In this first stage, the catalogue focuses on the modern and contemporary architecture designed and built between 1832 –year of construction of the first industrial chimney in Barcelona that we establish as the beginning of modernity– until today.

The project is born to make the architecture more accessible both to professionals and to the citizens through a website that is going to be updated and extended. Contemporary works of greater general interest will be incorporated, always with a necessary historical perspective, while gradually adding works from our past, with the ambitious objective of understanding a greater documented period.

The collection feeds from multiple sources, mainly from the generosity of architectural and photographic studios, as well as the large amount of excellent historical and reference editorial projects, such as architectural guides, magazines, monographs and other publications. It also takes into consideration all the reference sources from the various branches and associated entities with the COAC and other collaborating entities related to the architectural and design fields, in its maximum spectrum.

Special mention should be made of the incorporation of vast documentation from the COAC Historical Archive which, thanks to its documental richness, provides a large amount of valuable –and in some cases unpublished– graphic documentation.

The rigour and criteria for selection of the works has been stablished by a Documental Commission, formed by the COAC’s Culture Spokesperson, the director of the COAC Historical Archive, the directors of the COAC Digital Archive, and professionals and other external experts from all the territorial sections that look after to offer a transversal view of the current and past architectural landscape around the territory.

The determination of this project is to become the largest digital collection about Catalan architecture; a key tool of exemplar information and documentation about architecture, which turns into a local and international referent, for the way to explain and show the architectural heritage of a territory.

Aureli Mora i Omar Ornaque


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2019-2023 Aureli Mora i Omar Ornaque

Documental Commission:

2019-2023 Ramon Faura Carolina B. Garcia Francesc Rafat Antoni López Daufí Joan Falgueras Anton Pàmies Mercè Bosch Josep Ferrando Fernando Marzá Aureli Mora Omar Ornaque

External Collaborators:

2019-2023 Lluis Andreu Sergi Ballester Helena Cepeda Inès Martinel Maria Jesús Quintero

With the support of:

Generalitat de Catalunya. Departament de Cultura

Collaborating Entities:



Fundació Mies van der Rohe


Fundación DOCOMOMO Ibérico


Arxiu Mas


Basílica de la Sagrada Família


Museu del Disseny de Barcelona


EINA Centre Universitari de Disseny i Art de Barcelona

Design & Development:

edittio Nubilum

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The Arxiu Històric del Col·legi d'Arquitectes de Catalunya is one of the most important documentation centers in Europe, which houses the professional collections of more than 180 architects whose work is fundamental to understanding the history of Catalan architecture. By filling this form, you can request digital copies of the documents for which the Arxiu Històric del Col·legi d'Arquitectes de Catalunya manages the exploitation of the author's rights, as well as those in the public domain. Once the application has been made, the Arxiu Històric del Col·legi d'Arquitectes de Catalunya will send you an approximate budget, which varies in terms of each use and purpose.

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Cronology (7)

  1. 700 m2 Apartment for a Bachelor

    Arquitectura G, Jonathan Arnabat Vila, Jordi Ayala-Bril, Aitor Fuentes Mendizabal, Albert Guerra Romera, Igor Urdampilleta Placencia

    700 m2 Apartment for a Bachelor

    The first time we visited this space, the sewing machines were still in place. It was a single open space of approximately 10x70m intended for a tailoring workshop that had closed its doors. The task was to transform the workshop into a single-person home. In addition, the program also included a study area and an art creation workshop. Two main objectives were pursued. On the one hand, to define spaces of an accessible, human scale, in the context of a large industrial unit. On the other hand, as a counterpoint, the perception of being in a space of a singular character is never lost. As a result of these two objectives, the partitioning of the open space by means of partitions was ruled out. Thus, the project proposes a series of dividers of different character that articulate the space according to the program’s needs. These independent objects never meet the perimeter walls or the ceiling, preserving the visual continuity of the original open space. In addition, the perimeter of the nave has been manipulated in the areas of contact with the outside, creating two large dividing elements that introduce air, light and vegetation: the terrace and the garden. With this compartmentalisation strategy we get a sequence of spaces whose privacy increases as you move into the interior of the home. The artistic creation workshop area is located at the entrance. Then there is the living room and the kitchen, and finally the most private area of the house. It was important to achieve a gathering atmosphere in the latter area, without the bedroom and bathroom becoming boxes isolated from the rest. The raised platform brings the user closer to the ceiling, giving him the feeling of being in a space of a smaller scale, which in turn dominates the rest. The project is very simple on a material level. A two-color palette is used, applying each colour in two textures.
  2. Casa Descuadra

    P-M-A-A, Albert Guerra Romera

    Casa Descuadra

    Entre mitgeres, com si d'un adjectiu es tractés, és el que caracteritza aquesta intervenció. Un regal a un bon amic inicia una intervenció que es desenvolupa al llarg de 7 anys. El projecte serveix com a guia als treballs de reforma que el seu amo, uns altres i jo hem anat desenvolupant sense mans especialitzades. En un primer moment vam entendre que la casa s'adossava al garatge com a “espai principal”. La resta d'espais d'aquesta planta responen d'una manera intuïtiva a les necessitats d'una casa per a 1. El menjador i el saló ocupen espais existents i es bolquen al pati d’illa. Al fons el despatx es converteix en voyeur de l'habitatge. L'escala que envolta la cuina dóna accés a la primera planta. La façana interior és el resultat de la suma de necessitats dels espais interiors. Una escala sobre la mateixa dóna accés a la coberta, ara l'espai més gran de la casa i futur saló d'aquesta. Aquest canvi donarà continuïtat a la intervenció actual.
  3. FAD Award

    Finalist. Category: Interior Design

    FAD Award

    700 m2 Apartment for a Bachelor

  4. Pratt's Flat

    P-M-A-A, Magdalena Barceló, Jaime Fernández, Albert Guerra Romera, Adrián Jurado

    Pratt's Flat

    ¿Cuál es el papel de la estructura en el interiorismo? Este es el proyecto de cómo un refuerzo estructural organiza una reforma, o como una reforma es estructural. Los propietarios de una finca anterior al 1.900, en la que Ibáñez podría haberse inspirado, nos encargaron realizar una intervención estructural en uno de los pisos. Con solo dos puntos de apoyo, dado el mal estado de la finca, una viga pratt aparece cómo la mejor solución para resolver el “entuerto”. El refuerzo marca la altura de una pieza central y nos sirve a su vez para organizar 2 habitaciones, un salón-comedor-cocina y un baño. Debiendo unir la fachada con el núcleo y debido a la proporción de la vivienda la diagonal nos pareció la mejor opción para dar jerarquía a los distintos usos. El espacio resultante entre la pieza central y el forjado permite la iluminación y ventilación natural entre las estancias.
  5. Mostres d'Arquitectura (Barcelona)

    Award-Winner / Winner. Category: Intervencions Parcials. Inclou Intervencions Interiors i Exteriors, Efímeres o Permanents

    Mostres d'Arquitectura (Barcelona)

    Casa Descuadra

  6. Premi AJAC (Associació de Joves Arquitectes de Catalunya)

    Award-Winner / Winner. Category: Reforma Interior / Retail
    Pratt's Flat