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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Historical Archive which, thanks to its documental richness, provides a large amount of valuable –and in some cases unpublished– graphic documentation.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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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 civil. Format per una planta baixa, un primer pis, unes golfes i un terrat. A cada planta s'hi distribueixen tres obertures: una central i dues laterals disposades de forma simètrica. Al voltant de les finestres hi ha esgrafiats de línies sinuoses típiques modernistes, com també ho són els elegants balcons de la primera planta, mentre que els de la planta baixa estan formats per una balustrada clàssica. La balustrada típica del terrat ha estat substituïda per una sanefa correguda de motius vegetals. Interior totalment eclèctic: neoclàssic, romàntic, oriental, modernista. El menjador té una llanterna totalment modernista, i també ho és el cancell. Sostre del menjador neomudèjar i el mur decorat amb el Sant Sopar de Leonardo i les Quatre estacions.

Source: Inventari del Patrimoni Arquitectònic de Catalunya (IPAC)

Casa entre mitgeres que es defineix per una planta rectangular i consta de planta baixa, planta pis i golfes. La coberta és de teules àrabs a dues aigües i carener paral·lel a la façana principal. La façana es disposa simètricament a partir de tres eixos de verticalitat que s'ordenen de la següent manera: a la planta baixa es constitueix amb la porta d'accés centrada i una finestra a cada costat; a la planta pis s'ordenen tres obertures seguint els eixos de simetria amb sengles balcons de balustrada d'obra; i a les golfes trobem tres obertures quadrades de dimensions reduïdes. El coronament de la façana és una balustrada amb motius ornamentals calats amb sòcol i passamà, intercalant petits pinacles coronats en forma de teuladet a dues aigües. El parament de la façana és un estucat amb esgrafiats de carreus posats a portell. A les obertures, hi ha un recreixement amb motius florals i geomètrics damunt les llindes. També hi ha esgrafiats florals a sota la cornisa, en forma d'una franja horitzontal. Al davant, hi ha un petit espai enjardinat amb façana a la plaça Catalunya que queda limitat per una reixa de ferro forjat damunt un sòcol d'obra i que defineix unes característiques pròpies d'aquest edifici. L'interior està decorat a l'estil modernista.

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

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