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BORNE APARTMENTS

7th April 2016

I’ve written about some striking apartments in Barcelona – Carrer Avinyó designed by David Kohn Architects is one of my favourites for its dramatic use of volume and sense of craftsmanship, not to mention those incredible floor tiles. And while this project by Mesura is very different to Carrer Avinyó in terms of aesthetics – where the latter was dramatic, this project is quiet and understated – they are linked by the beautiful use of materials.

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BARCELONA APARTMENT

14th October 2014

This amazing apartment caught my eye on Architectural Digest España and I had to share it. There’s so much to admire here, from the patina of those herringbone parquet floors to the overwhelming elegance of this interior, which feels almost gallery-like in the selection of artworks and mid-century furniture, including pieces by Jean Prouvé and Charlotte Perriand, and lighting by Serge Mouille.
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CARRER AVINYÓ

7th May 2014

If you noted my previous post, you’ll have clocked the geometric tiling obsession, and that post reminded me of this incredible property located in the heart of Barcelona. There’s geometric tiling, and then there’s geometric tiling – that is, tiles that are used as an integral design element, both in terms of their decoration and, as here, as a means of defining zones within an open plan living space. Continue Reading…

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OBSESSION NO 546: FLOOR TILES

29th April 2014

Okay, I’ll admit, the title of this post is a little misleading. It suggests that I have so far posted about 545 other obsessions (which I don’t think I have) but it struck me while looking at this apartment in Barcelona just how many posts on Copperline have made reference to one obsession or another, be it elegant Parisian apartments or houses clad in black timber (of which there are now too many examples to mention!). Continue Reading…