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Historical Archive which, thanks to its documental richness, provides a large amount of valuable –and in some cases unpublished– graphic documentation.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

La casa MMMMMS es situa als afores de Camallera, en una urbanització de recent construcció disposada en la vessant amb vistes al poble. El projecte pretén deslligar-se de la imatge de masia catalana a la que porta l’estricta normativa del municipi, per “associar-se” veladament a un altre tipus de construcció típica de la zona, més comú als afores dels nuclis urbans, d´una mida i densitat semblant a la resultant en aquesta zona; el magatzem agrícola. En aquest sentit, el projecte busca un tipus de qualitat espacial també derivat d'aquestes construccions, amb un espai a gran alçada en el que es disposen unes altres peces més petites. Aquestes ofereixen una major intimitat en el seu interior, generen uns espais entre elles en el límit amb l'exterior, i ajuden a il·luminar transversalment la casa i poder veure el paisatge a través. L'espai de circulació interior de l'habitatge adquireix unes proporcions dignes d’un exterior, amb una major alçada i amb varis volums que ofereixen finestres a aquest espai. La voluntat del projecte és la de fer desaparèixer el límit entre interior i exterior o, vist d'una altra manera, aconseguir les qualitats d'un exterior en l'interior de l'habitatge i viceversa, el confort d'un interior en l'exterior.

Author: Anna&Eugeni Bach

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