Intro

About

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Historical Archive which, thanks to its documental richness, provides a large amount of valuable –and in some cases unpublished– graphic documentation.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
Directors of the COAC Digital Archive

credits

About us

Architects' Association of Catalonia:

Àrea de Cultura

Directors:

2019-2020 Aureli Mora i Omar Ornaque

Documental Commission:

2019-2020 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:

2019-2020 Lluis Andreu Sergi Ballester Maria Jesús Quintero

Collaborating Entities:

ArquinFAD

 

Fundació Mies van der Rohe

 

Fundación DOCOMOMO Ibérico

Design & Development:

Nubilum Edittio

In Pictures

  • Emiliano López Mónica Rivera Arquitectos

Memory

Som un estudi d'arquitectura i disseny amb base a Barcelona des del 2001. Desenvolupem projectes de diverses escales, des de plans urbanístics fins disseny d'interiors i mobiliari. Combinem la pràctica professional amb la docència. Comencem cada projecte amb una anàlisi rigorosa i creativa de les circumstàncies que envolten cada encàrrec per convertir les restriccions en oportunitats. Busquem donar respostes constructives i conceptuals específiques per a la realitat de cada projecte, pressupost, client i lloc. Posem especial èmfasi en la investigació, la planificació prèvia a la construcció, la viabilitat, la facilitat d'ús i la claredat constructiva. La innovació és possible mitjançant un diàleg extens i proper entre tots els involucrats en el procés del projecte, des de la seva concepció a la seva implementació. El nostre treball ha estat reconegut en diverses ocasions amb premis tant nacionals com internacionals entre els quals cal destacar el Premi de la X i de la XIV Bienal Española de Arquitectura y Urbanismo, Premi de la VII Bienal Iberoamericana deArquitectura y Urbanismo, Premi AR Emerging Architecture Award (UK) i el Premi FAD d'Arquitectura entre d'altres reconeixements. Els nostres projectes han estat publicats en mitjans nacionals i internacionals com ara El Croquis (Espanya), A + U (Japó), Domus, Casabella (Itàlia), I.D. Magazine, Interior Design (New York), The Architectural Review, Monocle (Londres), Detail (Alemanya) entre d'altres, i ha estat exposat en diversos esdeveniments i institucions culturals com La Vaig citar de l'architecture & du patrimoine de París o la Biennal de Venècia.

Works

On the Map

Constellation

Cronology

  1. 27 Social Housing Units for Young People Sant Adrià

    Emiliano López Mónica Rivera Arquitectos, Emiliano López Matas, Mónica Rivera

    27 Social Housing Units for Young People Sant Adrià

  2. 18 Social Housing Units in Avinguda Riera de Sant Llorenç

    Emiliano López Mónica Rivera Arquitectos, Emiliano López Matas, Mónica Rivera

    18 Social Housing Units in Avinguda Riera de Sant Llorenç

  3. Begues Secondary School

    Emiliano López Mónica Rivera Arquitectos, Emiliano López Matas, Mónica Rivera

    Begues Secondary School

  4. FAD Award

    Award-Winner / Winner. Category: Architecture

    FAD Award

    27 Social Housing Units for Young People Sant Adrià

    Emiliano López Mónica Rivera Arquitectos, Emiliano López Matas, Mónica Rivera

  5. House in Port de la Selva

    Emiliano López Mónica Rivera Arquitectos, Emiliano López Matas, Mónica Rivera

    House in Port de la Selva

  6. FAD Award

    Shortlisted. Category: Architecture

    FAD Award

    House in Port de la Selva

    Emiliano López Mónica Rivera Arquitectos, Emiliano López Matas, Mónica Rivera

  7. Two Cork Houses

    Emiliano López Mónica Rivera Arquitectos, Emiliano López Matas, Mónica Rivera

    Two Cork Houses

  8. FAD Award

    Shortlisted. Category: Architecture

    FAD Award

    Two Cork Houses

    Emiliano López Mónica Rivera Arquitectos, Emiliano López Matas, Mónica Rivera

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