Renovation of a Parador (state-run hotel typically within a historic building) located in an ancient monastery. The reform consisted in part of revealing the ancient brick and stone masonry of the previously existing structure. The austerity that characterizes religious architecture of this era permeates the space and the color palette to create a sense of calm. The restaurant is located inside the church. The high ceilings and light wells allowed us to raise the backs of the benches located against the walls to what would be unthinkable heights anywhere else. Olive trees are placed throughout.


Photography: Ryuchi Kimura