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Posada del Lucero

The Posada del Lucero is a haven of tranquility in Sevilla
A sanctuary, where guests lost in thoughts and dreams can wistfully imagine the hotel is an isolated and solitary place lost high in the mountains of the nearby Sierra Morena
Illusion are broken stepping into the harsh summer light of the casco antiguo  where it takes a moment to adjust to the urban bustle

Reformed ten years ago with lime plaster, walnut, oxidized steel and azulejos
Adolfo Pérez López‘s intervention uses the earthy nap of Cor-Ten; color and texture like the campos of Andalucía, and the unexpectedly placed azulejos; as in the past: fugitive colours, inexact forms and seemingly made with haste

Subtle, witty, inventive openings are opportunities, marking transitions
Caro-esque boxed steel pushing, pulling and manipulating the space around them
Street to entrance, courtyard to dining-room, corridors to rooms
Solid walls made pervious by sculpted Cor-Ten intrusions

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A ladder of oxidized steel defines the character of the Posada
Dominating Calle Almirante Apodaca it doesn’t impair the old facade or fail to be noticed along the street
A touch at variance with the architectonic tradition of the city, but the arrival of the strident Metrosol Parasol has lessened the impact and lately it’s matured into the fabric of the city

photography and text by Tim Harris

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This entry was published on May 29, 2017 at 6:30 pm. It’s filed under Andalucía, Architect, Architecture, Spain, Travel and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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