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Fabrizio Barozzi on Barozzi/Veiga's Obsessions, Process, and Position Within the Architectural Landscape

04:00 - 18 July, 2017
Fabrizio Barozzi on Barozzi/Veiga's Obsessions, Process, and Position Within the Architectural Landscape, Fine Arts Museum / Barozzi/Veiga. Image © Simon Menges
Fine Arts Museum / Barozzi/Veiga. Image © Simon Menges

In this episode of GSAPP Conversations, Fabrizio Barozzi—who co-founded the Barcelona-based practice Barozzi/Veiga with Alberto Veiga in 2004—discusses the practice's process and obsessions, including how they position themselves in the architectural landscape and why they are sceptical of defining their own architectural "language". For Barozzi, research and an engagement with history are integral to the way his practice works operates.

This Low-Cost System Creates Sleek Shelving from Simple Plasterboard Profiles

14:00 - 15 July, 2017
This Low-Cost System Creates Sleek Shelving from Simple Plasterboard Profiles, © Xavi Torrent
© Xavi Torrent

The premise for this design was to create an iconic space, with a concept adaptable to any property and versatile when exposing the product. It should also be a design that could be quickly built and at a moderate cost.

To reach this goal, DearDesign has designed an open store with a structure that, despite its rigid and orthogonal look, solves flexibility in terms of product display. The design of the store is based on a three-dimensional grid inspired by the Fibonacci sequence, which creates a variable rhythm in a permeable volume, ordering the space by generating niches to exhibit the product along its perimeter.

© Xavi Torrent © Xavi Torrent © Xavi Torrent © Xavi Torrent +29

Film Series PANTALLA PAVELLÓ, Mies van der Rohe Pavilion

10:57 - 6 July, 2017
Film Series PANTALLA PAVELLÓ, Mies van der Rohe Pavilion

Margins, boundaries and borders
Relationships between built space and social structures

Gallery-House / Carles Enrich

11:00 - 26 June, 2017
Gallery-House / Carles Enrich, © Adrià Goula
© Adrià Goula

© Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula +48

Spotlight: Antoni Gaudí

06:00 - 25 June, 2017
Spotlight: Antoni Gaudí, La Sagrada Familia's passion facade. Image © Expiatory Temple of the Sagrada Família
La Sagrada Familia's passion facade. Image © Expiatory Temple of the Sagrada Família

When Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí (25 June 1852 – 10 June 1926) graduated from the Barcelona Architecture School in 1878, the director of the school Elies Rogent reportedly declared: "Gentlemen, we are here today either in the presence of a genius or a madman!" [1] Well over a century later, this tension is still evident in Gaudí's work; though he is widely regarded as a genius architect, his distinctive style stands as a singularity in architectural history—simultaneously awe-inspiring and bizarre, never fitting into any stylistic movement, and never adapted or emulated, except by those still working to complete his magnum opus, Barcelona's famous Sagrada Família.

Casa Milà. Image © Samuel Ludwig Parc Güell. Image © Samuel Ludwig Colònia Güell. Image © Samuel Ludwig Casa Batlló. Image © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/srboisvert/306517767'>Flickr user srboisvert</a> licensed under <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/'>CC BY 2.0</a> +10

La Diana / RÄS Studio

09:00 - 22 June, 2017
La Diana / RÄS Studio, © Adrià Goula
© Adrià Goula

© Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula +25

  • Architects

  • Location

    Vila de Gràcia, Barcelona, Spain
  • Architects in Charge

    Clàudia Raurell, Joan Astallé, Marc Peiró
  • Area

    136.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Can Ghalili / LoCa Studio

03:00 - 15 June, 2017
Can Ghalili / LoCa Studio, © Pol Viladoms
© Pol Viladoms

© Pol Viladoms © Pol Viladoms © Pol Viladoms © Pol Viladoms +13

  • Architects

  • Location

    Sants-Montjuïc, Barcelona, Spain
  • Lead Architects

    Daniel Lorenzo, Carlota Casanova, Sonia Lamesa
  • Area

    60.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

This is Gaudí

03:00 - 23 May, 2017
This is Gaudí

Antoni Gaudí has a reputation as monastic, mad and hermetic, but the architect of many of the buildings that define Barcelona’s cityscape was no mad eccentric; he was a genius inspired by his faith in nature and the divine.

Raval Hideaway / Sarriera-Weinstock

13:00 - 21 May, 2017
Raval Hideaway / Sarriera-Weinstock, © Jose Hevia
© Jose Hevia

© Jose Hevia © Jose Hevia © Jose Hevia © Jose Hevia +17

  • Architects

  • Location

    El Raval, Barcelona, Spain
  • Architect in Charge

    Mariana de Delás, Marcos Duffo
  • Area

    55.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Barcelona's Meteorology Center by Álvaro Siza, Through the Lens of Fernando Guerra

15:58 - 19 May, 2017

In this photoset by Fernando Guerra, the photographer turns his lenses to a little-known project by Portuguese architect Álvaro Siza Vieira, Meteorology Center in Barcelona. 

See Barcelona Through an Architect's Eyes

06:00 - 19 May, 2017

Barcelona is an amazing city.  With its vast amount of cultural offerings, the number of places to visit is almost infinite. If there is one thing that really sets Barcelona apart from other big cities is its architecture. Like in so many other cities, the best way to intimately get know a new place is to simply take a walk through its streets. This is what Barcelona Architecture Walks is all about, a specialized route hitting all the architectural must-see spots of Barcelona.

This is a series of urban walking tours organized by architects which allow you to discover the city through the buildings and lessons of their great masters. They are a must for every tourist who wants to do something different in Barcelona, while still getting the real Barcelona experience. Of course, if you're an architect, you have no excuse. Through six differently themed walks, you can experience firsthand these examples of architecture that often get lost in the tangle of tourists taking selfies. 

Cortesía de Barcelona Architecture Walks Cortesía de Barcelona Architecture Walks Cortesía de Barcelona Architecture Walks Cortesía de Barcelona Architecture Walks +5

Canodròm / Dear Design Studio

11:00 - 11 May, 2017
Canodròm / Dear Design Studio, © Aitor Estevez
© Aitor Estevez

© Aitor Estevez © Aitor Estevez © Aitor Estevez © Aitor Estevez +29

  • Architects

  • Location

    Carrer de la Riera d'Horta, 3, 08027 Barcelona, Spain
  • Creative Director

    Ignasi Llauradó
  • Area

    2312.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Gaudí's First-Ever House to Open as a Museum Following Major Restoration

12:15 - 10 May, 2017
© Casa Vicens, Barcelona 2017. Photo by: Pol Viladoms
© Casa Vicens, Barcelona 2017. Photo by: Pol Viladoms

Antoni Gaudí’s first ever house, Casa Vicens, is set to open to the public this autumn following a major restoration effort. Located in the Barcelona neighborhood of Gràcia, the house was originally built for broker Manuel Vicens from 1883 to 1885 – helping to define Gaudí’s signature style and helping to usher in the era of Art Nouveau architecture in Catalonia.

© Casa Vicens, Barcelona 2017. Photo by: Pol Viladoms © Casa Vicens, Barcelona 2017. Photo by: Pol Viladoms © Casa Vicens, Barcelona 2017. Photo by: Pol Viladoms © Casa Vicens, Barcelona 2017. Photo by: Pol Viladoms +25

AD Classics: Kafka's Castle / Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitecturas

04:00 - 9 May, 2017
AD Classics: Kafka's Castle / Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitecturas, © Ricardo Bofill
© Ricardo Bofill

Standing on a rise overlooking the Spanish Mediterranean coast, there is an odd structure which could easily be mistaken for an vast pile of forgotten blocks. Kafka’s Castle, built in 1968, was one of the earlier projects completed by Ricardo Bofill, a Spanish Postmodern architect known for apartment buildings as monumental as they were thought-provoking. While his later work indulged in Postmodern historicism, the modular and mathematically-derived Kafka’s Castle was an unabashed break from any local or global tradition – as much the case now as it was in the 1960s.

© Ricardo Bofill © Ricardo Bofill © Ricardo Bofill Once the physical model of Kafka’s Castle was completed, RBTA managed to condense all necessary construction information into only five drawings. Image© Ricardo Bofill +19

First House Designed by Gaudí to Open as Museum

08:00 - 16 April, 2017
First House Designed by Gaudí to Open as Museum, Casa Vicens. Image © Eric Huang [Flickr], licensed under CC BY-ND 2.0
Casa Vicens. Image © Eric Huang [Flickr], licensed under CC BY-ND 2.0

It has been confirmed that the museum opening date for the Casa Vicens in Barcelona has been rescheduled for the second half of 2017. Originally scheduled for the second half of 2016, the reopening of Gaudi's first house was not able to be completed due to the complicated and labor intensive renovations. This will be the first time the house, declared World Heritage site, will be open to the public without it being a residential or private space.

The Casa Vicens, located on 24 Carolines Street, was the first house ever designed by Antoni Gaudí. In 1883 Manel Vicens, promoter of the project, commissioned the architect to build what would be his summer home. At that time Gràcia, now a cosmopolitan neighborhood, was a separate town. Therefore, the project did not contemplate the possibility of other buildings being built around it, and so to this day, it remains a completely freestanding building in a neighborhood characterized by its compact character, narrow streets, and high density of population.

Detail of the Casa Vicens. Image © Ian Gampon [Flickr], licensed under CC BY-ND 2.0 Detail of the Casa Vicens. Image © Ian Gampon [Flickr], licensed under CC BY-ND 2.0 Detail of the Casa Vicens. Image © Ian Gampon [Flickr], licensed under CC BY-ND 2.0 Detail of the Casa Vicens. Image © Ian Gampon [Flickr], licensed under CC BY-ND 2.0 +5

House in Pedralbes / BC Estudio Architects

05:00 - 15 April, 2017
House in Pedralbes / BC Estudio Architects, © Julio Cunill
© Julio Cunill

© Julio Cunill © Julio Cunill © Julio Cunill © Julio Cunill +15

EMBT Breaks Ground on Pioneering Cancer Center in Barcelona

17:15 - 7 April, 2017
EMBT Breaks Ground on Pioneering Cancer Center in Barcelona, Render – Kálida Sant Pau Centre. Image © Playtime
Render – Kálida Sant Pau Centre. Image © Playtime

EMBT has broken ground on Kálida Sant Pau, a new cancer treatment center located in Barcelona, Spain. Led by EMBT co-founder Benedetta Tagliabue, the pioneering project will provide practical, emotional and social support to patients that complements more conventional medical treatment. The latest project in the Maggie’s Center global network, the center will offer free programs that are “accessible and provided in a warm and welcoming purpose built space where you can ask questions and seek advice in order to feel supported, informed and understood.”

LEKA Open Source Restaurant / IAAC FAB Lab Barcelona

11:00 - 6 April, 2017
LEKA Open Source Restaurant / IAAC FAB Lab Barcelona, © Javier Callejas
© Javier Callejas

© Javier Callejas © Javier Callejas © Javier Callejas © Javier Callejas +42

  • Architects

  • Location

    Carrer de Badajoz, 65, 08005 Barcelona, Spain
  • Architects in Charge

    Miguel Guerrero, Anastasia Pistofidou
  • Area

    100.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs