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Historical Archive which, thanks to its documental richness, provides a large amount of valuable –and in some cases unpublished– graphic documentation.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 Eduard Callís Francesc Rafat Pau Albert Antoni López Daufí Joan Falgueras Mercè Bosch Jaume Farreny Anton Pàmies Juan Manuel Zaguirre Josep Ferrando Fernando Marzá Moisés Puente Aureli Mora Omar Ornaque


2019-2024 Lluis Andreu Sergi Ballester Maria Jesús Quintero Lucía M. Villodres

External Collaborators:

2019-2024 Helena Cepeda Inès Martinel

With the support of:

Generalitat de Catalunya. Departament de Cultura

Collaborating Entities:



Fundació Mies van der Rohe


Fundación DOCOMOMO Ibérico


Basílica de la Sagrada Família


Museu del Disseny de Barcelona






EINA Centre Universitari de Disseny i Art de Barcelona




Fundació Domènench Montaner.

Design & Development:

edittio Nubilum

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  1. Escola de la Sagrada Família

    Gabriel Borrell Cardona

    Escola de la Sagrada Família

    Escola entre mitgeres, separada del carrer per un pati. La construcció es disposa al voltant d'aquest fent una “L”. Consta de planta baixa i dos pisos. Les façanes i la tanca del pati són d'obra vista ornada amb elements ceràmics. L'entrada té forma d'arc parabòlic. Al cancell hi ha un vistós sòcol de ceràmica. Cal destacar les reixes de ferro forjat de l'entrada, així com les finestres i la tanca del pati. La segona planta de l'immoble és producte d'una addició posterior.
  2. Josefa Serra Castells Houses

    Gabriel Borrell Cardona

    Josefa Serra Castells Houses

    This set of houses stands out for its urban situation, which recalls the typologies that once existed on the street, and which continue with those on Carrer Nadal. The houses of nos. 15-17 are semi-detached houses with a small annexed garden space, ground floor and first floor. The façade should be highlighted, due to the symmetrical arrangement of the openings and the corner balconies. The facing is smooth and there are sgraffito motifs on the lintels of the openings and on the frieze that runs along the top of the façade. The house of no. 19 is very similar to the previous ones in terms of the façade and the garden.
  3. Cauhé Raspall House

    Gabriel Borrell Cardona

    Cauhé Raspall House

    Two-story house with windows and balconies at the top and doors and windows at the bottom. The roof is flat and has a railing of curvilinear lines, like battlements, with vegetal decoration in the centre, forming ascending curvilinear groups; from the foot of this finish comes a small protective roof that at the same time creates a symmetrical pattern with tiles. The house has modernist elements, such as ceramic borders, staggered corbels that support the overhang of the balconies and sgraffito decoration. Sgrafitto Along the two façades, reproductions of the obverse and reverse of the medals obtained in France and Spain, for the good presentation and quality of the fruits exported by Bonaventura Raspall, are represented. To the left of the façade of Passeig Nadal, a large medal with the inscription "PARIS 1907" is depicted. Then there are two circles and the legends "Culinary Competition", "Diploma of Honour" and "Paris 1907": in the circle on the right, you can see the inscription of the prize and, in the one on the left, a woman and a girl who form the centre of the landscape made up of a house and trees. Next, there is the sgraffito for the "Food and Hygiene Competition" award, which is also composed of two circles: the one on the left presents a woman with a fruit basket helped by a child, and the one on the right inscription of the award. To the right of the façade, the Grand Prize medal of the Barcelona International Exhibition of 1912 is represented, marked with laurel leaves. The medal of the Barcelona International Exhibition of 1912 is represented on the façade of Vidal i Ribas Street. In addition, there is the inscription "YEAR 1916", in reference to the year the house was built, and a monogram with the initials BR, corresponding to the owners of the house: Bonaventura Raspall. This house, built in 1916, was originally Bonaventura Raspall's family’s home as well as a warehouse for the firm he ran, called "La Pilarica"; the fruit and vegetables that were then imported to France were put in their respective boxes here. It later became known by the name of Cauhé Raspall, since Dr. Antoni Cauhé Huguet, (1898-1975), general practitioner and coroner of the city, set up his practice and residence there when he married the heiress of the house: Joana Raspall Juanola (1913-2013) poetess and writer who was awarded a Sant Feliu de Llobregat gold medal and a Sant Jordi Cross.
  4. Molins' Houses

    Gabriel Borrell Cardona

    Molins' Houses

    Detached house between partitions, with a rectangular plan and made up of a ground floor, a main floor and a roof in the Catalan style. On the ground floor it has a plinth that reaches up to the height of the base of the windows. It has a central door flanked by a window on each side. All three openings have a decoration in the shape of a regular trapezoid on top, on which three glazed ceramic tiles with greenish tones and naturalistic motifs from the Pujol i Bausis factory in Esplugues de Llobregat are placed. We also find an imposition of green tiles on both sides of these windows, in their upper part. On the upper floor, once again the central axis of the set stands out from the presence of a small balcony with a door with a wrought iron railing and supported on corbels that die to the façade in a staggered fashion. The front of the balcony platform also has a ceramic decoration in greenish tones that combines smooth pieces with others with naturalistic motifs. On either side of the balcony there are two windows with a sill that pretends to rest on a blind lowered arch. The openings of the ground floor and the first floor coincide in their location on a vertical axis. The elements that give more character to the whole are at the top of the building. At the limit between the end of the floor body and the parapet railing of the upper terrace is an eaves supported on a gallery of blind arches and in the centre of each of the arches is a circular spiral made of glazed ceramic in green tones reproducing motifs similar to those on the ground floor window tiles. In the gap between the rounded shape of the arch and the straight line of the eaves, small triangles or crannies decorated with fragments of blue glazed ceramics are created. Finally, the face of the upper Catalan-style terrace is decorated with a border of geometric motifs made of blue ceramic. The trend of these motifs is horizontal, although in the central part, happening to meet with the line of the door and the balcony, the motifs maintain a vertical line. The scholar Mercè Vidal considers this house as an example of the transition expressed by Borrell from Modernism to Noucentisme. This building maintains notable differences in style from the house that Josefa Serra had built the same year right next to it. The house was commissioned by Josefa Serra de Molins to the municipal architect Gabriel Borrell i Cardona in 1918. Its decoration is very reminiscent of the house located at 12-12 Carreretes Street (file number 3), also designed by Gabriel Borrell. It is part of the Sant Feliu Modernist Route.
  5. Old Abattoir of Sant Feliu de Llobregat

    Gabriel Borrell Cardona

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