Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Aire de Bardenas.

The Aire de Bardenas hotel is in the desert outside of Zaragoza, Spain. It's a pretty out there, true, but it happens to be exactly between Barcelona, San Sebastian and Madrid, so if road-tripping it's actually a convenient stop.

The hotel is a lesson in reserved modernism. The blonde pine and stark white walls have a scandinavian simplicity to them, and the restaurant and amenities were exceptional. We found the whole place especially refreshing after a week spent in the hustle and bustle of Barcelona.

I would strongly suggest a room with a soaking tub. As an American conditioned to think hot tubs should have neck rests and massaging jets aimed at every muscle I was skeptical, but after a night soak under the stars in the quiet of the desert I am convinced.

(all photos via Aire de Bardenas)


  1. Oh my heavenly days, as my grandmother says- this place is TO DIE FOR. Reminds me, just design-wise, of this house featured in Dwell not too long was built out of old shipping containers. Really inspiring spaces! Just found your blog- love it!

    Here's the link:

  2. get the f*ck out.

    so jealous.

    hey, bb s, i love shipping container arch, & i had never seen that one! i think i saw someone made a studio on joshua tree with one, do you know of it?