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Historical Archive which, thanks to its documental richness, provides a large amount of valuable –and in some cases unpublished– graphic documentation.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

Documental Commission:

2019-2024 Ramon Faura Carolina B. Garcia Eduard Callís Francesc Rafat Pau Albert Antoni López Daufí Joan Falgueras Mercè Bosch Jaume Farreny Anton Pàmies Juan Manuel Zaguirre Josep Ferrando Fernando Marzá Moisés Puente Aureli Mora Omar Ornaque

Collaborators:

2019-2024 Lluis Andreu Sergi Ballester Maria Jesús Quintero Lucía M. Villodres

External Collaborators:

2019-2024 Helena Cepeda Inès Martinel

With the support of:

Generalitat de Catalunya. Departament de Cultura

Collaborating Entities:

ArquinFAD

 

Fundació Mies van der Rohe

 

Fundación DOCOMOMO Ibérico

 

Basílica de la Sagrada Família

 

Museu del Disseny de Barcelona

 

Fomento

 

AMB

 

EINA Centre Universitari de Disseny i Art de Barcelona

 

IEFC

 

Fundació Domènench Montaner.

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Can Negre was a farmhouse, which Jujol renovated between 1914 and 1926, at the behest of the family.

The refurbishment focused especially on the façade, the staircase and the chapel. In the first, Jujol gives examples of a global and quite detailed conception of his work, while showing an obvious respect for the existing façade by maintaining the openings that explain the interior wall compartmentalisation.

The exercise he carried out on the main façade clearly shows his intentions, which were collected in a single project drawing.

Different rows of flat tiles are added to emphasise the undulating curve of the cornice. Another small cornice is also introduced, which includes that of the side façade. Two side tribunes appear flanking the main tribune which evokes the shape of a float. This one, with meticulous forging work, has two "legs" that rest on either side of the main door, making it even more prominent.

There is also an effort to compensate for the imbalance in the original building, with the placement of a covered gallery, as if it were a semi-detached house, and with the use of polychromy on the façade.

For Jujol, the black house has a special religious significance as well as tradition and popular culture, and that is why he strives to show the transfiguration of an anonymous and conventional element into another with a strong presence of the architect's hand.

Author: Manuel Julià

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  1. Can Negre

    Josep Maria Jujol Gibert

    Can Negre

    Jujol approaches the refurbishment of a baroque farmhouse with the intention of changing its aesthetic parameters, of the utmost importance for the modernist culture that goes back to the beginning of the 20th century. The most relevant interventions in the interior are reduced to the chapel and the staircase. Jujol maintains the entire existing wall system, as well as the layout of the openings. He puts all the emphasis on the transfiguration of the main façade, which is explained in a single project drawing that reflects its intention well enough. More rows of flat tiles, all of them different, are added to the wavy cornice. The two side windows on the first floor become two symmetrical tribunes, which flank a new central tribune that evokes the shape of a float, made with delicate iron work and with an unprecedented system of glazed openings. The façade plan is divided by polychrome spots tending to unify the resulting dissymmetry.
  2. Rehabilitation of Can Negre

    Josep Llobet i Gelmà

    Rehabilitation of Can Negre

    Can Negre was a farmhouse, which Jujol renovated between 1914 and 1926, at the behest of the family. The refurbishment focused especially on the façade, the staircase and the chapel. In the first, Jujol gives examples of a global and quite detailed conception of his work, while showing an obvious respect for the existing façade by maintaining the openings that explain the interior wall compartmentalisation. The exercise he carried out on the main façade clearly shows his intentions, which were collected in a single project drawing. Different rows of flat tiles are added to emphasise the undulating curve of the cornice. Another small cornice is also introduced, which includes that of the side façade. Two side tribunes appear flanking the main tribune which evokes the shape of a float. This one, with meticulous forging work, has two "legs" that rest on either side of the main door, making it even more prominent. There is also an effort to compensate for the imbalance in the original building, with the placement of a covered gallery, as if it were a semi-detached house, and with the use of polychromy on the façade. For Jujol, the black house has a special religious significance as well as tradition and popular culture, and that is why he strives to show the transfiguration of an anonymous and conventional element into another with a strong presence of the architect's hand.

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