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Historical Archive which, thanks to its documental richness, provides a large amount of valuable –and in some cases unpublished– graphic documentation.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

Design & Development:

edittio Nubilum

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The Arxiu Històric del Col·legi d'Arquitectes de Catalunya is one of the most important documentation centers in Europe, which houses the professional collections of more than 180 architects whose work is fundamental to understanding the history of Catalan architecture. By filling this form, you can request digital copies of the documents for which the Arxiu Històric del Col·legi d'Arquitectes de Catalunya manages the exploitation of the author's rights, as well as those in the public domain. Once the application has been made, the Arxiu Històric del Col·legi d'Arquitectes de Catalunya will send you an approximate budget, which varies in terms of each use and purpose.


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  • Casa Planell

    autoria desconeguda

    Edifici d'habitatges de planta baixa i quatre pisos, amb cornisa i terrat. La façana principal a la Baixada de la Seu està ordenada simètricament segons tres eixos verticals que corresponen als tres portals de planta baixa. Tipologia clàssica amb entresòl, principal i dos pisos, la diferenciació social dels quals ve marcada per la importància dels balcons: a l'entresòl, baranes a pla de façana; a la planta principal, balconada, i a la resta, balcons individuals decreixents en alçada. Té pilastres de separació dels balcons, quasi planes, rematades amb capitells jònics. Cornisa amb permòdols i imbricacions. La façana al carrer del Bisbe és plana, amb escasses obertures.


  • 1840

  • 1847

  • Habitatges al Carrer Avinyó 58

    autoria desconeguda

  • 1848

  • 1849

  • 1850

  • 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.

    second half of the 19th century

  • Habitatge al Carrer Quintana, 5

    autoria desconeguda

  • Olivella House

    autoria desconeguda

    House between partitions and three corridors. It consists of a ground floor and a main floor, with an attic and a roof. The ground floor has a central door and two windows, one on each side, with semicircular arches and very interesting bars. Three moulded balconies open onto the upper floor. It has an eclectic style. On one of the bars on the ground floor the date 1885 appears, probably the date of the construction of the house. In 1899, the work of extending a floor appears documented, commissioned by Josep Olivella and directed by the architect Santiago Güell i Grau (the project is preserved in the archives of Vilafranca Town Hall). It was presented on April 26 and approved on March 3.
  • 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.
  • Habitatge a la Rambla, 129

    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.
  • Habitatge al Carrer Tallers 11

    autoria desconeguda

  • Bonaventura Coma House

    autoria desconeguda

    Building between partitions that occupies the chamfer of Carrer de la Barceloneta and Carrer de Colom. It consists of a basement, first floor and three additional floors. The roof is made of Arabic tiles. The height of the slabs decreases as the street level increases. The construction responds to the characteristics of eclecticism. The Bonaventura Coma House is located in front of the Casa de la Vila, in the Eixample from the end of the 19th century.
  • Casa Matamala

    autoria desconeguda

    Edifici que consta de semi soterrani, planta baixa i quatre pisos. De les façanes en destaca la solució de cantonada, amb tribuna rotonda a nivell del primer i segon pis, on forma al damunt una terrassa amb balustrada i torratxa amb coberta cònica, d'escames ceràmiques. La tribuna presenta als dos pisos arqueries sobre columnes amb capitells toscans (primer pis) i corintis (segon pis). La resta d'obertures en façanes als dos carrers són d'esquema vertical amb balcons aïllats i correguts, de ferro. Les del tercer pis són resoltes en llenguatge neoclàssic, amb frontons i balustres. Remat superior amb cornisa i balustrada. La façana al pati presenta unes galeries tribuna curvilínies, amb persianes de fusta. A l'extrem del pati hi ha un petit pavelló cobert a quatre aigües, fent cantonada amb el carrer.

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