all of its parts
An example of a huge success is Heneghan Peng Architects’ Giant’s Causeway Visitors’ Centre in Antrim, Northern Ireland. Using the large difference in level across the site, the architects created two folds in the landscape. Bold, but not conflicting with the rather bleak natural environment, these folds draw all the man-made areas together and create one fitting man-made break in the natural landscape. In the words of the architects themselves, There is no longer a building and a landscape, but building becomes landscape and the landscape itself remains spectacular and iconic