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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Historical Archive which, thanks to its documental richness, provides a large amount of valuable –and in some cases unpublished– graphic documentation.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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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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It is the result of the refurbishment of three old, attached houses, in which the entrance has been moved to the interior garden and some façades have been doubled in order to create galleries in the remaining spaces. The project breaks the typological features of the old houses and creates a unitary dwelling: a stepped volume from the south façade to the partition wall on the west side, with a doubled brick wall crowned with battlements. Numerous wooden elements are used on the façades, such as the corner struts. The interior recreates a fresh atmosphere, with wisteria and Arabic ornaments, an ideal refuge for the architect after his exile.

Author: Maurici Pla

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

The house is surrounded by a garden with a brick fence and iron bars.

As it was supposed to be a summer house, he isolated the south and west façades with new ones, parallel to the original ones, leaving galleries between them in order to reduce the effect of insolation.

While Puig lived there, the façades were covered by ivy and a vine.

The interior presents countless nooks and crannies, level differences, elongated perspectives and narrow and thin viewpoints with transparencies filtered by bars and curtains, even vegetal ones.

In 1897, Puig i Cadafalch asked for permission to modify three attached houses that he had acquired in Dolors Montserdà Street in the town of Argentona, where he had planned his temporary residence. Of these three old houses, Puig i Cadafalch made a single one but took advantage of the old walls, which were not joined at the right angles in any corner. As in other cases, he did not sign the plans himself. As in the Coll i Regàs house in Mataró, Antoni Ma. Gallissa did it, the favourite disciple and assistant of Elias Rogent. However, Puig himself could have done it since his resignation from the position of municipal architect of Mataró, although recent, had already taken place.

Source: Inventari del Patrimoni Arquitectònic de Catalunya (IPAC)

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  1. Puig i Cadafalch House

    Josep Puig i Cadafalch

    Puig i Cadafalch House

    It is the result of the refurbishment of three old, attached houses, in which the entrance has been moved to the interior garden and some façades have been doubled in order to create galleries in the remaining spaces. The project breaks the typological features of the old houses and creates a unitary dwelling: a stepped volume from the south façade to the partition wall on the west side, with a doubled brick wall crowned with battlements. Numerous wooden elements are used on the façades, such as the corner struts. The interior recreates a fresh atmosphere, with wisteria and Arabic ornaments, an ideal refuge for the architect after his exile.
  2. Rehabilitation of Puig i Cadafalch House

    Mercè Zazurca i Codolà

    Rehabilitation of Puig i Cadafalch House

    The purpose of the intervention is to recover the building and the garden as a house-museum, preserving all its heritage values but seeking to make it a living place of reflection that energises the future of the environment based on the knowledge of the past. In this 1st phase, the sustainability and excellence of the rehabilitation process has been sought, collecting the actions as examples of good practices without losing the global vision. The detailed information has been obtained through non-destructive techniques that has allowed us to have the maximum knowledge to develop a compatible and durable reinforcement solution that would collaborate in the stabilisation of the battlements and the roof. Innovative solutions have been sought with materials capable of supporting bending efforts in both directions, with hydraulic lime concrete, compatible with the rest of the materials and fiberglass mesh, for the elements that must withstand traction.
  3. Mostres d'Arquitectura (Maresme)

    Shortlisted
    Rehabilitation of Puig i Cadafalch House

    Mercè Zazurca i Codolà

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