Campus De La Comunicació Poblenou / RQP Arquitectura

© Lluís Casals

Architects: RQP Arquitectura
Location: , Spain
Architect In Charge: Josep Benedito Rovira, Ramon Valls Ortiz
Team: Antoni Vilanova, Eduard Simó
Area: 15,163 sqm
Year: 2008
Photographs: Lluís Casals

Bricktopia: contemporary crafts in EME3 Festival, Barcelona

© Manuel de Lozar + Paula López Barba

“Bricktopia”, by the architects of the international collective , is the winning project in the “Build-it” Eme3 International Architecture Festival,held on June 27-30 in Barcelona. The pavilion can be visited throughout the summer at the square of the former spinning mill Fabra i Coats in the Sant Andreu district.

This intervention sets a new square which can house different activities, both under the pavilion and around it. Public spaces for bathrooms, sun, bar and stage for enjoying the summer 2013. It is a domed structure that employs the traditional construction system of a partitioned vault (or “Catalan vault”) computed with new digital tools for the structural optimization of the geometry.

More information and images below.

PAKTA Restaurant / El Equipo Creativo

© Adrià Goula

Architects: El Equipo Creativo
Location: Carrer de Lleida, 5, , Spain
Architect In Charge: Oliver Franz Schmidt, Natali Canas del Pozo
Design Team: Lucas Echeveste Lacy, Cristina Huguet, Mireia Gallego
Area: 100 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Adrià Goula

Toormix Workshop / vora arquitectura

© Adrià Goula

Architects: vora arquitectura
Location: Carrer del Torrent de l’Olla, Barcelona,
Architects In Charge: Pere Buil, Toni Riba
Area: 20 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Adrià Goula

Sant Martí / SUMO Arquitectes + Yolanda Olmo

© Aitor Estévez

Architects: SUMO Arquitectes, Yolanda Olmo
Location: Rambla del Poblenou, , Spain
Project Manager: Q Estudi
Area: 12014.67 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Aitor Estévez

C. Sant Cugat House / RTA-Office

Courtesy RTA-Office

Architects: RTA-Office
Location: ,
Photographs: Courtesy RTA-Office 

AD Classics: La Sagrada Familia / Antoni Gaudi

The Passion Facade © Expiatory Temple of the Sagrada Família

Construction of the Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Família began in 1882, more than a century ago. The temple is still under construction, with completion expected in 2026. It is perhaps the best known structure of Catalan Modernisme, drawing over three million visitors annually. Architect Antoni Gaudi worked on the project until his death in 1926, in full anticipation he would not live to see it finished. 

Sant Pere Sacarrera Footbridge / Alfa Polaris

© Xavier Font

Architects: Alfa Polaris
Location: ,
Architect In Charge: Xavier Font
Main Contractor: Excavaciones y Construcciones Benjumea, S.A
Year: 2012
Photographs: Xavier Font

Ateneu Popular de Nou Barris / Fornari + Rojas Arquitectos

© Adriá Goula

Architects: Fornari + Rojas Arquitectos
Location: Nou Barris, ,
Area: 1,425 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Adriá Goula

Raval Hideout / Eva Cotman

© Eva Cotman & María Ceballos

Architect: Eva Cotman
Location: ,
Area: 40 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Eva Cotman & María Ceballos

Vallvidrera House / YLAB Arquitectos

© Marcela Grassi

Architects: YLAB Arquitectos
Location: Túnels de Vallvidrera, Barcelona,
Architect In Charge: Tobias Laarmann, Yolanda Yuste López
Area: 286.0 sqm
Photographs: Marcela Grassi

Video: What the Sagrada Familia Will Look Like in 2026

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Before you head out for the weekend, check out this awesome new video we found on Gizmodo that visualizes what Antoni Gaudi’s could look like in the year 2026 (hint: pretty gosh-darned amazing). Happy Friday everyone!

Video: Encants Barcelona Fira de Bellcaire

Last year, we showed you two short videos on the progress of this new flea market in . This time, prompt made a small documentary on the old market of Encants Vells, the construction and the transfer to the new market Encants Barcelona Fira de Bellcaire, designed by b720 Fermín Vázquez arquitectos. We can also see the opinion of everyone involved in the project, from the customers and workers of the old market, to the mayor of Barcelona and the architect.

Residence And Day Center For People With Intellectual Dishabilities And Troubles Of Behavior / Onze04 Architecture

© José Hevia

Architects: Onze04 Architecture
Location: Carrer Doctor Font Quer, 9, , Spain
Architect In Charge: Gustavo Silva-Nicoletti, Joan Sagué, Joan Travé, Marina Tapia, Irene Graziano
Area: 2,307 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: José Hevia

Golf Club House La Graiera / BC Estudio Architects

© Julio Cunill

Architects: BC Estudio Architects
Location: Barcelona,
Project Architects: Javier Barba, Gabriel Barba, Susana Zanón
Area: 1,310 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Julio Cunill

Recycle step by step / Dom Arquitectura + Asa Studio

© Jordi Anguera

Architects: Dom Arquitectura + Asa Studio
Location: ,
Area: 26 sqm
Photographs: Jordi Anguera

Remodeling a House in Nou Barris / ARQUITECTURA-G

© José Hevia

Location: ,
Design Team: Jonathan Arnabat, Jordi Ayala-Bril, Aitor Fuentes, Igor Urdampilleta
Project Area: 150 sqm
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: José Hevia

Architecture’s Brave New Digital World

John Tolva is working to make a leader in digital urbanism. Image of © Brad Wilke via Flickr

“Increasingly we experience cities mediated by digital technology — whether that’s via smartphone maps, digital transit signage, or texting a friend that you’ve arrived at a destination. How our city is built to support residents, businesses, and visitors [...] is now part physical and part digital.”

John Tolva, the Chief Technology Officer for the City of Chicago, is on a mission: a mission to bring the physical and digital worlds into conversation.

To embed more and more digital information into the physical world, a growing number of digital specialists are beginning to embrace the worlds of architects, planners and urbanists. But, so far, it has not been a two way street to make the digital leap.

Find out why architects should be at the forefront of the digital/spatial overlap, after the break…