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Refurbishment of an Apartment in Barcelona / Allaround Lab

05:00 - 21 September, 2017
Refurbishment of an Apartment in Barcelona / Allaround Lab, © José Hevia
© José Hevia

© José Hevia © José Hevia © José Hevia © José Hevia + 16

Herzog & de Meuron’s Museu Blau in Barcelona Through the Lens of Denis Esakov

09:30 - 15 September, 2017
Herzog & de Meuron’s Museu Blau in Barcelona Through the Lens of Denis Esakov, © Denis Esakov
© Denis Esakov

We look for materials which are as intelligent, versatile and complex as natural phenomena, in other words materials which don't just appeal to the eyes of the astounded art critic, but are also really efficient and appeal to all our senses.
– Jacques Herzog

Like several other works of architecture by Herzog & de Meuron the Forum Building, known since the 2012 relocation of Barcelona's Museu de les Ciències Naturals as the Museu Blau, is remarkable for its sensitive use of materials. A triangular mass of gray-blue concrete punctured and split in places to reveal the contrasting use of reflective planes, the building is a hard one to ignore, especially for an architectural photographer.

© Denis Esakov © Denis Esakov © Denis Esakov © Denis Esakov + 16

Church in Diagonal Mar / ERITHACUS

02:00 - 10 September, 2017
© Joan Guillamat
© Joan Guillamat

© Joan Guillamat © Joan Guillamat © Joan Guillamat © Joan Guillamat + 18

  • Architects

  • Location

    Carrer de Ramon Turró, 324, Barcelona, Spain
  • Author Architects

    Guillermo Maluenda, Tomás Ivars
  • Area

    2115.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

10 Must See Gaudí Buildings in Barcelona

08:00 - 9 September, 2017
10 Must See Gaudí Buildings in Barcelona, © Tom Walk [Flickr], license (CC BY-ND 2.0)
© Tom Walk [Flickr], license (CC BY-ND 2.0)

In this Barcelona guide, we have rounded-up the architecture of probably the best known and most influential architect from the beginning of the century in Spain, Antonio Gaudí. Gaudí spent most of his life in Barcelona and the city boasts the largest concentration of his works in the world. His style is unique, often imitated but never matched.

Gaudí´s ideas shaped the way of thinking about architecture for a whole generation. His influence on Catalan modernism was immense, creating a unique style that many have tried to replicate. It is difficult to find a person who doesn´t at least know Gaudí by name. Of the 10 most visited attractions in Barcelona, 4 are buildings by Gaudí. In this guide, we wanted to compile the 10 essential Gaudí buildings, all located in Barcelona, necessary to gain an appreciation of his work. The first 7 building are considered heritage of humanity. 

© Ian Gampon [Flickr], license CC BY-ND 2.0 © Neil Howard [Flickr], license (CC BY-NC 2.0) © xiquinhosilva [Flickr], license (CC BY 2.0) © Jaap Kramer [Flickr], license CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 + 11

Apartment Refurbishment in La Ribera / A53

02:00 - 9 September, 2017
Apartment Refurbishment in La Ribera / A53 , © Nicolás Fotografía
© Nicolás Fotografía

© Nicolás Fotografía © Nicolás Fotografía © Nicolás Fotografía © Nicolás Fotografía + 18

  • Architects

    A53
  • Location

    La Ribera, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
  • Main Contractor

    OAK 2000
  • Area

    51.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

EL MAMA & LA PAPA Bar Restaurant / El Equipo Creativo

03:00 - 8 September, 2017
EL MAMA & LA PAPA Bar Restaurant  / El Equipo Creativo, © Adrià Goula
© Adrià Goula

© Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula + 18

  • Architects

  • Location

    Passatge de Pere Calders, 2, 08015 Barcelona, Spain
  • Neon Design

    Alex Trochut
  • Area

    500.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

CLOUD Coworking / MESURA

05:00 - 3 September, 2017
© Salva López
© Salva López

© Salva López © Salva López © Salva López © Salva López + 14

  • Architects

  • Location

    Barcelona, Spain
  • Area

    750.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Restaurant ENIGMA Offers a Glimpse Into the Future of Gastronomy

08:00 - 16 August, 2017
Restaurant ENIGMA Offers a Glimpse Into the Future of Gastronomy, Courtesy of RCR Arquitectes/Pau Llimona
Courtesy of RCR Arquitectes/Pau Llimona

Neolith has unveiled their most ambitious project to date: the ENIGMA restaurant design in collaboration with RCR Arquitectes and P.Llimona. The conceptual restaurant space began with the vision of celebrated Catalan chef Albert Adrià, who wanted to create an "enigmatic” restaurant project reflecting his gastronomy and his career. Albert, together with his sibling Ferran Adrià have transformed the iconic El Bulli restaurant into a culinary research foundation and embarked on more projects since, including tapas bar Tickets and Bar 41 in Barcelona. ENIGMA, described as a “culinary amusement park” represents the new brainchild of the brothers’ dialogue exploring the intersection of food and design. 

Courtesy of RCR Arquitectes/Pau Llimona Courtesy of RCR Arquitectes/Pau Llimona Courtesy of RCR Arquitectes/Pau Llimona Courtesy of RCR Arquitectes/Pau Llimona + 21

THE BOOKCASE / nook architects

05:00 - 15 August, 2017
THE BOOKCASE / nook architects, © Nieve I Productora Audiovisual
© Nieve I Productora Audiovisual

© Nieve I Productora Audiovisual © Nieve I Productora Audiovisual © Nieve I Productora Audiovisual © Nieve I Productora Audiovisual + 24

Parlament19 Apartment / Miel Arquitectos + STUDIO P10

15:00 - 10 August, 2017
Parlament19 Apartment  / Miel Arquitectos + STUDIO P10, © José Hevia
© José Hevia

© José Hevia © José Hevia © José Hevia © José Hevia + 18

OHLA Hotel EIXAMPLE / Isern Associats

09:00 - 4 August, 2017
© Adrià Goula
© Adrià Goula

© Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula + 17

  • Architects

  • Location

    Carrer de Còrsega, 291, 08008 Barcelona, Spain
  • Architect in Charge

    Daniel Isern
  • Area

    7365.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

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

    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