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Historical Archive which, thanks to its documental richness, provides a large amount of valuable –and in some cases unpublished– graphic documentation.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 Francesc Rafat Antoni López Daufí Joan Falgueras Anton Pàmies Mercè Bosch Josep Ferrando Fernando Marzá Aureli Mora Omar Ornaque

External Collaborators:

2019-2024 Lluis Andreu Sergi Ballester Helena Cepeda Inès Martinel Maria Jesús Quintero

With the support of:

Generalitat de Catalunya. Departament de Cultura

Collaborating Entities:



Fundació Mies van der Rohe


Fundación DOCOMOMO Ibérico


Arxiu Mas


Basílica de la Sagrada Família


Museu del Disseny de Barcelona


EINA Centre Universitari de Disseny i Art de Barcelona

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edittio Nubilum

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All works
  • 1849

  • 1850

  • second half of the 19th century

  • Can Vinyes

    autoria desconeguda

    Edifici de planta quadrada, que consta de planta baixa i dos pisos, de composició unitària i simètrica. Cobert a quatre aigües, amb una llanterna al carener, de secció quadrada i amb coberta a quatre vessants. Teula àrab. Façanes planes, amb predomini del buit sobre el ple, i amb una distribució simètrica de les obertures. Aquestes presenten com a únic element decoratiu el motlluratge de les llindes als extrems.
  • Cal Borrut

    autoria desconeguda

    Isolated building with a quadrangular plan consisting of a ground floor, floor and attic, with a gabled central roof and roofed sides. Moulded storey separation cornices, linteled openings, rear galleries and semicircular arched entrance portals. Pediment, porrtholes and balustrades. Interiors with period furniture and decoration. Enclosed garden. The bars on the side garden gates date from 1882.
  • Pallejà House

    autoria desconeguda

    Farmhouse that is part of the Gelida summer area. Built at the end of the last century, it consists of two floors, cellars and a viewpoint, a very large terrace, garden and orchards. As details, we should mention the voluptuous headboards of brown ceramic mosaic with a Gaudí taste, the clearly serrated bars, a dovecote - in the garden - of a very special design, covered with multicoloured mosaics, and contemporary paintings and drawings made by the Pallejà family. Since the end and beginning of the century, this house has been the scene of modernist festivals in Gelida, where the Barcelona bourgeoisie who spent the summers in Gelida met, with some prominent members of Gelida society, celebrating floral games, theatrical performances in the theater of the house, performances by the Gelida Choir, etc, and at the same time, residence of the poet Ramon Pallejà i Camaló.
  • Guilamany House

    Josep Inglada i Estrada

    Building between three corridor-partitions, consisting of ground floor, mezzanine, two floors and attic. The roof is of Arabic tile on two sides. The façade has a symmetrical composition. The ground floor has a centrally arched doorway and two rectangular moulded openings at the sides. The first floor shows a balcony and the second three balconies. In both cases the openings are rectangular and followed by classically inspired mouldings. The façade is crowned with a cornice supported by panels. The work is of eclectic language. The construction is located within the fortified enclosure during the First Carline War (Seven Years' War) and among stylistically heterogeneous buildings.
  • Cal Cordero

    autoria desconeguda

    Edifici de planta quadrada composta de planta baixa i dos pisos comunicats per una escala central. Té un gran pati envoltat de galeries cobertes habilitades com a magatzem. A nivell del primer pis hi ha una gran terrassa descoberta. Tots els murs exteriors estan revestits de planxes de terracota i peces ceràmqiues. La coberta és un terrat, com també ho són els de les cobertes e les edificiacions laterals, formant entre totes, un pati. Va ser construïda per Josep Elías i Bigorra, propietari d'una important bòvila, industria característica de la vila. Elements de terracota que s'utilitzaren per a la seva construcció en són testimoni.
  • Marcet House

    autoria desconeguda

    Building between ground floor partitions, two floors and an attic, with a gabled Arabic tile roof and terrace. It corresponds to the typology of the mid-nineteenth century Eixample, with the use of an austere language of eclectic architecture with deep popular roots. It has a balcony on the first floor and three balconies (with an opening each) on the second floor. The railings are made of wrought iron.
  • Serra i Corominas House

    autoria desconeguda

    Building between partitions with a rear garden, a ground floor, two landings and a roof. The composition of the façade is symmetrical and features elements that correspond to the language of neoclassicism (posters, capitals, tympanum, corbels, etc.). This house is located in front of the station, in the area of the Eixample that began to be built in 1865, in an environment in a constant process of degradation. It was originally surrounded by side and rear gardens, and there were side galleries with ground floor and one landing. They later disappeared because blocks of flats were built on both sides.
  • Can Banús

    autoria desconeguda

  • Berger House

    Josep Inglada i Estrada

    Building between partitions consisting of ground floor, mezzanine, first floor and attic, with a roof covered with Arabic tiles. The crown is supported by corbels of classical inspiration, which establish a compositional rhythm with those of the main floor. The façade is symmetrical and has an identical arrangement of openings on each floor. The formal characteristics of the building are those of the language of eclecticism. The Berger House was built during the second half of the 19th century, in the Eixamplea area which started in 1865 around the station. Initially it consisted of a ground floor and a main floor. In 1897 the architect Santiago Güell i Grau directed the expansion and restoration project, signed on August 6 and approved on the 17th of the same month. This project is preserved in the town's municipal archive.
  • Jané House

    autoria desconeguda

    House between party walls on the corner of Prim and Sant Julià Streets. It consists of a basement and a ground floor with a roof. There are galleries and a garden at the back. The set responds to the characteristics of the eclectic language. Rectangular access door with triangulated pediment, as in the other openings, but in this case with floral decoration. The house is located in the wide area that was formed on the sides of the Sant Martí Sarroca road, BV-2121, opened in 1881. It is an interesting street in terms of the combination of eclectic and modernist architecture. It was later converted into a nursery school.
  • Mr. Font's House

    autoria desconeguda

    Building between partitions of three corridors. It consists of a basement, ground floor and a floor. The roof is made of Arabic tiles. At the top of the façade there is an image of the Sacred Heart. The building presents a structure that fits into the aesthetics of eclecticism, although the ornamentation expresses small modernist insinuations.
  • Casa al Carrer Bonavista 1- 5

    autoria desconeguda

  • Can Sisteré

    autoria desconeguda

  • Borruell i Panzano House

    autoria desconeguda

    It is a building between partitions with a backyard. It was originally for single-family use. The property consists of a ground floor, split into a semi-basement and mezzanine, and two floors. It is covered by a gable roof and a staircase body protrudes from it attached to the middle. The staircase, with a Catalan vault and a single section, is attached to the partition and gives access to the main floor. The load-bearing walls are of common masonry. The floors are made of wooden beams and tiles. The main façade is composed on vertical axes with arched portals framed with stone on the ground floor, and a landing balcony on the mezzanine. The openings of the upper floors are linteled and framed with stone. On the first floor we find a balcony followed by two openings, two balconies and a side window. On the second floor there are two balconies and three windows. The cornices separating the different plants are made of stone. The facing of the ground floor is stone cladding.
  • Pau Feliu House

    Felicià Sallent Pujador

    Building between partitions and five corridors. The three central ones have a basement, a ground floor, two landings and a gabled roof. Both sides have a ground floor, one floor and a roof. The distribution of the façade has a symmetrical composition. The architectural language used is eighteenth-century eclecticism. The house is located in the 18th century area that was built up after the demolition of the old medieval wall.
  • Carbonell House

    Josep Domènech Estapà

    It is a building between partitions intended for single-family housing and commercial uses. The property has an irregular floor plan, consisting of a basement floor, a porch floor divided into a ground floor and a mezzanine, and two floors. The roof is flat and the ladder box attached to the partition protrudes. The façade is composed symmetrically on two vertical axes. The porch is of singular height with two intercolumniations, with supports of square section formed by base and shaft with corbels and diamond cushions. Interior façade with curved lines and floral ornamentation. We find a balcony run with an iron railing and blocks matching the pillars of the porch and two fluted jamb openings that link with the abutting balconies on the upper façade. The crowning is formed by a cornice with corbels. The facings on the main floor have horizontal bands and those on the upper floor are stuccoed simulating bricks.
  • Amàlia Soler House

    Josep Grau i Fort

    The Amàlia Soler house is a house between partitions forming a corner, originally intended for housing and adapted to commercial, public and social uses. The building has a quadrangular plan and consists of a ground floor, mezzanine, first floor and attic under a roof on three sides. The property consists of four crugies parallel to Carrer de la Cort and one to Carrer de Santa Maria. The staircase has four central sections and the loft is attached to the stairwell. There are also some secondary stairs that give access to the mezzanine floor from the ground floor. There is a secondary body with a roof accessible from the main floor. The load-bearing walls are made of stone, common masonry and billet. The floors are made of wooden beams and tile surround. The roof is made of Arabic tiles with a wooden structure and tiles. The scale is back to the Catalan one. The facades are symmetrical and are composed according to 5 vertical axes. The ground floor has portals with lintels, some transformed into windows. The main door is on Carrer Santa Maria. On the mezzanine level there are balconies. On the main floor there is a corner balcony of 2 openings and simple balconies on the rest. In the attic there are twin windows with lintels. The facing of the facade has horizontal bands up to below the main balconies, and a simulated corner. The crowning of the building is a cornice and railing with latticework. The property is located within the historical and monumental center of Vilafranca. Over time it has lost its initial function. It later housed shops and various services (Town Hall offices, school, Municipal Water Service, Vilafranquesa de Gas, S.A., etc.). It houses the headquarters of the Amàlia Soler Foundation.
  • Trabal i Tauler House

    Santiago Güell i Grau

    It is a building between partitions with a rear courtyard and with façades to the square and the passage. It is a single-family house in its origins, later adapted to social uses. The property has a rectangular plan and consists of a semi-basement, a mezzanine, two floors and an attic. The roof is partly gabled and partly flat. It consists of four corridors perpendicular to the façade separated by a load-bearing wall. The main staircase has four sections and is attached to the partition. In the hall we find two lowered arches and a central column. There is a covered back gallery that forms the front facing the courtyard. The load-bearing walls are of common masonry and brick. The forge is made of wooden beams and tile surround. In the semi-basement there are lowered tile vaults. The roof is made of Arabic tiles with a structure of wooden beams and slats and tiles. The staircase is covered by Catalan vaults. The main façade is symmetrical and is composed of four vertical axes that correspond to the four corners. The ground floor has four low arched portals. The first floor has two balconies running from two openings with a lintel each, crowned with drip edges. On the second floor there are four balconies of an opening crowned with a cornice. The top of the building is composed of a cornice and flat baluster railing. The rear façade is composed according to six vertical axes with lowered arched openings on the semi-basement and mezzanine floors and with galleries with lintels on the upper floors.
  • Solé House

    Eugeni Campllonch i Parés

    Solé House

    Building between ground floor partitions, three floors and an attic. The gable roof is of Arabic tile on both sides. In terms of style, it responds to the characteristics of the modernist language, present in openings, railings and the barbican. The house is located in the Eixample area of the second half of the 19th century, in the extension of the Rambla de Nostra Senyora.
  • Millet House

    Gaietà Buïgas i Monravà

    Millet House

    Civil building made up of a ground floor, a first floor, an attic and a roof. Three openings are distributed on each floor: a central one and two symmetrically arranged lateral ones. Around the windows there are sgraffitos of typical modernist sinuous lines, as are the elegant balconies on the first floor, while those on the ground floor are formed by a classical balustrade. The typical balustrade on the roof has been replaced by a running border of vegetal motifs. The interior is totally eclectic: neoclassical, romantic, oriental, modernist. The dining room has a modernist lantern, and so does the gate. The ceiling of the dining room is Neomudejar and the wall is decorated with Leonardo's Last Supper and the Four Seasons.

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