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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Historical Archive which, thanks to its documental richness, provides a large amount of valuable –and in some cases unpublished– graphic documentation.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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La Casa Pericas es troba ubicada a l'illa del districte de l'Eixample delimitada per la rambla de Catalunya, el carrer Còrsega i l'avinguda Diagonal. Disposada en el punt d'unió d'aquestes dues últimes vies de comunicació es tracta d'un edifici d'habitatges que presenta tres façanes articulades mitjançant dues tribunes cilíndriques. La construcció consta d'una estructura en alçat de planta baixa, entresòl, principal i cinc plantes pis, tot cobert per un terrat pla transitable. Les seves obertures s'organitzen en cinc trams horitzontals separats per impostes. El tram inferior comprèn la planta baixa i l'entresòl amb parament carreuat de pedra. La planta baixa presentà el portal d'accés a l'angle dret de la façana encarada al carrer diagonal, amb un emmarcat portal d'arc de mig punt tancat per una ornamentada porta de ferro. Aquest accés dóna pas a una zona de vestíbul i a un celobert central en el qual s'hi localitza l'escala de veïns. La resta d'obertures, corresponent a la zona comercial (en aquest cas un banc), presenten emmarcaments de columnes classicistes. Al segon tram s'ubica el pis principal, on destaquen les balustrades de pedra dels balcons i el seu emmarcament esculpit. El tercer tram presenta les següents quatre plantes, amb un parament cobert per un esgrafiat que recorda el carreuat de pedra. També hi ha alguns plafons, també esgrafiats, de decoració figurada i temàtica bucòlica. Les obertures estan solucionades amb finestres i balcons amb tancament de ferro forjat i ornamentació esgrafiada a la seva base i emmarcaments. El tram final compren una galeria correguda amb petites finestres amb arc de mig punt coronat per una sanefa esgrafiada, tot coronat per un potent ràfec que sobresurt de la línia de façana i el terrat pla tancat per una balustrada. En vertical caldria destacar les dues tribunes situades a les cantonades, i que donen continuïtat a la façana, evitant angles vius. Aquestes fan recordar l'expressionisme alemany i estan rematades per un capcer ondulat.

Source: Inventari del Patrimoni Arquitectònic de Catalunya (IPAC)

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