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

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Architects: Onze04 Architecture
Location: Carrer Doctor Font Quer, 9, ,
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

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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

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

Remodeling a House in Nou Barris / ARQUITECTURA-G

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Architects: ARQUITECTURA-G
Location: , Spain
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…

FABRA & COATS / Manuel Ruisánchez arquitecto & Francesc Bacardit architects

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Architects: Manuel Ruisánchez arquitecto + 
Location: Barcelona,
Team: Mateu Baylina, Fabio Ferone, Pere Fuertes, Eulàlia Gómez, Anna Mañosa, Miquel Lloveras, Ivan Martínez, Eduard Álvarez
Consultants: BOMA (Structure), Josep Malgosa, Xavier Delgado, Montse Riera (Tech. Arch.), JSS (Systems)
Area: 8,000 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Ferran Mateo, Shlomi Almagor, Courtesy of Manuel Ruisánchez & Francesc Bacardit arquitectos, Fran Bacardit, Judit Contreras, Edu Ferrer Alcover

POMARET Houses / PichArchitects

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Architects: PichArchitects
Location: ,
Architect In Charge: Ute Müncheberg
Area: 541 sqm
Photographs: Simón García

Patio-House In Gracia / Carles Enrich

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Architects: Carles Enrich
Location: Gracia, ,
Constructor: CRK
Area: 145 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Enric Fabre, Courtesy of Carles Enrich

Montjuic Fire Station / Manuel Ruisánchez arquitecto

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Architects: Manuel Ruisánchez arquitecto
Location: Barcelona,
Team: Joana Sopena, Eulalia Gómez, Fabio Ferone, Iñaki Tarragó, José Mauriño, Mª Elena Alonso, Pol Alonso, Arantxa Zabalza
Consultants: BOMA (Structure), Eulàlia Aran (Tech. Arch.), Armengol Enginyers (Systems)
Area: 3,000 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Ferran Mateo

El Rengle / Manuel Ruisánchez arquitecto

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Architects: Manuel Ruisánchez arquitecto
Location: , Spain
Team: Pere Fuertes, Susana Toyos, Miquel Burguet, Eulàlia Gómez, Ivan Martínez, Eduard Álvarez
Consultants: BOMA (Structure) , SEDNA (Systems), Roger Ríos (Tech. Arch.) , GPO (Systems), INTEGRAL + SGJ (project manager)
Area: 30,289 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Ferran Mateo, Shlomi Almagor, Courtesy of Manuel Ruisánchez arquitecto

Sports Valldaura / Sulkin Marchissio SCP

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Architects: Sulkin Marchissio SCP
Location: , Cataluña, Spain
Project Architects: Néstor Sulkin, Walter Marchissio
Year: 2010
Photographs: Cortesia de Sulkin Marchissio SCP

CAP-CSM SARRIÁ / Sulkin Marchissio

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Architects: Sulkin Marchissio SCP
Location: , Spain
Area: 6,170 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Courtesy of Sulkin Marchissio

Bar Oval / FLEXOARQUITECTURA

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Architects: FLEXOARQUITECTURA
Location: ,
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: Barcelona,
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: Barcelona,
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!

Image of Sagrada Familia via alexsalcedo / Shutterstock.com

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

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