Contemporary Hotel Viura in Spain by Designhouses
This ancient and illustrious wine country is the place where the old world charms of Spanish wineries now blend flawlessly with the ultramodern architecture of the Hotel Viura. Designed by Spanish architects Designhouses the hotel is located in the heart of a traditional village, next to the 17th century church, Viura’s architecture, is a true departure from traditional form: a series of concrete cubes, one on top of the other, that seem to rise out of the ground.
The architecture successfully links the interior to the exterior landscape; floor to ceiling windows throughout and private terraces ensure that there is always a view of the village, the Sierra de Cantabria or the church. Clever use of partitions, glass and sophisticated lighting add to the ambiance and fun. Materials and techniques have been brilliantly used together to create avant-garde work of art, strikingly different to its environment but nonetheless blending in to its surroundings.