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“Santa Madrona”. 62 Social Dwellings / Pich-Aguilera Architects

01:00 - 9 May, 2014
“Santa Madrona”. 62 Social Dwellings / Pich-Aguilera Architects, © Simon García
© Simon García

© Simon García © Simon García © Simon García © Simon García +17

  • Architects

  • Location

    Travessera de Dalt, 92, 08024 Barcelona, Spain
  • Architect in Charge

    Felip Pich-Aguilera Baurier, Teresa Batlle i Pagès
  • Heads of Groups

    Angel Sendarrubias, Pau Casaldáliga
  • Project Managers

    Ute Müncheberg
  • Area

    5704.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Reforma en Casp 63 / Carles Enrich Gimenez

01:00 - 3 May, 2014
Reforma en Casp 63 / Carles Enrich Gimenez, Courtesy of Carles Enrich Gimenez
Courtesy of Carles Enrich Gimenez

Courtesy of Carles Enrich Gimenez Courtesy of Carles Enrich Gimenez Courtesy of Carles Enrich Gimenez Courtesy of Carles Enrich Gimenez +17

  • Architects

  • Location

    Eixample, Barcelona, Spain
  • Area

    92.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Carles Enrich Gimenez

BCN - NYC Urban Bridge 2014

00:00 - 24 April, 2014
BCN - NYC Urban Bridge 2014

Throughout 2014, three major New York institutions – the AIA New York Chapter | Center for Architecture, the Museum of the City of New York, and the Spitzer School of Architecture at City College – will be hosting exhibitions and programs that will celebrate Catalan architecture in New York City. These events serve as the foundation for “Barcelona-New York City Urban Bridge 2014: A Year of Catalan Architecture in New York.”

Disseny Hub Barcelona Oficinas para el museo FAD y BCD / BAAS Arquitectura

01:00 - 10 April, 2014
Disseny Hub Barcelona Oficinas para el museo FAD y BCD / BAAS Arquitectura, © Marcela Grassi
© Marcela Grassi

© Pedro Pegenaute © Marcela Grassi © Marcela Grassi © Pedro Pegenaute +15

  • Architects

  • Location

    Plaça de les Glòries Catalanes, 37, 08018 Barcelona, Spain
  • Architect in Charge

    Jordi Badia
  • Design Team

    Rafael Berengena
  • Area

    2074.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Vertical Patio House / Estudi NAO

01:00 - 4 April, 2014
Vertical Patio House / Estudi NAO, © José Hevia
© José Hevia

© José Hevia © José Hevia © José Hevia © José Hevia +20

  • Architects

  • Location

    Barcelona, Spain
  • Project Architects

    Francesc Puig Esteban, Anna Fumadó Ciutat
  • Budget

    312.000 euros
  • Project Area

    216.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photography

Refurbishment of a flat in Barcelona / M2arquitectura

01:00 - 28 March, 2014
Refurbishment of a flat in Barcelona / M2arquitectura, © Gerard García Vilarrasa
© Gerard García Vilarrasa

© Gerard García Vilarrasa © Gerard García Vilarrasa © Gerard García Vilarrasa © Gerard García Vilarrasa +13

  • Architects

  • Location

    Barcelona, Spain
  • Architect in Charge

    Meritxell Lázaro & Mischa Essletzbichler
  • Cost

    765 €/M2
  • Area

    85.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Triton Building / Saeta Estudi + Lluís Cantallops + Juan Domingo

01:00 - 23 March, 2014
Triton Building / Saeta Estudi + Lluís Cantallops  + Juan Domingo, Courtesy of Saeta estudi
Courtesy of Saeta estudi

Courtesy of Saeta estudi Courtesy of Saeta estudi Courtesy of Saeta estudi Courtesy of Saeta estudi +15

Hotel The Mirror Barcelona / GCA Arquitectes

01:00 - 18 March, 2014
Hotel The Mirror Barcelona / GCA Arquitectes, © Jordi Miralles
© Jordi Miralles

© Jordi Miralles © Jordi Miralles © Jordi Miralles © Jordi Miralles +28

  • Architects

  • Location

    Kumon | Centro Córcega, 08029 Barcelona, Spain
  • Partner Architect

    Josep Riu de Martín
  • Architect in Charge

    Emilio Rodríguez-Martos
  • Area

    3300.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Beach Modules / Màrius Quintana Creus

01:00 - 26 February, 2014
Beach Modules / Màrius Quintana Creus, © Adrià Goula
© Adrià Goula

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

Casa Tomás / LAB, Laboratory for Architecture in Barcelona

06:00 - 18 February, 2014
Casa Tomás / LAB, Laboratory for Architecture in Barcelona, © José Hevia
© José Hevia

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

127 Subsidized Dwellings in Barcelona / Bru Lacomba Setoain

01:00 - 8 February, 2014
127 Subsidized Dwellings in Barcelona / Bru Lacomba Setoain, © Jordi Surroca
© Jordi Surroca

© Adriá Goula © Adriá Goula © Adriá Goula © Jordi Surroca +16

216 Social Dwellings for students and professors in Cerdanyola del Vallés / Bru Lacomba Setoain

01:00 - 5 February, 2014
216 Social Dwellings for students and professors in Cerdanyola del Vallés / Bru Lacomba Setoain, © J. Bernadó
© J. Bernadó

Courtesy of Bru Lacomba Setoain Courtesy of Bru Lacomba Setoain Courtesy of Bru Lacomba Setoain © J. Bernadó +13

Edificio de viviendas en Barcelona / Mateo arquitectura

01:00 - 5 February, 2014
Edificio de viviendas en Barcelona / Mateo arquitectura, © Adrià Goula
© Adrià Goula

© Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula +11

Olivia Balmes Hotel / Álex Ibáñez Walter, Sara Galmán Gracia

01:00 - 4 February, 2014
© Enrique Armisén
© Enrique Armisén

© Enrique Armisén © Enrique Armisén © Enrique Armisén © Enrique Armisén +30

Born CC Library / Jorge Pérez Vale

01:00 - 4 February, 2014
Born CC Library / Jorge Pérez Vale , © Adrià Goula
© Adrià Goula

© Laura Serra Estorch © Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula +22

Interview with Vicente Guallart, Chief Architect of Barcelona

00:00 - 28 January, 2014
Interview with Vicente Guallart, Chief Architect of Barcelona, © Ewa Szymczyk
© Ewa Szymczyk

In the following article, originally published in Polish in theDecember 2013 issue of A&B, Ewa Szymczyk interviews Vicente Guallart, the Chief Architect of Barcelona since 2011 as well as the founder of Guallart Architects and IAAC (Institute of Advanced Architecture in Catalunya). Szymczyk questions Guallart about his experience in urban design, asking: how can you measure a city's success?

Ewa Szymczyk: When measuring the contemporary city’s success we typically use economic measures. In this sense Barcelona ranks very high, being a top tourist destination and managing its budget in times of global crisis. But there are many other ways to measure its success. What in your opinion makes a city a good city? Isn’t it much more than economic prosperity?

Vincente Guallart: A good city is a place where the citizens live well. So the best measure for a good city is how the citizens live. The truth is that the city is a physical representation of a social agreement. If you think for instance about Phoenix in Arizona, maybe people live there the way they want and the way they like to live. Obviously there are also questions related to cost. I mean, questions related to environmental and economic costs. Therefore the cost of a city like Phoenix is very different from the cost of a city like Hong Kong, which is the densest city and probably the most efficient urban structure in the world. So the question is the economic efficiency and also the quality of life of the citizens. And the best way to know is to ask citizens how happy they are to live in a place like this. The truth is that if you are a citizen of Barcelona you are quite happy. We have been evaluating this over the past few years and the average rating is seven out of ten. So that is in general very good! The people are proud to live in a place like this.

CT House / MYCC

01:00 - 28 January, 2014
CT House  /  MYCC, © Jose Hevia
© Jose Hevia

© Jose Hevia © Jose Hevia © Jose Hevia Courtesy of MYCC +27

  • Architects

  • Location

    Barcelona, Spain
  • Architect in Charge

    Carmina Casajuana, Beatriz G. Casares, M. Gonzalez
  • Design Team

    Raquel del Rio, Pablo Urbano
  • Area

    212.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Catalan Institute of Economists / Roldán + Berengué

01:00 - 23 January, 2014
© Jordi Surroca
© Jordi Surroca
  • Architects

  • Location

    Plaza Gal·la Placídia 32 08006 Barcelona
  • Architect in Charge

    José Miguel Roldán, Mercè Berengué
  • Area

    3080.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Jordi Surroca © Jordi Surroca © Jordi Surroca © Jordi Surroca +25