The Catalan practice of Enric Batlle and Joan Roig transformed an old industrial construction in Barcelona’s 22@ district into a corporate headquarters for Doctors Without Borders. A 2003 renovation had converted the building into offices, modifying
This slender office block for Indra, an information technology corporation, is located in Barcelona’s 22@ sector. It contains 13 above-grade floors and two basement levels. The first three levels form a plinth-like base, above which a ten-storey rhom
The project, situated on a plot in the Poblenou district of Barcelona formerly part of the extensive jute works popularly known as El Cànem, preserves the original facade on Doctor Trueta street, which is listed in the Architectural Heritage Protecti
The radical transformation of this 1950’s office building is primarily aimed at improving its usage and thoroughly updating its features. The original anodyne building – set between party walls, with serious structural issues – is renovated by means
Barceló Balanzó Arquitectes, AIA Activitats Arquitectòniques, and Gustau Gili Galfetti worked as a team in this municipal sports complex of Barcelona’s La Sagrera neighborhood. Because of the area’s high degree of urban density, the site’s reduced di
The three terraced levels have a porch and a courtyard. The main elevation is a ceramic fabric reinforced with steel that makes it adaptable to three different functions: latticework, ventilated facade, and plinth with concrete panels...
In Igualada’s Rec neighborhood, once an industrial area focused on leather tanning and now becoming a cultural hub, the Barcelona practice of Vicente Guallart (Valencia, 1963) has turned two late-19th-century buildings that hosted a residence and a s
The commission involved turning Hotel Montecarlo into a retail, office, and residential building, adapting its historical elements to the new uses and in the process upgrading them. Presenting two fronts of different urban character, the building sew
The idea of raising this apartment block came after four friends, with ages between 55 and 65 and living in Lucerne, decided to build a second residence in which to spend periods of time and also with sights set on retiring in Barcelona, a city they
The project arose from an initiative of neighbors to collectively address their need for access to housing through a cooperative organized on a right-of-use basis. Large communal spaces within the building serve to foster goodwill among the inhabitan
These temporary dwellings in the Catalonian capital’s old quarter form the first building raised under the auspices of Barcelona City Hall’s APROP program for provisional housing. Carried out jointly by the Catalan firms straddle3 and Yaiza Terré est
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
In barcelona, the city where he was born in 1948, Carlos Martí Aris breathed his last on 1 May. An intellectual leader within the profession, he was a member of a brilliant generation of Catalan theorists that included the likes of Ignasi de Solà-Mor
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
Among the numerous challenges of architecture in this day and age is to redensify and repurpose the industrial fabrics that cropped up and grew on what were then the outskirts of our cities, but which are now embedded and trapped in the very heart of
It was to highlight the eroded footprint of a 12th-century castle that the Catalan architect Carles Enrich set about restoring the Merola Tower in Puigreig, a municipality of Barcelona province. The project was urgent, following the 2016 collapse of
The primary objective of the EMAV Can Batlló project, designed by Julià i Capdevila, was to open up to the city an exceptional industrial block located in Barcelona’s Bordeta neighborhood. In the process, it respected the typological and material fea
‘Big Bang Building Light!’ is an artistic intervention by Mario Pasqualotto that redraws the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion in Barcelona with lines of light. Visitors are welcome, for free, until 16 February (except for 13 February), from 18:30 to 20:00.
Bjarke Ingels goes over his career and explores the future of architecture during a conversation held under the vaults of Barcelona’s Santa Caterina Market.
The race to complete one of the world's longest-running construction projects. The first stone of the Sagrada Familia was laid more than 130 years ago. Thanks to an influx of funding, some striking innovations and old-fashioned craftsmanship, the chu
In the heart of Barcelona, in the Poblenou technology district, a lofty timber-framed village theatre had been adapted into a warehouse. Now, the building has been adapted for a new use as a live/work space – and named ‘The Theatre’ in honour of its
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