When the architecture firm MINIM was asked to restore this winery in the Priorat region of Spain, liquid filled the basement and it was partially in ruins. They turned it into a gorgeous juxtaposition of new and old elements, complete with living space to entertain clients and guests.
The original building was an abandoned wheat warehouse. MINIM adhered to the original footprint of the building and kept or replaced many of the traditional elements. The oversized wood door, originally built to allow cars access to the warehouse, was cleaned, while the beams and rushes of the deck were replaced by a local craftsman. Inside, they incorporated modern elements like native pine stairway, which conceals access to the cellar while leading up to the newly-build loft. The blend of stone walls and cleaned-lined counters and furniture look casually cool together — perfect for tasting wine (or just hanging out) in style.
For more about the winery, see MINIM.
Images: Albert Font for MINIM