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Historical Archive which, thanks to its documental richness, provides a large amount of valuable –and in some cases unpublished– graphic documentation.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

Àrea de Cultura

Directors:

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:

ArquinFAD

 

Fundació Mies van der Rohe

 

Fundación DOCOMOMO Ibérico

Design & Development:

Nubilum Edittio
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  1. Vicens House

    Antoni Gaudí i Cornet

    Vicens House

    Es tracta del primer encàrrec que obté Gaudí, tot just acabats els estudis. La casa consta de dues plantes de sostre baix, que allotgen la planta noble i els dormitoris, i unes golfes de molta més alçària, sota una coberta de diversos vessants. El tractament de la fàbrica construïda combina la maçoneria de pedra vista i de maó, que és dibuixada i organitzada segons filades horitzontals, i uns elements verticals de rajola ceràmica, que dibuixen sempre un escaquer i incorporen les tribunes de les cantonades i els seus elements de suport. La casa va ser concebuda com un gran dispositiu òptic vinculat al jardí i a les diverses vistes esbiaixades des del carrer.
  2. Cascada i Jardins de la Casa Vicens

    Antoni Gaudí i Cornet

    Es tracta del primer encàrrec que obté Gaudí, tot just acabats els estudis. La casa consta de dues plantes de sostre baix, que allotgen la planta noble i els dormitoris, i unes golfes de molta més alçària, sota una coberta de diversos vessants. El tractament de la fàbrica construïda combina la maçoneria de pedra vista i de maó, que és dibuixada i organitzada segons filades horitzontals, i uns elements verticals de rajola ceràmica, que dibuixen sempre un escaquer i incorporen les tribunes de les cantonades i els seus elements de suport. La casa va ser concebuda com un gran dispositiu òptic vinculat al jardí i a les diverses vistes esbiaixades des del carrer.
  3. Remodelling and Extension of Vicens House

    Joan Baptista de Serra i Martínez

    Remodelling and Extension of Vicens House

  4. Font de Santa Rita als Jardins de la Casa Vicens

    Joan Baptista de Serra i Martínez

    Es tracta del primer encàrrec que obté Gaudí, tot just acabats els estudis. La casa consta de dues plantes de sostre baix, que allotgen la planta noble i els dormitoris, i unes golfes de molta més alçària, sota una coberta de diversos vessants. El tractament de la fàbrica construïda combina la maçoneria de pedra vista i de maó, que és dibuixada i organitzada segons filades horitzontals, i uns elements verticals de rajola ceràmica, que dibuixen sempre un escaquer i incorporen les tribunes de les cantonades i els seus elements de suport. La casa va ser concebuda com un gran dispositiu òptic vinculat al jardí i a les diverses vistes esbiaixades des del carrer.
  5. Concurs Anual d'Edificis i Establiments Urbans

    Award-Winner / Winner
    Remodelling and Extension of Vicens House

    Joan Baptista de Serra i Martínez

  6. Rehabilitation and Remodelling of Vicens House as a Museum House

    DAW Office, Martínez Lapeña-Torres Arquitectos, David García Martínez, José Antonio Martínez Lapeña, Elías Torres Tur

    Rehabilitation and Remodelling of Vicens House as a Museum House

    The approach to Casa Vicens has been done with respect and with a healthy distance and independence. Working like a surgeon would do, the parts that were missing from the work of Gaudí’s prominent personality have been replaced with new additions. In this process, it has been important to act with the utmost precision and without fear. Designing a new staircase to adapt to current regulations and at the same time replacing the ghost of Gaudí’s original staircase has been a challenge. This unique vertical element, accompanied by an elevator, occupies the central heart of the building and relates the three-floor summer house, which Gaudí built in 1885 for the Vicens family, to the volume added in 1925 by the architect Serra de Martínez to house three families on three different floors. The landing of the staircase leads to the outbuildings of the original house, and the new volume expands with a polygonal figure within the extension of the twentieth century. The staircase emerges on the roof as a new volume of geometry complementary to the Moorish style of the house. Casa Vicens has gone from being a private home to a public one, becoming a museum.
  7. FAD Award

    Finalist. Category: Architecture

    FAD Award

    Rehabilitation and Remodelling of Vicens House as a Museum House

    DAW Office, Martínez Lapeña-Torres Arquitectos, David García Martínez, José Antonio Martínez Lapeña, Elías Torres Tur