Wood-burning stove factory
The summer nights in the iconic garden of the Ritz are back in its reopening by Mandarin Oriental and Quique Dacosta, chef in charge of all the concepts of the hotel (great hotel), from the gastronomic Deessa to the Pictura cocktail bar. On the terrace, world cuisines, with a rogue touch, which translate into options such as simple ham croquettes, ceviches, tacos and even Valencian paella and rice dishes. Average price: 45 euros. www.mandarinoriental.es
They speak of it as one of the most “top” of Madrid, the “place to be” of the season. Nice, it is a while, a corner with raffia armchairs, natural fabric lamps, banana plants … An oasis in the center of Madrid that completes this restaurant with several spaces, from a “market” at the entrance to take a wine and buy, for example, some good tomatoes to a room in which to account for its product menu, very focused on vegetables and dishes of always. Live flamenco on Fridays tops off the plan. Average price: 50 euros. www.restauranteabascal.com
What tomatoes. What lettuces. And what an atmosphere. What was Fox and then Floren Domezáin, with that terrace in that idyllic garden in Chamberí, is now Abascal and the terrace is still as nice or even nicer. Raffia armchairs, natural fabric lamps, banana plants… An oasis in the center that is completed with several spaces, from a “market” at the entrance to take a wine and buy something from the garden to a room in which to give account of its product menu, very focused on the vegetable and traditional dishes. Average price: 50 euros. www.restauranteabascal.com
With its non-stop and temperature-conditioned schedule, the terrace of El Escondite de Villanueva has a varied menu that adapts to every moment of the day and has become, in its own right, a must in the Barrio de Salamanca. A coquettish viewpoint from which to contemplate the comings and goings of the city while enjoying a full breakfast, an aperitif, a lunch with its Mediterranean-inspired dishes, as well as an end of dinner with refreshing cocktails.Average price: 35 euros. www.elesconditedevillanueva.com
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<p style=”text-align: justify;”>Pocos días atrás falleció uno de los fundadores y compositores principales de la legendaria banda de rock progresivo Yes, su bajista Chris Squire. Más allá de su innegable legado musical, quería tomar la conexión de nuestra realidad presente con una de las letras más evocativas escritas por la dupla Squire – Anderson: La de “Perpetual change”, joya de The Yes Album.</p>
<p style=”text-align: justify;”>La canción nos presenta una realidad innegable: por más y mejores intentos que hagamos de controlar al mundo y nuestro entorno, terminará siempre siendo él quien se imponga y determine nuestro actuar. Entonces, ya entrando a la reflexión personal, el ser humano organizado en sociedad tiene que tomar una decisión que resume todas sus decisiones vitales: nos subimos al tren del cambio perpetuo o esperamos que ese tren, cargado de realidad, nos pase por encima y nos termine eliminando.</p>
<p style=”text-align: justify;”>Dicho en otras palabras y más desde la óptica del derecho, <strong>tenemos una opción de conservar estructuras jurídicas, sociales e incluso morales concebidas en estaciones pretéritas de la línea férrea del cambio perpetuo, o bien, podemos dinamizar nuestras relaciones sociales con el fin de no destruirnos como sociedad o incluso, como especie.</strong></p>
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Architectural firm Squire & Partners seeks to reveal and highlight these elements, as they are encountered, while adding a series of contemporary interventions in order to repurpose the building as a modern and inspiring workspace.
At ground level, a striking reception area and active workshop enliven the street, while a triple-height void space provides respite. The model store reveals the process of experimentation and work within the office.
Divided into three areas, the store comprises a workshop, fabrication room and machine room. The original Burmese teak flooring has been restored and complemented with two handmade rugs, representing patterns found in the original building.
A lift shaft is removed and a grand central mahogany staircase appears, revealing original building elements such as decorative metalwork, carved mahogany handrails and decorated ceramic tiles.
A new rooftop level is added to provide a nearly five hundred meter restaurant and bar space for dining, sharing, socializing and events. The space is constructed with a green oak frame and coffered ceilings that rise to the upper windows. The bar is a continuous running surface of unpolished pewter.