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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Historical Archive which, thanks to its documental richness, provides a large amount of valuable –and in some cases unpublished– graphic documentation.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 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
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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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Passejar pel camp de Graugés, un paisatge de suaus turons entre la Depressió Central i el Pre-Pirineu, descobrir entre els dos llacs, una traça. Una línia quebrada apareix diagonalment i travessa el territori, una línia trencada artificial i buscada que cristal•litza en formigó i maó.

Acomodar les terres i modelar futures topografies familiars de la Martina i la Bruna baixant en patinet per la rampa interior d'accés. Primer element de l'espiral que configura la casa i en reconeix l'orografia del terreny natural. Un, la rampa. Dos, la cuina i el menjador on desembarca la rampa. Tres, canvi de sentit, cinc graons i l'estar obert al menjador i al jardí. Quatre, cinc graons més i l'habitació principal. Cinc, canvi de sentit i abocats sobre la rampa d'accés, cinc graons i un dormitori. Sis, els últims cinc graons i les altres dues habitacions.

Procurar capturar la llum recurrent del capvespre sota una coberta diligentment inclinada per no ofendre a les autoritats locals àvides de teula àrab color tradicional i, al mateix temps, agenollar-se humilment cap al carrer, pertorbant el mínim al transeünt i acumulant el volum cap al jardí.

Mirar de dalt a baix i de baix a dalt, tocar el sostre de formigó amb la mà i amb el cap, l'alçada es dilata i es contrau per delimitar els espais més públics i recollir els més privats. Adequar l'escala de la casa a les diferents situacions que es donen en el recorregut.

Una estructura de formigó potent i determinant, necessària per sostenir la pell exterior i guanyar la guerra a la primera batalla. Sumar la resta i tancar l'aixopluc: gelosia de maó, pantalles d'obra i fusteries d’una banda i porticons l'altre.
A l'interior s'expressa el formigó en pantalles i sostre, en contraposició a franges verticals de guix impol•lut. Els espais s’acaben de delimitar amb cossos exempts, gairebé com obstacles en el recorregut ascendent. Volums alegres revestits de ceràmica esmaltada de colors vius que acullen tot tipus de peces de servei i esquitxen de llum els espais del voltant.

Author: Lagula Arquitectes

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