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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Historical Archive which, thanks to its documental richness, provides a large amount of valuable –and in some cases unpublished– graphic documentation.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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We kindly invite you to help us improve the dissemination of Catalan architecture through this space. Here you can propose works and provide or amend information on authors, photographers and their work, along with adding comments. The Documentary Commission will analyze all data. Please do only fill in the fields you deem necessary to add or amend the information.

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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Edifici civil. Només vinculat a un altre edifici per la banda dreta, el que permet veure tres dels seus murs. Està formada per una planta baixa, dos pisos, golfes i terrat. Exteriorment tot l'interès recau en l'ornamentació, que podria ser considerada completament eclèctica, amb detalls àrabs, com els arcs de ferradura de l'entrada o els arcs lobulats del primer pis, i elements gòtics o medievals com és el cas dels arcs del tercer pis o les petites obertures circulars mostrejades de les golfes. A l'angle esquerre de la façana existia una tribuna de la que avui dia només en queden algunes restes. El seu interior és més modernista que eclèctic. Els elements àrabs foren proposats pel propietari, el Sr. Sensat Pagès, després de passar una temporada en un hotel de Tànger. La casa fou restaurada i reconvertida en Casa de Cultura l'any 1975.

Source: Inventari del Patrimoni Arquitectònic de Catalunya (IPAC)

Casa entre mitgeres del Passeig Prat de la Riba que fa cantonada amb el carrer Doctor Agell, de planta rectangular alineada al pla del carrer i que consta de planta baixa i dos pisos amb la coberta plana practicable a mode de terrat. La façana s'inspira en el repertori neoàrab per composar una façana de gran plasticitat, combinant l'estucat salmó i blanc i diversos tipus d'arcs lobulats i de ferradura. Cal destacar la tribuna amb cúpula de la cantonada. A l'interior es conserva una bona part de la decoració i el mobiliari. Jaume Sensat i Rosa Pagès, masnovins residents a Barcelona, van ser els promotors de reformar la façana de la seva casa de la carretera després d'un viatge que van fer a Egipte, projecte que van encarregar al mestre d'obres Pere Andreu. La casa va ser cedida al municipi l'any 1975 i restaurada el 1988 per convertir-la en Casa de Cultura. La darrera restauració es va fer sota la direcció de l'arquitecte Claudi Arañó i Bertran.

Source: Mapes de Patrimoni Cultural. Diputació de Barcelona (diba)

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