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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Historical Archive which, thanks to its documental richness, provides a large amount of valuable –and in some cases unpublished– graphic documentation.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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The house is located on a plot with a steep slope, which goes from street to street. The programme is very extensive and covers 620 square metres and includes a small museum of old cars. The solution proposes two separate bodies, formed by a metal structure that supports the different slabs and creates a gauge that contains both the interior and exterior spaces. The level of the bedrooms and the museum takes the form of a basement. On the upper floor, where it is accessed, both bodies come together to form the large living space. The project investigates a formal order that integrates the cubic image of the house, the logic of the circulations, the independence of the living room enclosures with respect to the structure and a well-adjusted adaptation to the slope of the plot. From the entrance, the house can be read as a staircase of several sections that, after accessing each part of the programme in an orderly manner, stopped at the bottom, where the swimming pool is.

Author: Maurici Pla

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

Permanent detached house. It is composed of two longitudinal bodies with a metal structure emphasised on the outside that serves not only as a support for the slabs and the awning system on the outside, but as a formalisation of a global volume that includes the times closed spaces and open-air spaces. One of these bodies is lower and forms a continuous staircase that connects the ground with the roofs, constituting the succession of terraces accessible from the other body. The formal rigidity of the set is altered only by the all-glass living room space that adapts a willfully arbitrary form, like an autonomous expressive gesture. To underline this autonomy, the profile of this space is the reproduction, on a different scale, of the well-known plan of Mies van der Rohe's glass skyscraper project. The interior and exterior walls are built of white concrete blocks. The windows around the perimeter of the living room are directly attached without a metal frame. The pavement consists of cork slabs. Above the roof and hanging from the metal structure, there is a series of dark tarpaulins that filter out the sun and regulate the temperature.

Author: MBM Arquitectes

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    Casa Serras

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    Casa Serras

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