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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Historical Archive which, thanks to its documental richness, provides a large amount of valuable –and in some cases unpublished– graphic documentation.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
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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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Detached single-family house with a surrounding garden.

The building is rectangular in shape and consists of a ground floor and a first floor with sloping flat-tiled roofs, from which a square-shaped lookout tower with a pavilion roof projects. The front part is a ground floor with a terrace and an upper pergola. The basement was built later and is used as a garage.

The walls are of common masonry and brick. The floor slabs are of iron beams and tile vaulting and of concrete beams and ceramic vaulting.

There are openings with lintels and others with pointed arches. There is ornamentation with glazed and brittle ceramic cladding. There are exposed bricks in arches, pillars, gables, corbels, sills and lintels. In the tower there is an important eave supported by corbels. The roof is made of flat tiles, some of which are glazed and form a pattern.

Source: Inventari del Patrimoni Arquitectònic de Catalunya (IPAC)

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  1. Garden City of Ribes Roges

    Josep Domènech Mansana, Josep Font i Gumà, Bonaventura Pollés i Vivó

    The Ribes Roges urban complex is made up of streets which are parallel and perpendicular to the seafront. It is bounded by the Passeig de Ribes Roges, the streets of Marcelina Jacas, Legazpi and Álvaro de Bazán and Torrent de Sant Joan, the street of Pere III el Gran and a large part of the block bounded by Passeig de Ribes Roges and the streets of Lluís de Requesens, Pere III el Gran and Isaac Peral. Each block contains several plots occupied by single-family houses surrounded by gardens. Although as a whole it does not present a stylistic unity, it still preserves some of the original buildings, mainly in the seafront sector, which present characteristics typical of the modernist and noucentista styles. The Villa Argentina and the Villa Montserrat (architect Josep Domènech Mansana) are the closest examples to the Catalan Art Nouveau style, as well as Doctor Ribot’s villa (Villa Esperanza) and the Villa Laguarda (both by the architect Bonaventura Pollés Vivó), and the Villa Teresa (Modest Tauler Benítez, architect), which have been preserved. The other villas are closer to the Noucentisme period, such as the Villa Isabel (by Ramon Frexé Mallofré, 1910-1912); the Villa Vivancos (by Josep M. Miró Guibernau, 1923); the Villa Dolors Rutllan (by Manuel Joaquim Raspall Mayol, 1925) and Villa Adelina, and the villas of Joan Robert and Lluís Pàmies (by Antoni Pons Domínguez, 1923, 1925 and 1926). The origin of the Ribes Roges housing development was the initiative of Ms. Anna Raventós de Saurí, president of the Empar de Santa Llúcia, a charitable institution that was to be the beneficiary of the profits produced by the development. Marcelina Jacas, who had considerable wealth inherited from her father and an uncle, both of whom were Hindus, gave the rural land she owned for the construction of the chalets in order to raise funds to support the organisation. The foundation stone for the first 10 chalets was laid in 1910. In the same year, the board commissioned several architects to carry out the construction work and left the municipal architect B. Pollés to carry out the project for the Passeig Marítim and the general plan for the distribution of the plots. The complex is detached from the urban fabric of the city. The Torrent de Sant Joan and the railway line hindered its growth and expansion from the beginning and it was outside the scope of Gumà i Ferran's General Plan and, therefore, of the expansion guidelines set out in the plan. In 1917, the municipal architect Josep M. Miró i Guibernau designed the total development of the sector in accordance with the garden city typology. The construction of the promenade was authorised and the complete layout of the road network and the study of the links with the city were carried out. The study of the layout of the links, although very correct, was never carried out due to the difficulty posed by the location of the Pirelli factory. In 1967, a new development plan allowed an increase in the density of buildings, which led to the abandonment of the garden city idea and the demolition of the original dwellings; this resulted in the demolition of many single-family villas, to be replaced by flat blocks. As a reaction to this trend, a new General Development Plan was approved in 1981, which sought to protect these dwellings by classifying Ribes Roges as a "garden city conservation area".
  2. Villa Montserrat

    Josep Domènech Mansana

    Villa Montserrat

    Detached single-family house with a surrounding garden. The building is rectangular in shape and consists of a ground floor and a first floor with sloping flat-tiled roofs, from which a square-shaped lookout tower with a pavilion roof projects. The front part is a ground floor with a terrace and an upper pergola. The basement was built later and is used as a garage. The walls are of common masonry and brick. The floor slabs are of iron beams and tile vaulting and of concrete beams and ceramic vaulting. There are openings with lintels and others with pointed arches. There is ornamentation with glazed and brittle ceramic cladding. There are exposed bricks in arches, pillars, gables, corbels, sills and lintels. In the tower there is an important eave supported by corbels. The roof is made of flat tiles, some of which are glazed and form a pattern.

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