spanish design

ViVood: Tiny Pop-Up Wooden Home From Spain Comes With Built-in Solar Panels

ViVood: Tiny Pop-Up Wooden Home From Spain Comes With Built-in Solar Panels

ViVood was designed and manufactured in Spain using local materials and labor. Its technologically advanced design allows for easy mass production, and therefore lower costs. Its roof and walls pop-up

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H Arquitectes’ Gorgeous Wooden House 205 is Designed for Disassembly

H Arquitectes’ Gorgeous Wooden House 205 is Designed for Disassembly

The geometrical wooden House 205 stands firmly within a thicket of trees and bushes. Designed to have a minimal footprint on the ground it sits, the structure is built on a natural rocky platform atop

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Brilliant Energy-Generating JF-Kit House is Powered by People!

Brilliant Energy-Generating JF-Kit House is Powered by People!

JF-Kit is part pop-up gym, part self-sufficient off-grid home. The interior features a line of ‘domestic fitness furniture’ that enables residents to produce energy by pedaling a bike, doing sit

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The Best Green Designs From Barcelona’s FADfest Design Festival!

The Best Green Designs From Barcelona’s FADfest Design Festival!

This wall vegetation system by Nodo17 Architects is constructed from a cage of galvanized sheet metal and geo-textile felt, and it features an incorporated drip irrigation system. The lightweight design

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Jose Hurtados’s Extraordinary Hubless Twist Bike Can be Turned into a Tandem

Jose Hurtados’s Extraordinary Hubless Twist Bike Can be Turned into a Tandem

We're not sure how comfortable it will be to sit on the Twist's saddle, which pivots on the same arm as the handlebars, or how easily the bike will come to a stop with the hubless wheels, but the

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Simple Wheelchairs Made From Reused Plastic Chairs Help Injured People in Rwanda

Simple Wheelchairs Made From Reused Plastic Chairs Help Injured People in Rwanda

In order to make wheelchairs more accessible to people in developing countries, two designers are revamping common plastic chairs with a little bit of creative common sense. By affixing the widely

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Nacho Carbonell’s Quirky Cocoon Benches Provide a Retreat from Everyday Life

Nacho Carbonell’s Quirky Cocoon Benches Provide a Retreat from Everyday Life

We all know that avoiding information overload is pretty difficult these days, but here are some interesting (to say the least) designs that will help you regain your sense of self. Handmade by Design

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Tomas Alonso’s A Side Table Saves Space by Collapsing in a Snap

Tomas Alonso’s A Side Table Saves Space by Collapsing in a Snap

Designed for small spaces and easy portability, designer Tomas Alonso's A Side Tables can be folded flat in just seconds. Made from powder coated steel, ash and laminated plywood, these collapsible round

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Modern Bio Diversity Center in Southern Spain Melts Into the Agricultural Landscape

Modern Bio Diversity Center in Southern Spain Melts Into the Agricultural Landscape

CUAC Arquitectura's Bio Diversity Center is designed around a traditional patio that was once part of the original building located on the center's site. The project took great care to maintain the site's

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Blauvent Recycles Old Paraglider Gear Into Cool New Accessories

Blauvent Recycles Old Paraglider Gear Into Cool New Accessories

Blauvent is a Spain-based company that has created a line of recycled bags and accessories for paraglider pilots, made by paraglider pilots! Each item in Blauvent's unique eco-friendly line is

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Comfy Flour Bag Seats Pay Homage to the Traditional 3AM Bakers’ Rest

Comfy Flour Bag Seats Pay Homage to the Traditional 3AM Bakers’ Rest

03AM puffs are designed to pay homage to traditional bakers who used to rest on flour sacks while waiting for their first batch of baked goods at 3AM. Designed by Spanish Pensando en Blanco and Teixidors,

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Easy Garbage Transforms and Reuses Eco-Unfriendly Plastic Bags as Trash Bags

Easy Garbage Transforms and Reuses Eco-Unfriendly Plastic Bags as Trash Bags

If you've been looking for an easy and effective way to reuse those eco-unfriendly plastic bags, look no further than Easy Garbage. Created by Spanish design duo Javier Taberner Gomez-Ferrer and Nacho

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Casa Cedeira: Spanish Prefab Home Sprouts a Lush Forest Motif on its Walls

Casa Cedeira: Spanish Prefab Home Sprouts a Lush Forest Motif on its Walls

Measuring 525 square feet, Casa Cedeira is located within the eucalyptus forests of Galicia in northwest Spain. It is built from galvanized steel, which gives the house a gorgeous red shine as it gets

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Spanish Cabezo de la Almagra Museum and Archeological Park Rises from the Ruins

Spanish Cabezo de la Almagra Museum and Archeological Park Rises from the Ruins

The green hill on which the structure sits is imbued with history, seeing everything from Roman to Muslim settlements. Rising from the mound, the Cabezo de la Almagra makes a striking contrast to the

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Gigantic Bubbly Vitam’Parc Sports Center Pops Up in France

Gigantic Bubbly Vitam’Parc Sports Center Pops Up in France

L35's main architectural goal was to design a set of shells that would enclose the different areas of the complex and fit organically within the landscape, despite the project's large-scale dimensions.

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Casa Leon: Low-Impact Home Mimics the Spanish Mountains With a Sloping Green Roof

Casa Leon: Low-Impact Home Mimics the Spanish Mountains With a Sloping Green Roof

Casa Leon consists of three airy and bright rooms joined by a single vertex. This layout makes the home's interior spaces feel connected yet separate at the same time. Big windows offer amazing

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Estres Studio’s Elegant Beo Lamp is Made From Renewable Materials Without Glue or Screws

Estres Studio’s Elegant Beo Lamp is Made From Renewable Materials Without Glue or Screws

Spain-based Estres Studio's Beo Lamp is a hanging pendant light made from various natural materials that are nested together without using screws or glue. The elegant pendant lamp is a 2.7-inch high disc

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Martín Azúa’s Furniture Creates a Cozy Home for Plants and Animals

Martín Azúa’s Furniture Creates a Cozy Home for Plants and Animals

If sustainable design is about designing to enhance our relationship with nature, then Martín Azúa's designs are the perfect example of this principle in action. The Spanish designer created 'La Vida

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Mr. Simon’s Clever Cóm-oda Writing Desk Transforms Into a Set of Six Chairs

Mr. Simon’s Clever Cóm-oda Writing Desk Transforms Into a Set of Six Chairs

´Cóm-oda´ is a clever piece of multi-tasking furniture that transforms from an old-fashioned writing desk into a set of six director's chairs in an instant. Designed by Spanish studio Mr. Simon, the

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Spain’s San Telmo Museum Boasts a Perforated Green Façade

Spain’s San Telmo Museum Boasts a Perforated Green Façade

The San Telmo Museum was originally a convent, and the team of architects in charge of the renovation worked towards respecting its primitive shapes and original looks. First opened in 1902, the building

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Spectacular Handbuilt Home Blossoms Out of Coastal Rocks in Spanish Canary Islands

Spectacular Handbuilt Home Blossoms Out of Coastal Rocks in Spanish Canary Islands

We've reported on homes built into cliffs and caves before, but it's not often that we see such a simple take that forgoes the use of heavy-duty machinery for traditional hand-building techniques. While

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Magnificent Factoría Joven Skate Park is a Luminous Oasis in Mérida

Magnificent Factoría Joven Skate Park is a Luminous Oasis in Mérida

Factoría Joven surprised adults and kids when it opened its doors in Mérida last March. The old capital of Lusitania, home to a unique UNESCO World Heritage Site, now houses one of Spain’s most

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Cheap Cardboard Packaging Protects One of the World’s Most Expensive Olive Oils

Cheap Cardboard Packaging Protects One of the World’s Most Expensive Olive Oils

Choosing a cheap, recyclable cardboard to protect one of the world's most expensive olive oils is not the most obvious of design choices, but Spanish multidisciplinary design studio CuldeSac™ packed a

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Petz Scholtus’ Clean Mix Kit Will Inspire You Make Your Own Eco-Cleaning Products

Petz Scholtus’ Clean Mix Kit Will Inspire You Make Your Own Eco-Cleaning Products

Clean Mix is a very clever yet simple idea by Treehugger’s Petz Scholtus. Created in her studio, Poko Design, Scholtus developed a basic cleaning kit that consists of a refillable spray bottle and jar

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Madrid’s Palacio de Cibeles Renovated Into Jaw-Dropping CentroCentro Cultural Center

Madrid’s Palacio de Cibeles Renovated Into Jaw-Dropping CentroCentro Cultural Center

Photo © Sofía Menéndez Originally designed by architects Antonio Palacios y Joaquin Otamendi, Palacio de Cibeles (also known as Communications Palace) opened its doors in 1919 and quickly became a

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Javier Mariscal’s Stylish Recycled Plastic Chair is Designed for Disassembly

Javier Mariscal’s Stylish Recycled Plastic Chair is Designed for Disassembly

Multi-talented Spanish designer Javier Mariscal recently unveiled a recycled plastic chair that is designed for disassembly, inexpensive to produce, and very stylish indeed. Produced by Mobles 114, the

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Hair Chair: A Furry Alphabet Letter Chair Made from Corrugated Cardboard

Hair Chair: A Furry Alphabet Letter Chair Made from Corrugated Cardboard

At first glance the aesthetic value of this furry alphabet seat is somewhat questionable. But when you put this fuzzy little stool in the context of Arquitécnica Gallery’s upcoming show, “My

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