High-end design and services don’t need to be at odds with the environment. Here’s our selection of the best hotels for lovers of architecture, interior design – and the planet!
Cultured yet unpretentious, harmonious and ever-evolving, and artistic with a firm eye on the decorative style of the context. This defines the ambiences created by this design and architecture studio that knows how to listen to – and respect – the spirit of a space.
We discover the studio of architect Teresa Sapey and designer Francesca Heathcote. A year ago, the two of them embarked on a professional collaboration that goes beyond their mother-daughter relationship.
It smells like London in spring, but it’s autumn and we’re in Madrid. In the Prosperidad district, to be precise. In this little square, if you follow the trail, you will see four shops with black and white striped awnings, some interiors painted in a bluish green that also recalls England and suddenly boxes, drawers, crowns, scissors, loops… signs that there has been a party here. And it’s the same every morning.
The urban paradigm shift includes bikes as a priority. It has been a long and slow road to raising awareness among citizens and institutions, because the goal is the optimal adjustment to a more agile and healthy kind of mobility. The first determining effect is less pollution, through gradual pedestrianisation and the steady introduction of bikes as an essential vehicle for urban cohesion.
Slow, that’s the idea, not only when choosing between the greengrocer and the hypermarket, but also in cooking, fashion, tourism, trade, exercise, sex and even in cities that claim to be in favour of this trend. But what does this philosophy, whose logo is an orange snail, really consist of?