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Historical Archive which, thanks to its documental richness, provides a large amount of valuable –and in some cases unpublished– graphic documentation.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

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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

Collaborators:

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:

ArquinFAD

 

Fundació Mies van der Rohe

 

Fundación DOCOMOMO Ibérico

 

Basílica de la Sagrada Família

 

Museu del Disseny de Barcelona

 

Fomento

 

AMB

 

EINA Centre Universitari de Disseny i Art de Barcelona

 

IEFC

 

Fundació Domènench Montaner.

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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  1. Anastasi Miralles Shop

    Josep Graner i Prat

    Anastasi Miralles Shop

    Historicist language. Frames of the entrance door and upper balcony within horseshoe arches of Arab influence. Plastered walls and compartmentalised façade with linear schemes. Elongated rectangular floor plan. Narrow façade. Gable roof with the ridge parallel to the street. It consists of ground floor, main floor and attic. On the ground floor there is the access door. On the first floor we find a balcony and three openings in the attic. The use of ceramics in the decoration is remarkable. Detached house - home that is attached to a free space of land intended for the orchard or private garden. They are intended for all social classes. The houses are built at a distance from the side boundary of the street.
  2. Cal Blanquer

    Josep Graner i Prat

    Cal Blanquer

    Casa Blanquer responds to Catalan Art Nouveau parameters. The façade presents a symmetrical solution, marking the axis of the entrance door. In each corner we can find two windows surrounded by a frame of undulating lines with a clear modernist effect, and the decoration is completed by a quilting of ashlars arranged in an alternating manner. Floral motifs adorn the door and windows. Above the door, there is a shield with the owner's initials: Blai Blanquer. At ground level, two windows translate the presence of the basement into the façade. The tile features a profile of undulating lines mixed with wrought iron decoration with geometric motifs. The façade is located at street level due to an uneven ground, and from the exit area the distribution of the floors changes. The basement is the ground floor, the house itself is on the first floor and the attic above. The master builder who carried out the building was Mr. Puig. The house was built at the beginning of the 20th century for Blai Blanquer, owner of the mill in Fontscalents (Castellar) from 1900 to 1928. When leaving this industry, Francesc Blanquer, son of the previous one, created Fontscalents, the first printing house in Castellar: "Gràfiques F. Blanquer”.
  3. Cal Palurdo

    Josep Graner i Prat

    Cal Palurdo

    The set of homes in Castellar del Vallès presents the typical characteristics of bourgeois architecture from the beginning of the century, with all the stylistic elements of the time. It consists of a group of three houses of the same structure with a ground floor and a main floor. They have two openings per floor. It presents the incorporation of ornamentation and decoration elements inscribed on the façades. The openings on the upper floor have floral reliefs, typical of the plastic sense of the time, inscribed in the middle of the upper part of the span. In the balconies we can also appreciate the presence of floral motifs in the bars and in the lower part distributed symmetrically above the openings of the lower floor, in the form of small corbels formed by groups of leaves in relief that want to represent elements of support. The architectural ensemble presents a sense of unity and coherence.
  4. Cristalleries Planells

    Josep Graner i Prat

  5. FAD Award

    Shortlisted. Category: Architecture
    Cristalleries Planells

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