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Historical Archive which, thanks to its documental richness, provides a large amount of valuable –and in some cases unpublished– graphic documentation.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

credits

About us

Architects' Association of Catalonia:

Àrea de Cultura

Directors:

2019-2022 Aureli Mora i Omar Ornaque

Documental Commission:

2019-2022 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:

2019-2022 Lluis Andreu Sergi Ballester Helena Cepeda Maria Jesús Quintero

With the support of:

Generalitat de Catalunya. Departament de Cultura

Collaborating Entities:

ArquinFAD

 

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
Suggestions

Suggestion box

Request the image

We kindly invite you to help us improve the dissemination of Catalan architecture through this space. Here you can propose works and provide or amend information on authors, photographers and their work, along with adding comments. The Documentary Commission will analyze all data. Please do only fill in the fields you deem necessary to add or amend the information.

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.

Image requested:

* If the memory has known authorship or rights, cite them in the field above 'Comments' .

Remove * If the photographs has known authorship or rights, cite them in the field above 'Comments'.
You can attach up to 5 files of up to 10 MB each.

Works

On the Map

Constellation

Cronology

  1. Barangé House

    GATCPAC, Ricardo de Churruca Dotres, Germán Rodríguez Arias

    Barangé House

    Churruca uses the best rationalist rhetoric at a peculiar location: a square located on the bridge of Vallcarca, with one of the façades that collapses on the street under the bridge. The villa assumes the radically flat character of the side façade, while the main façade unfolds by means of a series of elements that give depth to the garden: a grandstand, a curvilinear eaves in the corner, and a second eaves separated from the main plan. Churruca intensifies the interest of the object from all points of view thanks to his formal treatment of one of the corners.
  2. Casa Rosales

    GATCPAC, Ricardo de Churruca Dotres

    Casa Rosales

    Edifici de planta rectangular aïllat situat al barri de la Bonanova. Consta de semisoterrani, planta baixa, dos pisos i coberta plana; sobre la coberta hi ha una petita edificació d'una planta amb teulada a doble vessant, que no és visible des del carrer. A l'interior hi havia dos habitatges iguals per planta, la distribució dels quals es feia al voltant de l'espai del saló-menjador. A les quatre façanes les obertures, totes elles rectangulars sense decoració, s'organitzen seguin uns eixos longitudinals. En els costats llargs es situen les portes d'entrada a les quals s'accedeix a partir d'un tram d'escala que salva l'espai ocupat pel semisoterrani; en una d'aquestes façanes hi ha un balcó corregut d'obra per planta, que ocupa l'espai de dos obertures. En les dos façanes més estretes, la part central de cada planta esta ocupada per un gran finestral que dona pas a un balcó d'obra i una finestra a banda i banda. El parament està arrebossat i pintat de color crema excepte els murs dels balcons que estan pintats d'un color terròs que fa que ressaltin. Aquest edifici és el resultat de la transformació d'un xalet unifamiliar en una casa de pisos de lloguer. De la casa original només es conserva el jardí, actualment transformat en aparcament, un petit edifici annex, la porta d'entrada i la reixa exterior de la finca decorada amb rajoles. Ela promotors d'aquesta obra van ser Ignacio Rosales Fernández de Castro i la seva cunyada Manuela de Arquer, vídua de José Rosales. L'any 1954 l'arquitecte Joan Baca i Reixach va fer una reforma per adaptar-ho a dispensari de la Clínica Dexeus. Actualment (2018), acull el centre mèdic Milenium Iradier de Sanitas.
  3. Diagonal Dwellings

    GATCPAC, Ricardo de Churruca Dotres, Germán Rodríguez Arias

    Diagonal Dwellings

    Conjunto de cinco edificios entre medianeras proyectados unitariamente, que ocupa media manzana triangular del Eixample de Barcelona, incluido un chaflán. Las ordenanzas municipales y el deseo lógico de los promotores de aprovechar al máximo la edificabilidad han determinado la volumetría del conjunto, que es notablemente compacta y con una geometría difícil de resolver. Las distribuciones de cada uno de los cinco edificios se han tenido que adaptar simultáneamente a las exigencias funcionales del programa y a las particularidades morfológicas de cada solar, que son muy distintas. En uno de los lados de la manzana se abre un gran patio, lo que permite aumentar el perímetro de la fachada interior, mejorando la ventilación y el asoleo de las viviendas. Además, la apertura del patio permite corregir las diferencias de nivel debidas a la pendiente de la calle. El conjunto se ha unificado por medio de un aplacado de piedra de color beige y por una trama uniforme de ventanas cuadradas. La solución de cada alzado sigue un esquema de composición diferente para responder a cada situación en particular, generando algunos efectos estéticos de gran modernidad compositiva: por ejemplo, en la esquina de la avenida Diagonal con la calle Enrique Granados, se recortan las terrazas en el volumen y se pinta el interior de color granate para aumentar la sensación de profundidad.

Bibliography

Societies