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Historical Archive which, thanks to its documental richness, provides a large amount of valuable –and in some cases unpublished– graphic documentation.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

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Habitatge unifamiliar entre parets mitgeres fent cantonada. Consta de planta baixa, pis i golfa. Assentada al damunt de sòcol de maçoneria. Les parets de la planta baixa són de carreus fins a la imposta de maó. Les obertures estan encerclades amb obra vista. A la porta d'entrada i balcó hi ha, estilitzats de forma molt personal, un arc deprimit convex i un altre deprimit còncau. A partir de la imposta les parets de la façana són d'obra vista i les obertures de pedra. La coberta és a dues aigües fent cantonada. El ràfec està suportat per mènsules de fusta treballada i entre les mènsules hi ha una sanefa amb motius geomètrics. Sota el ràfec hi ha una doble arcuació. Al seu costat s'hi afegí un habitatge unifamiliar entre parets mitgeres. Consta de planta baixa, dos pisos i torrassa. Assentada damunt un sòcol de maçoneria. Els arcs de les obertures són una lliure interpretació personal de l'arc deprimit convex dovellat. Les parets són d'obra vista llevat de la part més baixa, que és de carreu. A la segona planta hi ha una torrassa que clou en un mirador, la coberta és de faldons i hi ha una barana metàl·lica. Les llindes de les obertures de la planta baixa són de pedra. Unes mènsules de pedra suporten els pilars de la galeria del segon pis. El ràfec de coberta és prolongació de l'edifici del costat. Es tracta de la primera obra de l'arquitecte Manel Joaquim Raspall, i la realitzà abans de finalitzar els estudis d'arquitectura. Es tracta de la reforma de Can Mayol, avui Can Raspall, efectuada l'any 1903 a la casa pairal de la seva mare. Va reforçar el primitiu caràcter gòtic de l'edifici, mantenint-hi les finestres conopials i l'arcuació de coronament i a la vegada introduí nous elements de l'estètica del moment: baranes amb ferro fuetejat i motius florals, vidres emplomats a portes i finestres. Ampliació de la casa el 1920.

Source: Inventari del Patrimoni Arquitectònic de Catalunya (IPAC)

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