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Historical Archive which, thanks to its documental richness, provides a large amount of valuable –and in some cases unpublished– graphic documentation.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

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edittio Nubilum

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  1. Can Llibre

    Josep Masdéu i Puigdemasa

    Can Llibre

    Building with three façades that comes from the refurbishment of an old farmhouse with ground floor and two landings. The main façade overlooks Sant Joan Square. It is asymmetrical, made of chopped stone with different types of openings: sparse arch on the ground floor, balcony windows with flat lintels with sgraffitos on the lintel, arcade in the hearth of the width of the building in a succession of semicircular arches. The façade is crowned by a cornice of sinuous profile with a porthole in the middle. The other two façades are also of an asymmetrical structure with a tribune. The whole set is eclectic in nature. It is a construction of 1644 successively renovated. In 1882 the sidewalk was built. In 1881, the garden. On August 4, 1912, Lluís Llibre renovated the façade of his house in Forn Street (the old name of this street, due to the fact that there was an oven). The refurbishment was carried out in an eclectic style and a high cornice was added. The platforms were built later than this date, they were made in the 1930s. The construction or refurbishment of the Llibre Tower is included in the task of reburshing the façades of old houses between partitions. It was given to the town a while ago by the Llibre family.
  2. Habitatge a la Rambla General Vives, 39

    Josep Masdéu i Puigdemasa

    Edifici d'estatges de quatre pisos d'alçada. Destaca la verticalitat que agafa la composició en sentit ascendent. A la part alta de totes les finestres es col·loquen els elements ornamentals amb uns acabaments en forma de capitells de temàtica floral. També és remarcable la decoració de la porta principal amb dos cercles fets de pedra que agafen la sinuositat dels típics "cops de fuet" del modernisme. L'acabament de l'edifici està fet amb totxo cuit i forma una petita balustrada. A la façana exterior es pot veure també una petita capelleta adossada al mur, col·locada a sis metres d'alçada i dedicada a un sant d'antiga devoció per part dels membres de les famílies ocupants (Verge de Montserrat). A l'entrada hi ha un sostre pintat d'estil modernista, amb una disposició asimètrica de tipus florals.
  3. Font Country House

    Josep Masdéu i Puigdemasa

    Monumental building, reproduction of a basilica-type Catalan country house, that is, with a gable roof and a higher central body. It consists of basements, 2 floors and the aforementioned central body that acts as a viewpoint, and galleries, following the traditional Catalan style of vaulted door, large windows and arches, sundial and ceramic panels on the façade. There is a large entrance with lounges on both sides - one of which has a fireplace - and a staircase leading to the second floor where the rooms are, divided by a central corridor, from which another staircase leads up to the viewpoint. Built by the Barcelona novelist Alexandre Font with the desire to recover our traditional architecture after spending many summers in Gelida, where he was part of the nucleus that arrived at the end and beginning of the century. Its construction and inauguration were well known in the Barcelona literary circles of the Athenaeum and Café Colom, since the best writers and poets of the time, friends of the owner, offered him a booklet (edition of 33 copies) entitled " La Casa Nova" in April 1929. This group of friends were Ferran Agulló, Joaquim Cabot, Enrich de Fuentes, Ramon Garriga, pvre., Joan M. Guasch, Francesc Masferrer, Francesc Matheu, n, Puget, Joan Ruic and Porta, Joan Santamaria, Lluís Via, and a song with lyrics by J.M. Gouache and music by Amadeu Vives, entitled "Cançó del viure feliç".


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