Tag: arquitectura catalana

Renovation of the apartment in Eixample | Adrian Elizalde
22-08-2018 No Comments

Renovation of the apartment in Eixample | Adrian Elizalde

This project presents the reform of a house located in the Eixample Cerdà. The building, which dates back to 1930, has an area of 70 m2 with a main facade that overlooks Calle Provença and a service patio. Originally, the flat had the typical compartmentalized distribution of the Eixample with different layers of materials and facilities that had been superimposed […]

Loft renovation in Font Honrada | Adrian Elizalde
08-08-2018 No Comments

Loft renovation in Font Honrada | Adrian Elizalde

The project presents the renovation of an apartment in a building of 1916 located in the old town of Barcelona. It has a surface of 46 sqm and originally presented a decayed image and excessively subdivided with rooms. The two windows of the façade are the only ones able to use for ventilation and natural illumination. It has a very […]

Three architectures - Viaplana and Pinón
02-08-2018 No Comments

Three architectures – Viaplana and Pinón

Viaplana and Pinón Three architectures is a program focused on the figure of architects of the past and present that have marked trends with their works. This third chapter focuses on the figure of two Catalans: Viaplana and Piñón, professors of Projects of the Higher Technical School of Architecture of Barcelona and genuine representatives of a new architecture. Tres arquitecturas es un programa […]

Guide to the 20th-Century Architecture of Tarragona
05-06-2018 No Comments

Guide to the 20th-Century Architecture of Tarragona

“We can only capture time through its manifestations, meaning the traces, places and events where time has been expressed”. Juhani Pallasmaa Architecture and urban planning, along with other disciplines, reflect the structure, evolution and thinking of each era of society (including the most recent history). Many publications have dealt with the subjects of historical, architectural-archaeological, palaeontological, geological and scenic heritage […]

Imprescindibles. Josep Lluís Sert: a nomadic dream
10-05-2018 No Comments

Imprescindibles. Josep Lluís Sert: a nomadic dream

Josep Lluis Sert, un sueño nómada Josep Lluís Sert was the first Spanish architect of international reputation. “Apostle of the rationalism in Spain”. Apostle of the rationalism in Spain and Dean of the Faculty of Harvard’s Architecture during almost two decades, Sert was also a man full of contradictions. A rebellious spirit. Free verse in a world dominated by the […]

Espai Gut, therapeutic center in Terrassa | estudi08014
07-03-2018 No Comments

Espai Gut, therapeutic center in Terrassa | estudi08014

Refurbishment of a ground floor located in the neighborhood of Ca n’Aurell, in the city center of Terrassa, close to Barcelona. The building is from 1925 and highlights its reinforced concrete structure, very innovative for its time, with spans up to 10 meters. However, the successive transformations of the space over the years have hidden the original structure after a […]

Rehabilitation and extension of the Gon-Gar Garage | NUA Arquitectures
31-01-2018 No Comments

Rehabilitation and extension of the Gon-Gar Garage | NUA Arquitectures

The project of extension and rehabilitation of Workshops Gon-Gar reorganizes an industrial clúster of organic growth formed by two industrial ships and the housing of the property, which form this company of repair of agricultural machinery. The set is inserted des of almost 50 years ago in the center of the urban compact plot of Benissanet, a small population of […]

The eclecticism in the Spanish modern architecture. Years 20-30 and 50-60 | Antón Capitel
22-01-2018 No Comments

The eclecticism in the Spanish modern architecture. Years 20-30 and 50-60 | Antón Capitel

It can be said, without too many exaggeration, that any architecture is eclectic, and can be added also that so often reside in this condition the most important bases of his own quality. But has to be admitted equally that there are occasions, and periods, in that the above mentioned eclecticism is in the foundation itself of the architectural products […]

Crematorium in Igualada | Estudio Carme Pinós
18-10-2017 No Comments

Crematorium in Igualada | Estudio Carme Pinós

The project answers to the will to join the cemetery without distorting the great poetics that comes from him. We have placed in the top part of a hill that covers the chapel and the services, so that from the cemetery the new building does not perceive but, on the other hand, from her yes that we perceive the atmosphere […]

Tamarit Apartament | RAS Arquitectura
11-10-2017 No Comments

Tamarit Apartament | RAS Arquitectura

The project takes place in a long, narrow and stately apartment whose façade connects to the access street via an elegant bow-window and to a large but not very attractive interior courtyard through a gallery. In between, 140 square meters to resolve more or less conventional housing requirements. Two key strategies drive the design as a whole. The first is […]

MA apartament | Arq+
30-08-2017 No Comments

MA apartament | Arq+

The apartment, close to Barcelona, is situated by the beach. Given: a single space of 20 m². In this space, the clients request the following program [722105]: – A living-room to watch television with friends [7] – A shower for two people [2] – A terrace to have an aperitif at night with a kid [2+1=2] – A dining-room for ten people [10] – The […]

Canòdrom, Creative Research Park | Dear Design Studio
12-07-2017 No Comments

Canòdrom, Creative Research Park | Dear Design Studio

The new Creative Research Park  is placed in the Canòdrom, the emblematic racionalist building designed by the Catalan architect Antoni Bonet i Castellana in 1961. After the renovation of the building in 2016, Dear Design Studio gained the contest for the design of interiors of the building, and in addition it raised the design of the corporate identity and of […]

Josep Quetglas´s conference. Jornadas de Arquitectura 2007
13-06-2017 No Comments

Josep Quetglas´s conference. Jornadas de Arquitectura 2007

Josep Quetglas’s conference, in the frame of the Days of Architecture 2007 of La Salle Campus Barcelona. Josep Quetglas, is a professor of the Technical Top School of Architecture of the Technical University of Catalonia and author of numerous publications of theory and critique of the Architecture. His they are books as La casa de Don Giovanni (1996), El horror […]

Madrid ’54. The Expo that was not | Alberto Ruiz
24-04-2017 No Comments

Madrid ’54. The Expo that was not | Alberto Ruiz

La capitalidad de la nación fue un asunto fundamental para el régimen de Franco. La duración sostenida del frente de Madrid desde los últimos días del año 1936 hasta el final de la guerra había provocado considerables daños materiales, especialmente en la zona oeste de la capital —Ciudad Universitaria, barrio de Moncloa, Gran Vía— cuya reparación se convirtió en asunto […]

Jaume Prat Ortells · critical architecture
20-04-2017 No Comments

Jaume Prat Ortells · critical architecture

A few weeks ago we were entering the world of the critique of architecture of Fredy Massad‘s hand, and today we advance another little thanks to Jaume Prat Ortells (Barcelona, 1975) architect for the ETSAB UPC, Technical Top School of Architecture of Barcelona of the Technical University of Catalonia from 2002. Since then he has collaborated in diverse studies of […]

Toormix design workshop | vora
05-04-2017 No Comments

Toormix design workshop | vora

A ground floor space facing the street, a former shop. It is very small, 18m2. All the surfaces are paneled with plasterboard (walls, ceilings,…) and the original floor covered with phenolic parquet. We were asked to design a multipurpose room for a team of graphic designers. A parallel world to their daily workplace. A workshop to invent, with multiple formats. […]

Prefabricated classrooms: The ideal alternative for the schools
21-03-2017 No Comments

Prefabricated classrooms: The ideal alternative for the schools

With the increase of the school demand and the insufficiency of space to shelter her, the schools have decided to find rapid, effective and sure alternatives, for what in building it refers. The modular architecture has turned out to be the perfect alternative to give solution to this problematics in many sectors as the managerial one, the logistic one, the […]

Born Market surrounding area in Barcelona | vora
01-02-2017 No Comments

Born Market surrounding area in Barcelona | vora

The proposal is part of the strategy to revitalize part of the old town, which has stagnated for many years for lack of use of the Born Market and lack of permeability of the Citadel. The urbanization of the streets surrounding the old Born Market has the goal to respond to needs and potentials, which an opening of a renovated […]

Reform of the new headquarters for the school of design EASD-DEIÀ | ZFA Architecture and Urban Lab
11-01-2017 No Comments

Reform of the new headquarters for the school of design EASD-DEIÀ | ZFA Architecture and Urban Lab

Our work consisted of improving the surrounding one of the building (fronts and covers) to obtain more efficiency and better aesthetics to a building of educational use that had remained functionally obsolete. From the beginning we appear our intervention as THE SECOND OPPORTUNITY that the architecture can offer to the buildings in the frame of an operation of integral reform. […]

Caballero House. House between a court of lights | agora arquitectura
09-11-2016 No Comments

Caballero House. House between a court of lights | agora arquitectura

The intervention is located on the ground floor of a residential complex located in the district of Les Corts (Barcelona, España). A place where all the available surface was built and as a result numerous courtyards were settled in order to ensure minimum hygienic conditions. The intention to win anyway a few meters on the ground floor was the reason […]

Apartment Tibbaut | RAS Arquitectura
02-11-2016 No Comments

Apartment Tibbaut | RAS Arquitectura

The project is carried out in an underground space near the sea, with barely any outside lighting and in serious humidity conditions. However, the interior of the simply-built, very small structure — barely 55m2 — had a real monumental look, presided over by two octagonal stone pillars from which domes and vaults rise to cover the space and bear the […]

Carles Martí and María Moliner´s book | Luis Gil
31-10-2016 No Comments

Carles Martí and María Moliner´s book | Luis Gil

You will excuse me and especially to whom in the bottom I dedicate these brief words, the not scientific at all approximation of these lines to the “written architecture” by Carles Martí. With complete certainty, his rigor and extreme modesty would never admit a text as the present. Nonetheless, in this occasion I am going to contradict the teacher … […]

Conversations with Enric Miralles
25-10-2016 No Comments

Conversations with Enric Miralles

Enric Miralles (1955-2000) is considered to be one of the figures key to understand the Spanish recent architecture and many of the topics appellants who today manage in the architectural contemporary practice and the theory. This book gathers a conversation, unpublished till now, that the Barcelonian architect supported with Enrique Walker in 1999 immediately after a writing of the own […]

Depósito del Rei Martí en Barcelona | archikubik
19-10-2016 No Comments

Depósito del Rei Martí en Barcelona | archikubik

Unexpected spaces – reappropriate Spaces. There are spaces that arise as a lucky and unexpected finding. A serendipia of axes X And Z. Before the surprise of finding a not foreseen space, there arises the need to give him a use and a social dimension with new activities. A space of potential energy that on having been discovered and having […]

Information Point in Glorias Square | peris+toral.arquitectes
12-10-2016 No Comments

Information Point in Glorias Square | peris+toral.arquitectes

In response to both the temporality of the facility and the context where is located, Peris+Toral stands up for a detachable and reusable construction that minimizes the trace on the territory: a scaffolding system as structure and formal solution of the project. This temporary facility built a year ago by the Catalan practice Peris+Toral, is part of the provisional urbanization […]

To see, it closes the eyes | Miquel Lacasta
03-10-2016 No Comments

To see, it closes the eyes | Miquel Lacasta

What continues is the product of a fortuitous meeting. A meeting, which like amicable confrontation, relates two parallel attitudes enclosed in the same space. I explain … I have visited a par of times the new headquarters of the Film library of Catalonia in the Raval of Barcelona, of José Luís Mateo. The meeting with the forceful nudity of a […]

Interviews Isabel Bachs
23-09-2016 No Comments

Interviews Isabel Bachs

30 years have happened since on June 2, 1986 the reconstruction of the Pavilion inaugurated Mies van der Rohe, constructed for the International Exhibition of Barcelona of 1929. Though the process began in 1957 when Oriol Bohigas was writing to Mies to entrust him, again, the pavilion. This year on the occasion of this efeméride, we have the opportunity to […]

Interior reform of a housing in the Poblenou | estudi08014
21-09-2016 No Comments

Interior reform of a housing in the Poblenou | estudi08014

Rehabilitation of an apartment placed in a building of housings of the 90s. The transformation of the gallery in an interior space is the trigger action of the project. A constant traffic is defined about a central piece. It sequences a of connected spaces but independents. The room of the end of the corridor turns into a polyvalent, wide and […]

Gaudí 2nd World Congress, Barcelona 2016
20-09-2016 No Comments

Gaudí 2nd World Congress, Barcelona 2016

From October 4 to October 7, 2016 the Historical Building of the Universitat of Barcelona will receive the Second World Congress on Gaudí (Gaudí 2nd World Congress, Barcelona 2016), a biennial event organized by The Gaudí Research Institute together with the Universitat of Barcelona, where Antoni Gaudí received the Architect’s title 1878. This second edition has taken as an innovation […]

Transformation of an old store into a NUA study | NUA Arquitectures
07-09-2016 No Comments

Transformation of an old store into a NUA study | NUA Arquitectures

Tarragona, strategically located on a hill, has a close relationship with the Mediterranean. This geographical duality makes it possible to find such privileged places such as this studio, one of the few workplaces of the city with a sea view. The aim of the project is to bring back the space used as storage for a long time and turn […]