Fab 40: 'Villa Julia' Playhouse, Javier Mariscal

‘Villa Julia’ is a smart little des res for sure. With a bold façade and lots of potential for the owner to place their own stamp on it, the playhouse was created by Spanish designer Javier Mariscal, who is as much a national mascot as Cobi, the dog he created for the Barcelona 1982 Olympics.

It may well be the easiest way to get a place near to this visionary – and it’s worth noting that where Mariscal goes other creative minds are sure to follow. Around the studio he set up in the eighties, in what was then an abandoned and run-down collection of warehouses in the Poblenou district, has now sprung up a quiet and leafy artists' community and impressive creative hub worth visiting.

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