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Historical Archive which, thanks to its documental richness, provides a large amount of valuable –and in some cases unpublished– graphic documentation.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

2019-2024 Aureli Mora i Omar Ornaque

Documental Commission:

2019-2024 Ramon Faura Carolina B. Garcia Eduard Callís Francesc Rafat Pau Albert Antoni López Daufí Joan Falgueras Mercè Bosch Jaume Farreny Anton Pàmies Juan Manuel Zaguirre Josep Ferrando Fernando Marzá Moisés Puente Aureli Mora Omar Ornaque

Collaborators:

2019-2024 Lluis Andreu Sergi Ballester Maria Jesús Quintero Lucía M. Villodres

External Collaborators:

2019-2024 Helena Cepeda Inès Martinel

With the support of:

Generalitat de Catalunya. Departament de Cultura

Collaborating Entities:

ArquinFAD

 

Fundació Mies van der Rohe

 

Fundación DOCOMOMO Ibérico

 

Basílica de la Sagrada Família

 

Museu del Disseny de Barcelona

 

Fomento

 

AMB

 

EINA Centre Universitari de Disseny i Art de Barcelona

 

IEFC

 

Fundació Domènench Montaner.

Design & Development:

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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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It is the best critical interpretation that Sostres made of the masters of the modern movement that influenced him so much. The program is developed on a single floor, slightly raised from the ground, and with the different rooms well placed with respect to the solar abacus. The combination of different types of supporting elements and facings, originating from the interest in Terragni and other Italian rationalists, tends to dematerialise the house and to incorporate transparencies as a more intense experience of space. From the street, the two plans differentiated by colour, the cut of the entrance and the view of the two overhangs of the roof, the study and the staircase, reflect a revision of the old icon of the Savoie Villa: an almost square house almost, with the passable roof, and a small inner courtyard that completes the organisation of the whole space and contributes to creating a richer domestic atmosphere than that of the old international style interiors.

Author: Maurici Pla

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

Isolated single-family home located in the Ciudad Diagonal urbanisation, very close to the Iranzo House. It is developed mainly on the ground floor, with some annexes on the roof and a basement which is used as the garage. The distribution of the floor plan is organised in three parts, around a landscaped glass patio that increases the feeling of transparency and integration with nature. Each of the three functional areas of the house opens to a different part of the garden, to achieve a greater degree of privacy. The access façade is completely opaque and has a very important chromatic component, in which red and white are dominant. From the front door you can see through the entire house to the back garden. Observing the roof terrace, which follows one of Le Corbusier's five points, you can see his influence. Sostres was one of the prominent members of Group R (review, recovery or rescue of the modern movement), and this work was one of his most radical attempts to recover the principles of modern architecture in Spain after autarky. The structure of the house is conceived as a uniform pattern of steel pillars that support a concrete slab, but it is understood as a series of free-standing walls, with some strategically located pillars. Every construction detail of the building is resolved with great precision, as if it were a work of art.

Author: Xavier Llobet i Ribeiro

Source: DOCOMOMO Ibérico

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  • Perspectiva de la Casa Moratiel.

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    Perspectiva de la Casa Moratiel.

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  • Perspectiva de la piscina de la Casa Moratiel

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    Perspectiva de la piscina de la Casa Moratiel

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