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Ninot Market Barcelona, Calle Mallorca 135
Design: Mateo Arquitectura
Ninot Market Barcelona Architecture News
photograph : Adrià Goula
Ninot Market in Barcelona
The architects have conserved and repaired the beautiful structure that supports that roof. Beneath, the solution was to dig into the site to introduce new services that complement sales activity: logistics, parking, installations.

15 Nov 2016
Punta Brava 4, Sant Feliu de Guíxols
Design: DNA Barcelona Architects
PB4 Villa Barcelona Architecture News
image from architects
PB4 Villa in Sant Feliu de Guíxols
This outstanding property is ideal to be valued by those who want to enjoy absolute privacy in a quiet neighborhood. Sitting in the middle of a lush green plot, the property boasts magnificent tree-lined areas and a breathtaking panoramic vista.

26 Sep 2016
La Massa Theatre, Vilassar de Dalt, comarca of Maresme, province of Barcelona, Catalonia
Date built: 1880-81
Design: Rafael Guastavino Moreno, master builder
Teatre La Massa Vilassar de Dalt
photograph : Simon Garcia |
Teatre La Massa, Catalunya
The most distinguishing feature in this Catalan building is the 17-m diameter Catalan vault over the main hall. It features a 4-m diameter oculus in its centre and small peripheral vaults supported by cast iron columns that create the perimeter boxes of the hall.

Barcelona Architecture News 2013

11 Oct 2013
Banc Sabadell Tower Block Entrances
Design: Josep Lluís Mateo
Banco de Sabadell Barcelona Architecture News
photo © Adrià Goula
In Josep Lluís Mateo’s own words: “the space is black but full of life, veined with colour”.
Banc Sabadell Tower Block

17 Sep 2013
Renaissance Barcelona Fira Hotel
Renaissance Barcelona Fira Hotel
photo © Ateliers Jean Nouvel
Emporis Skyscraper Award 2012 shortlisted

11 Jun 2013
BruumRuum!, Plaça de les Glòries Catalanes – Article by Milos Stipcic for e-architect
Design: David Torrents, artec3 with MBM, architects
BruumRuum! Barcelona
photo : Milos Stipcic
BruumRuum! Barcelona
A few months ago the large public space around Design Museum has been opened to the public: it consists of two plateaus. One is the picturesque lower part with sculpturally shaped fountain, stairs and platforms creating dynamic scenes with the building and opening new views to the existing Agbar tower, showing diversities in urban typology of this zone.

10 Jun 2013
Nou Mercat dels Encants Barcelona – architecture article for e-architect
Design: architect Fermín Vázquez, studio b720
Nou Mercat dels Encants Building
photo of the new market as it nears completion
Nou Mercat dels Encants Barcelona
“The wider zone of the Glories square has drawn lots of attention in the last few years as a transportation hub of Barcelona being at the same time a contemporary architecture hub (with buildings like Agbar tower, Design Hub, Mediacomplex 22@, Diagonal 197 and soon-to-open Encants market). This isn’t a surprise having in mind the role and even geometrical significance of Glories square as the core of the urban concept of Barcelona….”

29 May 2013
Barcelona Design Museum
Barcelona Design Museum Building
photo © Iñigo Bujedo Aguirre
Barcelona Design Museum
Key new building designed by this established Catalan architecture practice.

17 May 2013
Pomaret Houses, Collserolla / Barcelona
Design: Picharchitects
Casa Pomaret Barcelona Architecture News
photo : Simon Garcia
Pomaret Houses

14 May 2013
La Selva Show Villa, Catalonia
Design: Studio RHE
PGA Catalunya Villa Spain
image from PGA Catalunya
PGA Catalunya Villa
Overlooking the perfected landscape of the PGA golf course we described a simple arced line in the landscape. This line of local Catalan stone creates a strong visual and structural anchor throughout the site for the contemporary house design, as sculpture in the landscape.

12 Oct 2012
Salon Central, Sant Boi de Llobregat, south west Barcelona
Design: Batlle Roig Architects
Salon Central Barcelona Architecture News
photograph : Jordi Surroca
Salon Central
The Saló Central area is located in the junction of two axis which have a significant importance in the city of Sant Boi de Llobregat: Santa Creu de Calafell road (C-245) and Josep Mariages avenue. These two axis have different characters. The C-245 road is one of the most important interurban roads in the region, having a very strong industrial character but at the same time experiencing very important transformations towards a more urban, green, residential and pedestrian character. On the other hand, Josep Mariages Avenue will soon become an important north-south pedestrian connection.

4 Oct 2012
Escola Bressol Jardins Malaga – Barcelona Nursery Building
Design: Batlle i Roig, arquitectes
Escola Bressol Jardins Malaga Barcelona Nursery Barcelona
photo from architects
Escola Bressol Jardins Malaga
The redesign of the Malaga gardens, located in the block interior bounded by Nicaragua, Berlin, Numancia and Avenida Josep Tarradelas streets, in Barcelona, promoted the allocation of a small site for the construction of an education facility: a nursery. The rectangular shaped site is attached to a dividing wall one of its long sides closing the block interior, and faces the gardens on the other.

4 Oct 2012
Can Bisa, Vilassar de Mar, Catalonia
Design: Batlle i Roig, arquitectes
Can Bisa Vilassar de Mar House Casa Vilassar de Mar
photograph : A. Flajszer
Catalan Housing
Can Bisa is a late-19th century mansion now owned by Vilassar de Mar Council. Situated on the Riera de Cabrils watercourse, it occupies part of a street block that used to include a factory, now demolished. Its historic and heritage value and the strategic position it occupies in the town as a whole led the Council to consider it the ideal venue for a cultural facility, completing the complex with a social housing block.

23 Jul 2012
School CEIP Josep Guinovart, Castelldefels, Catalunya
Design: Pich-Aguilera Architects
CEIP Josep Guinovart Barcelona Architecture News
photo : Simon Garcia • arqfoto
School CEIP Josep Guinovart
The proposed implementation of the project responds clearly to the specific characteristics of the site. The developed project incorporates favourable solutions and spatial relationships to external and internal requirements for an educational activity. The proposed solution for the whole building is to divide it in two sections each one associated with a teaching activity; the kindergarten is organized in one story building and located in the south part of the site, and the primary school program is distributed in two stories in the north.

Casa Renau + Casa Prat
Rob Dubois
Casa Renau
Casa Renau Barcelona Architecture News
picture from architect
A high wall of almost 6m at the back of the site is the cause that the house is organized sideways towards the only free side of the plot where there are no obstructions in sight on short distance.

30 Apr 2012
Casa Prat
Casa Prat La Roca del Vallès Property House Barcelona
picture from architect
A simple geometry and a concept with references to a rocky world as a tribute to the nearby mountains considered for a generous house with an extensive program (790 m² built between basement, groundfloor & first floor), situated on a hill with unbeatable views towards this group of mountains that form the Montseny.
Barcelona Properties

24 Nov 2011
House 712, Gualba, northeast of Barcelona
Casa 712 Barcelona Architecture News
photo : Adrià Goula Sardà
House 712

15 Nov 2011
IMO Instituto de Microcirugía Ocular Ronda de Dalt
Josep Llinàs Carmona architect
Ocular Microsurgery Institute
photograph : Julio Cunhill
Ocular Microsurgery Institute

5 Nov 2011
Cloud 9 – World Building of the Year 2011
Media TIC Barcelona Architecture News
photograph from architect
Media-ICT Barcelona

17 Aug 2011
Barcelona Architectural Photos
Barcelona Pavilion Building
photo © Adrian Welch
Barcelona Architectural Photos

8 Aug 2011
Porta Fira Hotel
Toyo Ito & Associates / b720 Fermín Vázquez Arquitectos
Porta Fira Hotel Barcelona Architecture News
photo from FCC
Porta Fira Hotel wins Gold Emporis Skyscraper Award 2010

Torre Diagonal Zero Zero
EMBA – Enric Massip-Bosch
Torre Diagonal Zero Zero Building
photo : EMBA
Torre Diagonal Zero Zero

New Offices for the CTTI of “Generalitat de Catalunya”
Marc Casany Estrada, ACXT Architects
CTTI Offices
photo : Eugeni Pons
CTTI Offices
The project consists of the rehabilitating and reform of an existing building to convert it in the new offices of the Centre for Telecommunications and Information Technologies (CTTI) of the Generalitat de Catalunya (Government of Catalonia – Spain). These offices were built to group all the IT and telecommunication services of the Government of Catalonia. In its design has prevailed the most representative values such as innovation, technology, communication and service.

Torre Plaza Europa
Roldán + Berengué arqts.
Torre Plaza Europa
photograph from architect
Torre Plaza Europa

Galería Il•lacions : Barcelona’s first design gallery
Barcelona design gallery
photo from gallery
Barcelona design gallery

Hotel for Telefónica Company, La Roca del Vallès
Batlle & Roig Architects
La Roca del Vallès Hotel
picture from architect
Hotel for Telefónica Company

OAC Girona, Catalonia
OAC Girona offices
photograph : Santiago Garcés
OAC Girona

World Architecture Festival – WAF
three-day event in Barcelona : Prix de Barcelona

Nou Camp stadium redevelopment
Nou Camp stadium
image : Foster + Partners
Nou Camp Stadium Competition – reports advise building proposal abandoned
Nou Camp Barcelona :

La Gardunya, Barcelona, Spain
Estudio Carme Pinós
NoLa Gardunya Barcelona
picture from architect
La Gardunya Barcelona

Mediacomplex 22@
Patrick Genard and Carlos Ferrater
Mediacomplex 22@
photo : Alejo Bagué
Mediacomplex Barcelona : European Copper in Architecture Awards – Shortlist 2009

News re Antoni Gaudi Buildings in Barcelona
Sagrada Familia, Gaudi:
Sagrada Familia
photo © Adrian Welch
UNESCO has added four Barcelona buildings by architect Antoni Gaudi to its list of World Heritage sites: the Nativity Façade and crypt of the Sagrada Familia, Casa Batllo, the crypt of Colonia Güell and Casa Vicens.
Other Barcelona buildings by Antoni Gaudi – Parque Güell, Palacio Güell and Casa Mila – were listed in 1984.

Barcelona Architecture Symposium
CCCB: Rem Koolhaas / Michel Houellebecq
Barcelona Architecture Symposium

Zaha Hadid Building : Edifici Campus
mixed-use office + exhbition + University buildings adj. Forum Barcelona

Location: Barcelona, Catalonia, Northeast Spain

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