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Historical Archive which, thanks to its documental richness, provides a large amount of valuable –and in some cases unpublished– graphic documentation.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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2019-2024 Aureli Mora i Omar Ornaque

Documental Commission:

2019-2024 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:

2019-2024 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

Design & Development:

edittio Nubilum

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Building with a partition, two façades aligned to the street and a third to the garden. It consists of ground floor and first floor. Façades of symmetrical composition, very ornamental. The most significant formal element is a tribune in the corner, with a circular plan, limited by polygonal stained-glass windows and a pyramidal roof.

The façades are limited by a cornice with brackets and a balustrade.

The formal and decorative elements are representatives of eclecticism. The wrought ironwork on the balconies, with exuberant decoration, is by Joan Bellavista "Guidons".

The industrial activity of the 19th century brought the textile industry to Granollers, which grew from the cotton manufacturers and their auxiliary industries, which extended the urban plot outside the walled enclosure and near the communication routes, while also initiating the extension of the urban core, between El Congost and the railway of France.

This is how the Barcelona-Ribes Road becomes the axis of the city, an area of widening at the end of the last hundred years: Torrebadella House, Paula Pinyol House, Trullàs House, Museum, etc...

Source: Inventari del Patrimoni Arquitectònic de Catalunya (IPAC)

Single-family house of garden-city typology. It is of large proportions with a basement, ground floor and a landing that forms a corner on the road-street Anselm Clavé, the main axis of the city and open to the Barangé square with a patio-garden limited by a fence that follows the plinth of the façade. It is the building with the most unique eclectic language in the city. The composition of the façades is symmetrical with a circular tribune at the corner with an octagonal pavilion roof closed with metal structure and coloured glass on top, which is the most significant element of the building. The main façade is composed of three axes, with the access door in the central one, where a very elaborate pediment with the date "1900" stands out, which marks the upper centre of the construction. The voids are of vertical composition framed with flat lintel and dust guard. The treatment of the façades rests on the stone plinth that constitutes the base and the fence of the patio-garden. The ground and first floors are treated with stucco with ash veneer. The crowning of the building is solved with great emphasis with an element that incorporates the frieze, the cornice and the balustrade as well as the pediment that indicates the entrance portal located on Anselm Clavé Street. On the other hand, the carpentry work and the furniture stand out inside. Access to the main door from the street is via a staircase, highlighting the coffered ceiling and vegetal sgraffito motifs on the walls. All the lattice work and classical decorative elements are of interest throughout the house (CUSPINERA et alií, 2001; PATRIMONI, 1985).

It is located on the road-street that crosses the town centre and that encouraged the growth of the first extension of Granollers, at the end of the 19th century, where the architectural movements of the last hundred years are represented. This axis is lately undergoing a strong transformation process with the proliferation of replacement constructions. The forging work was done in Can Guidons de Granollers (GARCIA PEY, 1990). The house, after some time of being built, was bought by Mr. Vicenç Ramoneda Galobart, better known by the name "Malherba", meaning "Weed". Mr. Ramoneda, who came from Parets, used to say that "no weeds ever grow in my house", which is why the house was also known as "Can Malherba" (Oral information by Mr. Eustaqui Casals Margall, February 2002).

Protected in the 1985 PEPHA and proposed protection in the new PEPHA File. No. R-008. The building is an important visual landmark in Granollers.

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


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