Intro

About

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Historical Archive which, thanks to its documental richness, provides a large amount of valuable –and in some cases unpublished– graphic documentation.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

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About us

Architects' Association of Catalonia:

Àrea de Cultura

Directors:

2019-2020 Aureli Mora i Omar Ornaque

Documental Commission:

2019-2020 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:

2019-2020 Lluis Andreu Sergi Ballester Maria Jesús Quintero

Collaborating Entities:

ArquinFAD

 

Fundació Mies van der Rohe

 

Fundación DOCOMOMO Ibérico

Design & Development:

Nubilum Edittio

In Pictures

  • House and Studio of the Cartoonist Cesc

  • House and Studio of the Cartoonist Cesc

  • House and Studio of the Cartoonist Cesc

  • House and Studio of the Cartoonist Cesc

  • House and Studio of the Cartoonist Cesc

  • House and Studio of the Cartoonist Cesc

  • House and Studio of the Cartoonist Cesc

  • House and Studio of the Cartoonist Cesc

  • House and Studio of the Cartoonist Cesc

Memory

El programa d’una casa-estudi per a un dibuixant es desenvolupa en plena muntanya, en una zona sense urbanitzar. El solar queda condicionat per una gran roca granítica que determina la disposició dels volums. La casa queda dividida en dos cossos separats de la roca, un per a l’habitatge i l’altre per a l’estudi. L’espai entre tots dos cossos fa de pas d’accés, i tots dos volums es reculen al nivell de la planta baixa per guiar els recorreguts. Les escales de tots dos cossos, d’un sol tram, se situen tangents a la roca. S’accedeix a l’habitatge seguint la reculada del mur de la sala d’estar, sempre a la vora de la roca i caminant-hi tangencialment. Tots els dormitoris queden inclosos en una peça rigorosament distribuïda, mentre que la sala d’estar i l’estudi se situen a banda i banda del pas d’accés, configurant la complexa articulació del punt on s’enfronten tots dos volums.

Author: Maurici Pla

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

Una parcel·la de bosc de pins i alzines de 2000m2 de superfície, amb una roca granítica de gran extensió en el centre. El projecte parteix de la consideració d’organitzar relacions de proximitat entre habitatge, estudi i roca, de manera que formin un conjunt mantenint la individualitat de cadascun d’ells. Un rectangle de 15x6m i un quadrat de 6x6m contenen els aspectes programàtics d’una petita casa de vacances i l’estudi pel pintor Cesc.

Author: Bonell i Gil Arquitectes

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