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Historical Archive which, thanks to its documental richness, provides a large amount of valuable –and in some cases unpublished– graphic documentation.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

Àrea de Cultura


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:



Fundació Mies van der Rohe


Fundación DOCOMOMO Ibérico

Design & Development:

Nubilum Edittio

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Habitatge entre mitgeres situat a la Tallada, un petit poble típic de l’Empordà. El volum de la casa a rehabilitar havia patit canvis i ampliacions que donaven al conjunt un peculiar aspecte de torre. El projecte ha perseguit potenciar aquest caràcter vertical de la casa que ens semblava summament atractiu en l’entorn. Des de l’entrada comença l’ascens a través d’escalinates i escales que van donant accés a les diferents estances fins a arribar a la piscina, que és el punt més alt de la casa. Alguns dels forats originals del volum superior tenien una proporció allargada i acabaven en arcs de mig punt, tipologia habitual en moltes cases de poble. Es va decidir copiar aquest patró i repetir-lo en tota la planta superior, tant en portes i finestres com en passos entre estances. La façana principal també participa d’aquest llenguatge, mostrant a l’exterior la seqüència d’espais que s’apilen a l’interior de l’habitatge a través d’un gran forat vertical. La rajola ceràmica de color marró és el fil conductor que acompanya l’habitant en tot moment. Cada habitacle es dissenya com una peça autònoma i té el seu propi mobiliari construït en obra i revestit de ceràmica de 13x13. La decisió de cobrir tots els plans horitzontals amb aquesta peça genera extensos mantells marrons tornassolats que se superposen a través de les diferents diagonals visuals. Els terres es reinterpreten mitjançant ceràmica quadrada de color vermell, en la qual el traç del temps es farà visible, en contrast amb el pulcre reflex de la nova ceràmica brillant.

Author: Arquitectura G


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