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Historical Archive which, thanks to its documental richness, provides a large amount of valuable –and in some cases unpublished– graphic documentation.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

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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

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Memory

A la nova Diagonal de Barcelona enfront del Parc Central projectat per Jean Nouvel a l’extrem del braç nord de l’illa, s’ubica un edifici residencial que atén a la doble condició, per un costat com a front d’una illa oberta al Pla Cerdà i per l’altre al de peça autònoma. Sis habitatges per planta articulats per un corredor en zig-zag que uneix els dos nuclis de circulació vertical i projecta cap a l’exterior l’espai comunitari i la llum. Els habitatges es doten d’uns espais intermedis que s’obtenen en base a un encreuament dels diferents plans de la façana, en el que les persianes corredisses es distribueixen a la cara interior i exterior mantenint d’aquesta forma la privacitat i el control lumínic però al mateix temps ajudant a aconseguir espais oberts que relacionen l’exterior i l’interior, fent innecessaris els panells de separació dels habitatges. La configuració de l’edifici permet una gran varietat de tipologies. Aquesta versatilitat es plasma en l’aparició d’habitatges de desenvolupament en una planta, d’1, 2 i 3 dormitoris. La volumetria queda definida pel tractament de la pell exterior. Unes costelles d’acer pintat en negre configuren l’ envoltori de l’edifici, a la vegada que es resolen el trenat de les corredisses de lamel·les metàl·liques i el pla interior de vidre en tot el perímetre de la façana. Únicament es produeixen les zones de fractura de la pell als espais ocupats per les escales.

Author: Carlos Ferrater i Lambarri

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