The Barcelona firm Estudio CO-A, founded by Clara Ocaña, has renovated this 1930s dwelling of long corridors, typical in the elongated morphology of the standard floor plan of apartments in the Eixample, where the buildings is located. The client req
A winner has been announced for the international competition to design a new building for the Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST). The firm of Fabrizio Barozzi and Alberto Veiga has carried the day over its four co-finalists: Moneo
To enrich the experience of visitors to the iconic building, an emergency staircase is walled with undulating aluminum link curtains, in what is a new take on sensual Modernisme lines. Paying tribute to the decoration of Gaudí’s light well, the insta
In the wake of research conducted in collaboration with Catalonia’s health system, the Barcelona firm PMMT was commissioned to design a prototype to be built close to hospitals as reinforcement for the regional medical network, in response to the pan
The project undertakes the recovery and conversion of an industrial building from 1920 into a museum, highlighting its special configuration in three sheds and its interior textures, and adding layers that adapt it to a new use. The warehouse was goi
The versatility of exposed ceramic brick – used on walls, pavings, and enclosures – permits its use in all the different volumes of the ensemble and establishes a dialogue between the historic building and the new extension with the garden...
The office building links up with its context, the old Can Batlló industrial complex, through a facade of large ceramic louvers that give the ensemble a unified and distinctive image, and are also the main control system for the building’s energy nee
This block of three apartments rises on a tight plot between party walls at Calle Horta 107 in Barcelona. The Catalan practice of Anna Bach and Eugeni Bach sought to preserve the neighborhood’s character while applying a contemporary language. The st
The volume engages in dialogue with the existing buildings via the materials, and seeks contextual continuity with a sufficient formal autonomy so that it can be read as an independent piece that completes the plan for the Plaça dels Àngels...
The volumes designed for the museum extension, built with timber structures and facades of local stone, are respectfully integrated into the square, creating new exhibition galleries, and an inner courtyard corridor around the historic apse...
Through a strategy of constellations and consolidations, the project seeks to integrate the museum in the city with a new set of galleries specific to the collection, complementing the spaces of the existing MACBA building...
Few studios have fared better in reading the panorama of a profession in times of crisis, working with limited budgets, often far from the big cities and with programs that require a genuine dose of sustainability. Indeed, for Harquitectes – establis
As part of the proceedings of the UIA General Assembly in Rio de Janeiro, Barcelona has been announced the winner of the bid to host the World Congress of the International Union of Architects (UIA) and be UIA-UNESCO World Capital of Architecture in
Hace veinticinco años, en julio de 1996, se celebró en Barcelona el XIX Congreso de la Unión Internacional de Arquitectos, que ante el desbordamiento de asistentes tuvo que celebrar alguna de sus sesiones al aire libre. Luis Fernández-Galiano redactó
1924-2020 At the patriarchal age of 96, a leader of the postwar generation of Catalan architects died in the Barcelona where he was born into a bourgeois family that originally came from Comillas and Jerez. Federico Correa was educated under professo
In the ephemeral Glasraum of the Werkbund’s 1927 exhibition in Stuttgart, the dynamic Wrightian space flows between glazed walls that reconcile the expressionist reflections with the transparency of the Sachlichkeit to expose universal truths at the
One could make a family album of Spanish architecture from the Transition to democracy to the dawn of the 21st century using only photographs by Lluís Casals. He had colleagues like Ferrán Freixa, Hisao Suzuki, Duccio Malagamba, or Luis Asín, but Cas
Federico Correa had close links to the panorama of his native Barcelona and was teacher to several generations of architects.
Convinced that the ethical duty of every artist is to question the pillars of the dogma with the tools of uncertainty, ambiguity, and contradiction, William Kentridge (South Africa, 1955) has built a varied creative discourse that has turned him into
Linked to Barcelona, where they have their practice set up and also teach, Miguel Roldán (Ceuta, 1961) and Mercè Berengué (Barcelona, 1962) think of architecture as a fruitful search for possibilities that serves both as a perusal of the different la
1948-2020 On the first of May, in the Barcelona of his birth in 1948, the architect, historian, critic, and publisher Carlos Martí Aris died of the coronavirus. He was a cultural reference for the entire profession and a member of the brilliant gener
Four couples who are friends agreed to be the developers and users of a block containing five dwellings and a sequence of spaces for communal use and interaction. This was the story behind the building that Thomas Lussi and Lola Domènech have raised
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