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Historical Archive which, thanks to its documental richness, provides a large amount of valuable –and in some cases unpublished– graphic documentation.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


About us

Architects' Association of Catalonia:

Àrea de Cultura


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:



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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Edifici entre mitgeres, d'una crugia, format per planta baixa, entresòl, dos pisos, golfes i terrat. La composició de la façana és simètrica, llevat de la planta baixa que presenta dues portes de diferent amplària. La construcció s'inscriu dins del llenguatge modernista malgrat la simplicitat de les seves formes, fonamentalment pel motllurat que envolta les seves obertures i pel disseny de la cornisa que corona l'edifici. L'obra presenta relacions formals amb altres realitzades pel mateix arquitecte a Vilafranca, en especial amb la Casa Ramona Quer (1906) del carrer dels Consellers nº6. La Casa Claramunt es troba situada en el nucli històric i monumental de Vilafranca, on contribueix a la introducció de la poètica modernista. El projecte, data del 7 de març de 1905 i fou aprovat el 16 de març del mateix any per l'Ajuntament, que el conserva al seu arxiu. La construcció de l'edifici fou encarregada a l'arquitecte Santiago Güell i Grau per Maria Claramunt i Feliu.

Source: Inventari del Patrimoni Arquitectònic de Catalunya (IPAC)

Edifici entre mitgeres de planta rectangular; consta de planta baixa, entresòl, dos pisos i golfes. Coberta amb terrat, del que sobresurt una caixa d'escala. Façana composada sobre eixos verticals que manté la simetria en totes les plantes, exceptuant la planta baixa, la qual es compon de dos portals d'arc carpanell. Les obertures són adintellades amb motllures arrodonides, claus simulades i angles xamfranats, amb tres finestres correlatives a l'entresòl, balcó de dues obertures a la primera planta, dos balcons a la segona planta i coronament amb tres ulls de bou semielíptics amb barana bombada de ferro i cornisa ondulada. Sol·licitud d'obres per part de Maria Claramunt i Feliu segons projecte de l'arquitecte Santiago Güell i Grau.

Source: Mapes de Patrimoni Cultural. Diputació de Barcelona (diba)


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