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Historical Archive which, thanks to its documental richness, provides a large amount of valuable –and in some cases unpublished– graphic documentation.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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Noucentista complex by Marcel·lí Coquillat located around a farmhouse from the 16th - 18th centuries.

The farmhouse is a three-bay building with a double-sloped roof and ridge perpendicular to the façade with an added body at the back covered with a double slope and off-centre ridge. It has a ground floor, main floor and attic with a symmetrical composition of the openings. The portal, located in the centre, is vaulted and accessed via a five-step semicircular staircase. It is accompanied on both sides by two stone windows, the one on the right is molded and has a sill. On the first floor two molded stone windows open on each side with a central balcony covered with a small gabled roof and an almond-shaped sundial. In the attic you can see three openings of recent manufacture.

To the right of the farmhouse, we can find the 19th century tower. It is a quadrangular building with a built-up roof. In the central part a square lookout tower stands with a roof on four sides and watchtowers at the top crowned with pinnacles. A glazed gallery of undulating shapes protrudes from the main facade, which is accessed by a staircase of eight semicircular steps. The roof constitutes the balcony of the first floor. On the east façade, a semicircular body protrudes, the roof of which serves as a balcony with a side opening. The rest of the openings combine rectangular and compound shapes. A rectangular body is attached to the rear façade which serves as a first-floor terrace. The wide wooden eaves crowned by an acroterium at the top of the ridge should be highlighted.

To the left of the farmhouse there are the stables. It is a double building with a U-shaped front body with a ground floor covered on one side. On one of the sides a polygonal tower stands with a pavilion roof. In the centre, a large wooden door covered with a gabled roof gives way to an L-shaped rear body covered with gables with the ridge running parallel to the façade. In the north corner there is a second tower with similar characteristics to that of the previous body but with a circular plan.

All these structures are located on a terrace delimited by masonry walls covered with stone and crowned by a balustrade of wavy shapes. The east side of the wall is crowned by a profusely decorated wrought iron trellis.

In the north-eastern corner of the enclosure there is a viewpoint with a circular plan which is accessed by a staircase attached to the wall that takes the form of a curve. It is made with the same construction equipment as the fence, covered with a metal structure in the form of a pergola with a tiled roof placed in the form of scales.

Outside the complex there is the chapel, which is part of a garden area. It is a single nave building with a gabled roof preceded by a large porch of lesser height and a gabled roof with a large central opening of a semi-circular arch and buttresses at the corners. At the back there is the apse, pentagonal in plan and lower in height with a composite roof.

Can Bordoi is a farmhouse documented in the 13th century. It is mentioned in the 1553 census as "en Bordoy".

The noucentista work is a commission from Josep Comas i Masferrer (1842 - 1908), a Catalan industrialist and politician, founder of the Monarch Liberal Circle, deputy and provincial senator for Barcelona and president of the Barcelona City Council.

It is believed that the building was built by the architect Marcel·lí Coquillat, because there is a plan of an architectural element of the garden not built but signed by him. The whole set is of a stylistic homogeneity that suggests a single author.

Source: Inventari del Patrimoni Arquitectònic de Catalunya (IPAC)


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