Stone Designs – “El Portillo”

The Madrid based spanish design firm Stone designs (Cutu Mazuelos and Eva Prego) undertook the project to transform a cabin,which to this point had been uncared for, located at Javalambre ski station in Teruel, Spain into a café.

Stone design decided to paint the entire exterior of the cabin in black, so that it would contrast  the snowy landscape. In addition they collaborated with graphic artist Pepa Prieto who has given the outside of the cabin life, inhabiting the walls of the café with creatures painted in white as if they are emerging from the snowy ground.

The inside is completely different, painted white, in order to optimize the scarce light on cloudy days and create a cozy space, an escape from the harshest days of winter.