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Historical Archive which, thanks to its documental richness, provides a large amount of valuable –and in some cases unpublished– graphic documentation.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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2019-2024 Aureli Mora i Omar Ornaque

Documental Commission:

2019-2024 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:

2019-2024 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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BACH ARQUITECTES (Jaume Bach, 1943; Eugeni Bach, 1974) és un estudi establert a Barcelona des del 1998 que opera en l'àmbit més ampli de l'arquitectura, des de la planificació urbana fins al disseny d'interiors i industrial. A través de la innovació i la investigació, l'estudi busca noves solucions i alternatives per a cada projecte, aconseguint un disseny d'alta qualitat optimitzant l'ús de recursos naturals i econòmics.
L'estudi ha combinat durant molts anys l'activitat professional amb el treball acadèmic a l'Escola Tècnica d'Arquitectura de Barcelona (UPC), així com en altres universitats europees com Hannover, Urbino, Milà, Viena, Bucarest o Dublín.
Gran part de les obres s’han exposat en diversos esdeveniments internacionals com Triennal Arquitectura Lisboa 2019, Cité de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine, París (2009), Parma, Itàlia (2005), X Biennal de Arquitectura en Buenos Aires (2005), Hannover (2005), Guadalajara, Mèxic (2004), Moscou (2004), Biennal de Buenos Aires (1998).
Els seus membres han estat guardonats amb nombrosos premis nacionals i internacionals, d’entre els quals en destaquen: 5 Premis FAD, 4 Premis FAD de l'Opinió i 1 Premi FAD Internacional, entre d’altres.
La seva obra s’ha publicat en més de 600 publicacions, en llibres i revistes nacionals i internacionals, inclosos articles específics i entrevistes en premsa espanyola i internacional, així com en 5 monografies.


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Chronology (6)

  1. PR House

    Bach Arquitectes, Jaume Bach i Núñez

    PR House

    The project is born from the desire to study how a semi-detached house, that is to say, with one of its façades completely blind, can achieve natural lighting throughout the perimeter and thus provide the same qualities as an isolated house. To achieve this goal, the strip immediately adjacent to the partition generates a series of triple spaces, skylights and patios that cross all the floors of the house generating a spatial and light complexity as well as crossed visuals both in plan and in section, discovering a surprising interior within a built perimeter resulting from strict ordinances. The programme is organised in a single volume, limited by the minimum distances and buildable depths of the lot. The result is a rectangle located in the middle of the plot, generating an entrance patio at the back and a garden raised in relation to the street, with views of the sea. In the basement, at street level, there is the entrance and parking for two vehicles. At the bottom of the plot, a patio that runs through the entire house, brings light and ventilation to this underground floor. A staircase leads from the entrance directly to the ground floor, where the living room, dining room and kitchen are distributed. Between the living room and the dining room there is a small bathroom that serves this floor and divides the space. The patio contains a closed staircase that leads to the first floor, where there are 3 rooms - two doubles, with a bathroom that jumps over the patio to rest on the partition, and a conjugal room with its own bathroom. A new staircase, arranged immediately above the previous one, goes up to the second floor, where there is a small study that overlooks a terrace open to the south.
  2. Casp 74 Apartment Building

    Bach Arquitectes, Jaume Bach i Núñez, Eugeni Bach Triadó

    Casp 74 Apartment Building

    The program of the building consists of 27 houses distributed in 5 floors and ground floor, and two commercial premises with mezzanine facing Casp Street; 1- and 2-bedroom homes, distributed with 3 homes on Casp Street and 2 in the interior of the square, except on the upper floor where 2 larger homes are projected (3 bedrooms). On the ground floor, 3 duplex homes with their own garden are distributed on the interior façade of the island, while the premises face the street. In the basement, a 2-storey car park can accommodate 34 vehicles. The façade is subject to the Eixample of Barcelona’s strict regulations and is solved through fixed panels formed by special pieces of stoneware in a vertical position framed by a thin frame of stainless steel, just like aluminum sliding shutters that give you the privacy and light control you need. The façade of the square’s courtyard is fixed with a steel lattice that frames the large windows of the houses. Sun protection and privacy are solved here with lacquered aluminum folding shutters that will re-create a changing and moving façade from the outside. Solar collectors for domestic hot water are installed on the roof of the building, connected to the home's air conditioning system to reduce energy consumption. This fact, combined with the cross-ventilation of all the houses through generous interior courtyards and the passive sun protection that makes up the façades, make the building work with a minimal contribution of active air conditioning. The main building elements (shutters, stoneware, carpentry) are recyclable. The roof has a zero slope (with EPDM sheet) finished with lightweight concrete slabs, which according to an ITEC study is the least polluting during its construction process and the one that most allows its recycling and reuse.
  3. Extension of the Headquarters of Banc Sabadell

    Bach Arquitectes, Jaume Bach i Núñez, Eugeni Bach Triadó

    Extension of the Headquarters of Banc Sabadell

    The new head office and service centre of Banc de Sabadell is planned as a transformation and extension of the Landscape office complex that we designed and built for the Banc de Sabadell in 2003. The existing building consists of a longitudinal bar of offices that follows the geometry of the plot along the B-30 highway and an industrial building intended for archives at the back, connected to the offices by four bridges elevated from the access floor to the building. The proposal proposes demolishing the existing industrial building to concentrate its buildability in a new volume of offices, so that a large, landscaped area is freed in the centre of the site which becomes the entry point to the different buildings of the new headquarters. Under this central green space is the complex's service floor (auditorium, cafeteria, rest room, gym, training rooms, commercial area, bank office, infirmary, etc.) with direct connection to the office buildings, and below this, two parking floors connected at level with the existing ones. With this strategy we managed to change the character of the place, which goes from being a building in an industrial area, to an office complex around some gardens. The fact that the new volume of offices is concentrated in a small tower allows not only to free up "green" space but to set the standard for how the bank's future building growth should be on the adjacent plot, also owned by Banco Sabadell.
  4. FAD Award

    Finalist. Category: Architecture
    Extension of the Headquarters of Banc Sabadell

  5. Mostres d'Arquitectura (Barcelona)

    Casp 74 Apartment Building

  6. Restauració de la Casa Dolors Alesan de Gibert

    Bach Arquitectes, Jaume Bach i Núñez, Eugeni Bach Triadó



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