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Historical Archive which, thanks to its documental richness, provides a large amount of valuable –and in some cases unpublished– graphic documentation.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

With the support of:

Generalitat de Catalunya Departament de Cultura

Collaborating Entities:

ArquinFAD

 

Fundació Mies van der Rohe

 

Fundación DOCOMOMO Ibérico

Design & Development:

Nubilum Edittio
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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. Serra House

    Josep Emili Donato i Folch, Uwe Geest

    Serra House

    L’habitatge va destinat a una família rural, i la interpretació del programa es fa ressò dels costums i les formes de vida pròpies dels seus habitants. La zona de dia es desglossa en dues sales d’estar: una destinada a la vida íntima familiar i a les activitats més quotidianes, i una altra de caràcter més representatiu, destinada als esdeveniments festius. Un estudi situat a la coberta permet d’accedir a unes terrasses des d’on es domina la vida del carrer. La planta baixa queda elevada 1,60 metres respecte del terreny, per tal de privatitzar el jardí i evitar ombres pròpies sobre les estances principals.
  2. Silvi's Discotheque

    Josep Emili Donato i Folch, Uwe Geest

    Silvi's Discotheque

  3. Martín House

    Josep Emili Donato i Folch, Uwe Geest

    Martín House

    La casa es troba en un solar de petites dimensions i fort pendent, amb magnífiques vistes sobre els vessants boscosos que voregen el nucli d’Aiguafreda per la banda nord. L’habitatge reparteix el programa fent ús d’una gran llibertat en les tres dimensions, per tal d’adaptar-se al pendent i disposar les diferents estances en un volum compacte. La sala d’estar, la cuina i el menjador es disposen en planta baixa de manera escalonada, fins a arribar a la cota del petit jardí del fons. Una planta intermitja acull el dormitori principal, i un tercer nivell allotja un estudi. Els volums disgregats de la casa queden unificats per una coberta d’un sol vessant, un pla inclinat que afavoreix les vistes a sud des del carrer i l’entrada. La casa es desenvolupa en una sola planta en alguns punts, i en tres nivells en els punts més alts, de manera que cada part del programa domèstic construeix el seu propi volum. Un pati interior permet donar la volta a tota la casa pel jardí. Des del carrer, la combinació del porxo, l’entrada semisoterrada i la porta de l’aparcament construeixen la imatge exterior de l’habitatge.
  4. Taxonera Primary School

    Josep Emili Donato i Folch, Uwe Geest

    Taxonera Primary School

    The Taxonera district occupies the northern slope of the Carmel mountain, and its growth reflects an absence of urban order or clearly recognisable typological features, as it is one of the remaining areas of the city subject to an uncontrolled development. The building chooses to recover the principles of the architectural discipline as an instrument of intervention in the context. The site, formerly crossed by the Camí dels Plàtans, is interpreted in such a way as to inscribe an architectural geometry linked to the school's program: a triangular piece houses the entrance and common rooms, and a rectangular piece houses the classrooms of two in two, related to an intermediate courtyard that filters the relationship with the outside. Below this courtyard, a 100-metre long and 16-metres wide porch restores the route of the Camí dels Plàtans as a route linked to the pedestrian network.

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