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Historical Archive which, thanks to its documental richness, provides a large amount of valuable –and in some cases unpublished– graphic documentation.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

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About us

Architects' Association of Catalonia:

Àrea de Cultura

Directors:

2019-2020 Aureli Mora i Omar Ornaque

Documental Commission:

2019-2020 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:

2019-2020 Lluis Andreu Sergi Ballester Maria Jesús Quintero

Collaborating Entities:

ArquinFAD

 

Fundació Mies van der Rohe

 

Fundación DOCOMOMO Ibérico

Design & Development:

Nubilum Edittio

In Pictures

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Memory

L’ampliació del casal és formada per uns cossos que salven el desnivell entre el jardí i la casa, i reelaboren la façana posterior. Masó refà nombrosos elements arquitectònics de la casa, com ara la porta d’entrada, dibuixada i perfilada amb ornaments abstractes i voltes curvilínies. Aquests elements es combinen amb altres reformes que tendeixen a recuperar l’imaginari de la tradició, com ara els emmarcaments blancs de les finestres i les senzilles baranes de barrots. Masó comença a combinar aquí el maó vist, les cobertes de teula àrab, els paraments llisos dibuixats i retallats i alguns elements sorprenentment moderns, com la solució per a les persianes. La casa denota la capacitat de Masó per deixar-se seduir per la sensibilitat de la Sezession o bé directament de Mackintosh, combinant-la amb aquelles solucions que palesen una clara voluntat de transmetre els valors de la tradició.

Author: Maurici Pla

Source: Catalunya : guia d'arquitectura moderna, 1880-2007

Rafael Masó reforma i amplia aquest casal amb l'addició d'un cos amb baixos i terrasses aprofitant el desnivell del terreny per la banda sud. En aquesta intervenció destaquen els treballs en forja de Nonito Cadenas, l'ús de la ceràmica produïda pels germans Coromina, i els vitralls realitzats per Rigalt Granell de Barcelona. Un dels espais més característics és la llar de foc, una mostra molt clara de l'adaptació per part de Masó dels interiors Arts & Crafts.

Author: Fundació Rafael Masó

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