We leap to focus whenever Quintana Companions entire a venture. Based mostly in Barcelona and Menorca, Spain, interior designers Pol Castells and Benito Escat focus in what they term “giving waste a next likelihood.” Translation: they like to start out with historic, frequently derelict buildings and deftly renew them by exposing hidden layers—”the attractiveness powering all the paint”—and by introducing shored-up antiques. Sustainability guides their “reutilization mission”: see, for occasion, The All-Vintage Renovation and A Way With Outdated Kitchens.
In their newest resort undertaking, La Bionda Resort in the Costa Brava seashore town of Begur, they reworked a 17th-century townhouse into an 8-home parador that feels like a portal into yet another period. Working with operator Carla Lloveras, Pol and Benito developed their style all around the notion of a fictitious character, a 1930’s girl salon host who invited women of all ages artists, singers, writers, and actresses from all in excess of to arrive keep.
Be a part of us for a tour. The resort is open to company (and taking further protection steps) for people of us not not likely anywhere before long, each and every place is loaded with structure strategies really worth attempting out at residence.
Images courtesy of Quintana Associates, until noted.
In addition to preserving considerably of the original framework, Pol and Benito developed sustainability into the structure: the hotel’s web site notes, “we deliver most of our electrical electricity by photovoltaic panels that use solar electricity, and we crank out cooling, heating, and hot water as a result of an aerothermal program that uses electricity from the exterior air.” Photograph courtesy of La Bionda Lodge.