1 Dec 2010

Waiting for Godoy

INSTEAD of taking the title of Rioja's most famous red grape, tempranillo, boutique hotel Viura, which opened in May, recalls the region's most planted white vine. Although this might seem a peculiar move in a region where 85% of output is red, one glance at architects, Joseba and Xabier Aranburu's self consciously modern, yet surprisingly tactile structure reveals that they are unafraid of going against convention.