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Historical Archive which, thanks to its documental richness, provides a large amount of valuable –and in some cases unpublished– graphic documentation.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


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2019-2023 Aureli Mora i Omar Ornaque

Documental Commission:

2019-2023 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:

2019-2023 Lluis Andreu Sergi Ballester Helena Cepeda Inès Martinel Maria Jesús Quintero

With the support of:

Generalitat de Catalunya. Departament de Cultura

Collaborating Entities:



Fundació Mies van der Rohe


Fundación DOCOMOMO Ibérico


Arxiu Mas


Basílica de la Sagrada Família


Museu del Disseny de Barcelona


EINA Centre Universitari de Disseny i Art de Barcelona

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edittio Nubilum

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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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Torre a quatre vents situada al barri de Sarrià, a tocar de la plaça de Borràs, entre la Via Augusta i la Ronda de Dalt. És de planta quadrangular, amb planta baixa, un pis i golfes, amb una torre rectangular adossada que té una planta més. A la façana principal, ocupant l'espai central de la planta baixa, hi ha una tribuna poligonal que sobresurt com si fos un cos afegit; en aquesta tribuna s'obren grans finestrals rectangulars emmarcats per motllures esglaonades, per sobre hi ha uns grans relleus escultòrics i el cos està coronat per una gran motllura que imita les formes d'un capitell. La resta d'obertures d'aquesta planta son similars, decorades amb la motllura esglaonada. Al primer pis hi ha un balcó amb la base de pedra i la barana de ferro, un gran finestral al centre amb tres relleus escultòrics a sobre, i una altre finestra rectangular a l'altre costat. En el cos principal aquest nivell queda rematat per una motllura que imita un capitell clàssic sostingut per unes pilastres que ressegueixen el mur; aquesta mateixa decoració es troba en la torre però un pis més amunt. Les obertures de les golfes son dos ulls de bou i una finestra quadrangular, mentre que a la torre hi ha una finestra una mica més gran. El cos principal queda rematat per una gran cornisa amb forma de capitell. A l'últim pis de la torre s'obren dos petites finestres quadrangulars i l'acabament superior és similar al del cos principal. Totes les obertures, inclosos els ulls de bou, estan emmarcats per una motllura esglaonada.

Els relleus escultòrics de la façana i una escultura d'una Venus al Jardí són obra de Rafael Solanic. A la planta baixa, a la tribuna, hi ha una sala de música amb una cúpula decorada amb pintures de Francesc d'Assis Galí, amb al·legories de nens músics i deesses.

Aquesta casa es va construir per ser la residència de Ramon Puig i Gairalt i el seu germà Antoni, també arquitecte.

Les obres, iniciades al 1925, es van anar allargant fins que la Guerra Civil i la mort de l'arquitecte al 1937, van deixar inacabada la torre que es va acabar posteriorment.

Source: Inventari del Patrimoni Arquitectònic de Catalunya (IPAC)


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