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Loft MdP in Catalonia, Spain by FFWD Arquitectes

Wednesday, December 21st, 2016

Article source: FFWD Arquitectes 

When dealing with the refurbishment of this old carpenter’s workshop placed at Barcelona’s Poble Sec neighbourhood, the main goal was to set up this space for inhabitation while the main constructive components were mantained. They gave charm and singularity to the space.

Image Courtesy © FFWD Arquitectes (David Benito Cortázar)

Image Courtesy © FFWD Arquitectes (David Benito Cortázar)

  • Architects: FFWD Arquitectes (Laia Guardiola Raventós & David Benito Cortázar)
  • Project: Loft MdP 
  • Location: Poble Sec, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
  • Photography: FFWD Arquitectes (David Benito Cortázar)
  • Total Area: 122 sqm (interior), 27 sqm (terrace)
  • Project development: October 2014 to March 2015
  • Built:  June 2015 to April 2016


Rocha Apartment in Catalonia, Spain by CaSA – Colombo and Serboli Architecture

Sunday, December 11th, 2016

Article source: CaSA – Colombo and Serboli Architecture 

The brief was to transform this neglected, very badly distributed apartment into an attractive holiday home.

The property is located in an extremely central street, right between Plaza Catalunya y Plaza Universitat, on the sixth floor of an art nouveau building.

Nonetheless, this last floor was built in the ’60 and lacked of the charm of the rest of the building.

Image Courtesy © Roberto Ruiz

Image Courtesy © Roberto Ruiz


NUA studio in Catalonia, Spain by NUA Arquitectures

Wednesday, September 28th, 2016

Article source: 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 it into a wide and bright workplace.

The intervention was structured in three actions.

Image Courtesy © NUA Arquitectures

Image Courtesy © NUA Arquitectures

  • Architects: NUA Arquitectures (Maria Rius, Arnau Tiñena, Ferran Tiñena)
  • Project: NUA studio
  • Location: Baixada de toro nº5, Tarragona, Catalonia, Spain
  • General contractor: Baumester SL.
  • Carpenter: Rels.
  • Budget: 10.520€ (refurbishment: 5.444€, furniture: 5.076€)
  • Area: 32m²
  • Project year: 2015



Tuesday, June 14th, 2016

Article source: ARQUITECTURIA

The Museum of Energy is located at the surroundings of Ascó, next to the river Ebro. The museum swings between public and private, between the river and the topography and between the urban grid and landscape. Because of this, one of the aims of the project was to reconfigure the site understanding its BOUNDARY condition.

Image Courtesy © ARQUITECTURIA

Image Courtesy © ARQUITECTURIA

  • Architects: ARQUITECTURIA (Josep Camps & Olga Felip)
  • Location: Ascó, Catalonia, Spain
  • Client: ANACNV
  • Design participation: M. Agudo
  • Structural engineer: GMKgrup
  • Constructional engineer: PROINTEC
  • Stories: B,FL-2
  • Structure: Steel
  • Site area: 2.478,05 m2
  • Bldg area: 1.365,75 m2
  • Total floor area: 1.365,75 m2
  • Landscape area: 1.399,55 m2
  • Finish: 2011


ÒPTICA CLARÀ OLOT in Catalonia, Spain by arnau estudi d’arquitectura

Thursday, May 26th, 2016

Article source: arnau estudi d’arquitectura 

“It’s when I sleep that I can see clearly”, the poet said. However, all of us want to see clearly also when we are awake. When we receive a commission to redesign an optic centre, we imagine a clear, bright, intelligent and rational space. We leave out any confusion or ambiguity, being conscious of the functions that are to be developed through the activity that we undertake.

Image Courtesy © Marc Torra Ferrer

Image Courtesy © Marc Torra Ferrer

  • Architects: arnau estudi d’arquitectura
  • Location: C. Bisbe Vilanova, 1 – 17800 OLOT – Catalonia, Spain
  • Photography: Marc Torra Ferrer
  • Client: Òptica Clarà Olot
  • Collaborator: Jordi Cusidó Carrera
  • Total built area : 95.67 m2


Peratallada Castle in Catalonia, Spain by MESURA Studio

Wednesday, February 24th, 2016

Article source: MESURA Studio


The Peratallada Castle, a heritage building dated from the X century a.C., is where we find this fabulous and unique garden of a private villa. A magic refuge place, in the heard of a village that preserve a clear vestige of it’s medieval past in every street. 

Image Courtesy © Salva Lopez

Image Courtesy © Salva Lopez

  • Architects: MESURA Studio
  • Project: Peratallada Castle
  • Location: Plaza del Castillo, Peratallada, Catalonia, Spain
  • Photography: Salva Lopez
  • Owner: Robert Ferrer-Cajigal
  • Collaborator: Dr.Joan Albert Adell
  • Constructor: Burgos Gasull
  • Year: November 22, 2015


FARM SURROUNDINGS in Catalonia, Spain by Arnau Vergés Tejero – Arnau Estudi d’Arquitectura

Thursday, January 15th, 2015

Article source: Arnau Vergés Tejero – Arnau Estudi d’Arquitectura

The internal refurbishing of a farm barn, so that a new generation of farmers can live there, grows to the point of becoming this zoning ordinance project. Such process will lead us to think about the set of huts, sheds, walls and paths which have settled in country houses through the years, and now we need to understand before we work on them, as there has been so little, maybe nothing, done in vain. A set of parts which have shaped the area, corners and tiny squares with the romantic essence of small towns.

Image Courtesy © Marc Torra Ferrer

Image Courtesy © Marc Torra Ferrer


Film Theatre in Catalonia, Spain by MATEO ARQUITECTURA

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014


The Film Theatre of Catalonia is situated in the historic neighbourhood of El Raval, in Barcelona. In recent years this area has been immersed in a major process of transformation and modernization though it retains the popular, built-up, even oppressive nature of a port district.

Image Courtesy © Adrià Goula

  • Project: Film Theatre
  • Location: Catalonia, Spain
  • Photography: Adrià Goula
  • Author: Josep Lluís Mateo
  • Site: Plaza Salvador Seguí, distrito del Raval. Barcelona
  • Built Surface: 7.515 m2
  • Site Surface: 1.000 m2
  • Competition: 2004
  • Project: 2005
  • Construction: 2007-2011
  • Client: ICIC (Institut Català de les Indústries Culturals)
  • Budget: 12,000.000’00 €
  • Structural Engineering: BOMA, Agustí Obiol
  • Installations Engineering: Grupo JG
  • Budget Control: Tram
  • Fire Protection: Francesc Labastida
  • Constructor: Emcofa


Thursday, June 27th, 2013

Article source: MIRAG

We received the proposal to design a 91-social-housing project distributed in 4 different blocks within a pre-defined urban planning called Can Vilar in the village of Sentmenat, Barcelona. The symmetric distribution of the blocks is unconnected with the rural and the industrial surroundings.

The group is formed by four buildings and an inner patio, Image Courtesy © Jordi Surroca

  • Architects: MIRAG
  • Location: SENTMENAT, Catalonia
  • Photography: Jordi Surroca
  • TypologySocial housing
  • Authors: MIRAG Arquitectura i Gestió (Pau Millet & Xavier Ramoneda, architects)
  • Year: 2009-2011
  • Collaborators: Roberta Rech architect, Valeria Piccardo architect, Marta Grau architect
  • Building Engineering: GPCat Toni Floriach y Beth Bacardit, building engineers
  • Structures engineering: GPARQ
  • Facilities engineering: Oriol Ruiz Dotras, engineer
  • Developer: ‘La Caixa’ foundation (‘Alquiler Asequible’ program)
  • Construction company: INBISA
  • Budget: 6.321.000 €
  • Built surface: 18.300 m2
  • Software used: Autocad

Sagrada Família in Catalonia, Spain by Antoni Gaudi

Wednesday, March 13th, 2013

Article source: Wikipedia

The Basilica of the Sagrada Família was the inspiration of a Catalan bookseller, Josep Maria Bocabella, founder of Asociación Espiritual de Devotos de San José (Spiritual Association of Devotees of St. Joseph). After a visit to the Vatican in 1872, Bocabella returned from Italy with the intention of building a church inspired by that at Loreto. The crypt of the church, funded by donations, was begun 19 March 1882, on the festival of St. Joseph, to the design of the architect Francisco de Paula del Villar, whose plan was for a Gothic revival church of a standard form. Antoni Gaudí began work on the project in 1883. On 18 March 1883 Villar retired from the project, and Gaudí assumed responsibility for its design, which he changed radically.

Gaudí, Sagrada Família : Image Courtesy Antoni Gaudi 

  • Architects: Antoni Gaudi
  • Project: Sagrada Família
  • Location: Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
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