Gaudí’s Casa Vicens to Open as a Museum in 2016

12:00 - 7 September, 2015
Casa Vicens. Image © Eric Huang [Flickr CC]
Casa Vicens. Image © Eric Huang [Flickr CC]

Designed by Antonio Gaudí in Barcelona when he was 30, and designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2005, Casa Vicens will be converted into a museum and open its doors to the public during the second half of 2016. 

Built between 1883 and 1889, Casa Vicens was the first house designed by Gaudí. The building’s current owner, a subsidiary of the financial group Mora Banc Grup, is currently working on its restoration and the museum planning. “The mission of Casa Vicens as a house museum is to present the first Gaudí house, presenting it as an essential work to understand his unique architectural language and the development of Art Nouveau in Barcelona,” explained the executive manager of the project, Mercedes Mora, in a recent interview with Iconic Houses

Learn more after the break. 

Casa Vicens. Image © Michela Simoncini [Flickr CC] Casa Vicens. Image © Ian Gampon [Flickr CC] Casa Vicens. Image © Ian Gampon [Flickr CC] Casa Vicens. Image © Ian Gampon [Flickr CC] +5

RESSÒ / ETSAV-UPC Team

05:00 - 3 September, 2015
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© Andrés Flajszer

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Tapas Bar 4 Latas / Pepe Gascon + Víctor Sala

05:00 - 23 August, 2015
© José Hevia
© José Hevia

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Sandwich Bar Blitz / FLEXOARQUITECTURA

13:00 - 1 August, 2015
© José Hevia
© José Hevia

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Apartment Tibbaut / RAS Arquitectura

09:00 - 27 July, 2015

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Explore Barcelona’s Architecture with This Free App by Josep Lluís Mateo

06:00 - 24 July, 2015
Courtesy of Mateo Arquitectura
Courtesy of Mateo Arquitectura

Spanish architect Josep Lluís Mateo of Mateo Arquitectura has launched the “BCN Architecture Guide,” a free application to help travelers and architecture lovers explore Barcelona. The app guides users to both highlights of the city’s built environment as well as its natural environment, including some “places to experience nature in tension with the city, places to be rather than objects to look at.”

The app is available for download in both the App Store and Google Play.

ZAMNESS / nook architects

13:00 - 13 July, 2015
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© nieve | Productora Audiovisual

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Rehabilitación de la Torre del Baró / Jordi Farrando

02:00 - 11 July, 2015
© Adrià Goula
© Adrià Goula

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Enric Miralles Foundation to Offer Social Urban Regeneration Postgraduate Diploma

16:00 - 5 July, 2015
Courtesy of Enric Miralles Foundation
Courtesy of Enric Miralles Foundation

The Enric Miralles Foundation, in collaboration with the Polytechnic University in Catalunya (UPC), will offer a postgraduate program called Social Urban Regeneration, starting October 8. Students will create a social urban project over the course of 10 weeks specializing in integrated, contemporary, and sustainable urban planning. The project, entitled "2017 Grand Paris Clichy-Montferneil Suburbs of Paris," will look into the question of how new cities should be planned, and how older cities can be renewed and renovated. 

Spotlight: Antoni Gaudí

10:30 - 25 June, 2015
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.

Ninot Market Refurbishment / Mateo Arquitectura

05:00 - 24 June, 2015
© Adrià Goula
© Adrià Goula

© Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula +16

Skate Park De La Mar Bella / Scob Arquitectura y Paisaje

17:00 - 15 June, 2015
© Adrià Goula
© Adrià Goula

© Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula +6

2015 European Summer Exhibition Guide

04:00 - 8 June, 2015

Exhibitions, much like publications and films, are one of the key contemporary methods for the communication of architectural concepts and ideas. They allow the practice, curator or educative body to edit and present information and visuals in a way which narrates a story, provokes new ideas, or feeds into a wider discourse. For many, exhibitions are an invaluable source of inspiration and an engaging way of gaining new, or reaffirming old, knowledge and design precedents. Intimately linked to the space or place in which they are displayed, the best exhibitions also remind us that the practice of architecture is both a profession and a discipline; a valuable way of understanding the built, and unbuilt, world we live in.

If you're traveling to, living or studying in Europe this summer then dive into our compilation of what we consider to be some of the most informative and exciting exhibitions on show in between June and October 2015. If you visit them, or any other exhibitions that you enjoy, share a photograph on Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #archdailyexhibitions.

Check out our favourite exhibitions on architecture, urbanism and design, from Jyväskylä to Milano, after the break. 

Architecture: Concept and Notation at SAM The Brutalist Playground, London. Image © Assemble & Simon Terrill UK Pavilion / Wolfgang Buttress. Image © Laurian Ghinitoiu 'Africa' at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art. Image © Kere Dano +7

W Barcelona Hotel / Ricardo Bofill

20:00 - 29 May, 2015
Courtesy of Ricardo Bofill
Courtesy of Ricardo Bofill
  • Architects

  • Location

    Barcelona, Spain
  • Project Directors

    Ricardo Bofill & Jean Pierre Carniaux
  • Architectectural Construction director

    José Maria Rocías
  • Geothecnic

    Uriel y asociados (Tomas Murillo)
  • Hotel Structure

    Ideam
  • Parking Structure

    Eduardo Palao
  • Installations

    Projectes s.a., Jordi Oste, Carlos Morancho, Pau Riera
  • Collabor loghting

    Birgit Walter
  • Collaborator urban surrounding

    Jordi Henrich
  • Projectes S l (Engineering)

    Jordi Oste, Carles Morancho, Pau Riera
  • Structure Engineering Ideam enterprise

    Francisco Millanes, Luís Matute, Miguel Ortega
  • Area

    42.818 sqm
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Ricardo Bofill

Courtesy of Ricardo Bofill Courtesy of Ricardo Bofill Courtesy of Ricardo Bofill Courtesy of Ricardo Bofill +40

Mercado del Born Square / Vora

09:00 - 29 May, 2015
© Adrià Goula
© Adrià Goula
  • Architects

  • Location

    Mercat del Born, 08003 Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
  • Architect in Charge

    Pere Buil, Toni Riba
  • Design Team

    Adrià Guardiet, Miquel Camps, Jordi Riba, Eva Cotman, Ondrej Fabian
  • Area

    14000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula +12

Gain an International Perspective by Studying Architecture in Barcelona

19:30 - 26 May, 2015
Courtesy of UIC Barcelona School of Architecture
Courtesy of UIC Barcelona School of Architecture

UIC Barcelona School of Architecture has adapted to recent changes in the field of architecture to offer an education that provides an overarching perspective of the profession and the opportunity to learn a wide-range of skill sets. Learn more about what makes the school unique after the break.

Apartment and Courtyard in Barcelona / CAVAA arquitectes

10:00 - 19 May, 2015
© Filippo Poli
© Filippo Poli

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Industrial Loft Grober / Meta-studio

03:03 - 19 May, 2015
© Lluis Carbonell
© Lluis Carbonell

© Aitor Estévez © Aitor Estévez © Lluis Carbonell © Aitor Estévez +20