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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Historical Archive which, thanks to its documental richness, provides a large amount of valuable –and in some cases unpublished– graphic documentation.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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Golferichs House, known as “el Xalet”, was designed in 1901 by the architect Joan Rubió i Bellver as the particular residence for Macari Golferichs. One of the first objectives was to return the Xalet to its original character. The annex building construction and the transformation as a learning centre supposed big alterations to the first building, and the main goals to solve with the proposal. Built with great modesty, the annex collapsed the understanding of the house, preventing its contemplation, eliminating the perimeter eave and blocking the access to the backyard. The representative spaces of the ground and first floors advised their use as an exhibition hall. That allowed to give the neighborhood a space for this type of cultural manifestations. On the second floor, we recovered the original dimensions of the great room with wooden trusses like a multipurpose room.

Author: Ravetllat-Ribas Arquitectes

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  1. Golferichs House

    Joan Rubió i Bellver

    Golferichs House

    Macari Golferichs, un capriciós enginyer de camins, comerciant en fusta i col·leccionista, sembla que va fer fortuna a les Amèriques, com altres burgesos de l’època. En tornar, va decidir comprar uns terrenys a l’Eixample i fer-s’hi construir una residència d’estil modernista. En aquesta obra, Rubió inicia la seva recerca cap a una línia arquitectònica pròpia. El valor estructural i constructiu de les formes gòtiques és comprovat i experimentat en una investigació genuïna, tal com podem veure en els materials emprats, en la tècnica constructiva i en l’ornamentació ceràmica.
  2. Rehabilitation and Extension of Golferichs House

    Ravetllat-Ribas Arquitectes, Pere Joan Ravetllat i Mira, Carme Ribas i Seix

    Rehabilitation and Extension of Golferichs House

    Golferichs House, known as “el Xalet”, was designed in 1901 by the architect Joan Rubió i Bellver as the particular residence for Macari Golferichs. One of the first objectives was to return the Xalet to its original character. The annex building construction and the transformation as a learning centre supposed big alterations to the first building, and the main goals to solve with the proposal. Built with great modesty, the annex collapsed the understanding of the house, preventing its contemplation, eliminating the perimeter eave and blocking the access to the backyard. The representative spaces of the ground and first floors advised their use as an exhibition hall. That allowed to give the neighborhood a space for this type of cultural manifestations. On the second floor, we recovered the original dimensions of the great room with wooden trusses like a multipurpose room.
  3. FAD Award

    Finalist. Category: Architecture - Remodelling and Rehabilitation

    FAD Award

    Rehabilitation and Extension of Golferichs House

    Ravetllat-Ribas Arquitectes, Pere Joan Ravetllat i Mira, Carme Ribas i Seix

Audiovisual

  • La lluita veïnal per salvar el Xalet o Casa Golferichs | Va passar aquí

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    La lluita veïnal per salvar el Xalet o Casa Golferichs | Va passar aquí