Bar Oval / FLEXOARQUITECTURA

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Architects: FLEXOARQUITECTURA
Location: , Spain
Architect In Charge: Tomeu Ramis, Aixa del Rey and Barbara Vich
Area: 200 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: José Hevia

30 Houses Building / Rahola Vidal

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Architects: Rahola Vidal
Location: ,
Architect In Charge: Víctor Rahola Aguadé, Jorge Vidal Tomás
Area: 5,869 sqm
Year: 2009
Photographs: Juny Brullet

Collage Building / Rahola Vidal

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Architects: Rahola Vidal
Location: ,
Architect In Charge: Víctor Rahola Aguadé, Jorge Vidal Tomás
Area: 6,980 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: José Hevia

Happy 161st Birthday Antoni Gaudí!

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Antoni Gaudí (1852 -1926), the Catalán architect best known for his imaginative style, inspired by the curves and shapes found in nature, and – of course – for his inimitable masterpiece, the unfinished Sagrada Familia, would have turned 161 today.

Remember this unique architect’s work by revisiting his works on ArchDaily: Casa MilaCasa Batlló, Colonia Guell, and Park Guell

Happy Birthday Antoni! Per molts anys Antoni!

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55 Social Dwellings in Can Jordana / Conxita Balcells Associats S.L.P

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Architects: Conxita Balcells Blesa
Location: ,
Area: 8,149 sqm
Year: 2009
Photographs: Marcela Grassi

Healthcare Center in Tordera / Carles Muro + Charmaine Lay

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Architects: Charmaine Lay + Carles Muro
Location: Tordera, Barcelona, Spain
Area: 1,600 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Carles Muro + Charmaine Lay

51 Public Social Dwellings / Conxita Balcells Associats S.L.P

Courtesy of Blesa

Architects: Conxita Balcells Blesa
Location: Barcelona,
Architect: Conxita Balcells Blesa
Area: 3,875 sqm
Year: 2007
Photography: Courtesy of Conxita Balcells Blesa

New Montjuic Cable Car Stations / FORGAS Arquitectos

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Architects: FORGAS Arquitectos – Joan Forgas y Dolors Ylla-Catalá
Location: ,
Area: 4,500 sqm
Year: 2007
Photographs: Filippo Poli, Jordi Tost, Courtesy of Forgas Arquitectos

Health Center in Canet de Mar / Conxita Balcells Associats S.L.P

© Lourdes Jansana

Architects: Conxita Balcells Associats S.L.P
Location: Barcelona,
Architect: Blesa, conxitabalcellsassociats s.l.p.
Area: 1,614 sqm
Year: 2008
Photographs: Lourdes Jansana

DHUB. Barcelona Design Center / MBM Arquitectes

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Architects: MBM Arquitectes
Location: , Cataluña, Spain
Project Architects: Martorell, Bohigas, Mackay, Capdevila, Gual
Area: 29,352 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Iñigo Bujedo Aguirre

Sentmenat / MIRAG

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Architects: MIRAG
Location: Barcelona,
Area: 18,300 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Jordi Surroca

‘Connection – Import Ticino’ Exhibition

Courtesy of AAAB

Organized by AAAB, the ‘Connection – Import Ticino’ Exhibition, which begins today and runs until June 9, aims to create a network of cultural connections between cities as a means of spreading the values of urbanism and architecture. The exhibition features a project that was born out of the desire to establish a cultural connection between the city of and other European cities. A series of architecture exhibitions are the focus of this project, which also offers other events such as conferences and meetings between universities and aims to create synergies between the professional architects involved. Each event, which is called a “connection”, is composed of a first exhibition in , followed by a second presentation in the invited country. For more information, please visit here.

‘Childhood and Public Space’: A Dialogue Between the Arts, Education and Urban Design Conference

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Taking place July 6-7 at CosmoCaixa in Barcelona, the ‘Childhood and Public Spaces’ international conference offers a series of perspectives and experiences on actual childhood space scenarios in the city. An encounter with urban-design practice, educational experience and artistic methods are key aspects of this hands-on approach. It will also include a forum allowing dialogue between international professionals and workshops that take you to actual spaces in Barcelona. This action has been organized by the design and space-creation masters students of the UPC-CCCB. The deadline to register for the event is June 15. More information after the break.

AD Classics: Igualada Cemetery / Enric Miralles + Carme Pinos, photos by David Cabrera

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Completed in 1994, the Igualada Cemetery was designed by Enric Miralles and Carme Pinos to be a place of reflection and memories. After 10 years of construction, their envision of a new type of cemetery was completed and began to consider those that were laid to rest, as well as the families that still remained.

The Igualada Cemetery is understood by the architects to be a “city of the dead” where the dead and the living are brought closer together in spirit.  As much as the project is a place for those to be laid to rest, it is a place for those to come and reflect in the solitude and serenity of the Catalonian landscape of , Spain. More on the project after the break.

Home for the Elderly / BCQ Arquitectes

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Architects: Baena Casamor Arquitectes
Location: ,
Area: 1,144 sqm
Year: 2008
Photographs: Carles Climent

Ikibana Paral Restaurant / El Equipo Creativo

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Architects: El Equipo Creativo
Location: ,
Architect In Charge: Oliver Franz Schmidt, Natali Canas del Pozo
Design Team: Mireia Gallego, Cristina Huguet, Lucas Echeveste Lacy
Area: 260 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Adrià Goula

30 Unit Multifamily Housing Building / Narch

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Architects: Narch
Location: , Spain
Project Architect: Joan Ramon Pascuets Iglesias, Mònica Mosset Gou
Collaborators: Joan Ovejero, Proisotec, Josep Sandez
Client: Arqespais s.l.
Area: 4,500 sqm
Year: 2009
Photographs: Hisao Suzuki

AD Classics: Casa Milà / Antoni Gaudí

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With its undulating façade and surrealist sculptural roof, Antoni Gaudi’s Casa Milà appears more organic than artificial, as if it were carved straight from the ground. Known as La Pedera, the quarry, the building was inspired by the Modernista movement, ’s version of Art Nouveau..