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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

Roc Cube / nook architects

01:00 - 10 January, 2014
Roc Cube / nook architects, © nieve
© nieve

© nieve © nieve © nieve © nieve +25

  • Architects

  • Location

    Barcelona, Spain
  • Furniture

    Casa Jornet
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Apartment Refurbishment / Anna & Eugeni Bach

01:00 - 2 January, 2014
Apartment Refurbishment / Anna & Eugeni Bach, © Eugeni Bach
© Eugeni Bach

© Eugeni Bach © Eugeni Bach © Eugeni Bach © Eugeni Bach +19

  • Architects

  • Location

    Floridablanca-Comte d'Urgell, 08011 Barcelona, Spain
  • Constructor

    Oak 2000, S.L.
  • Collaborators

    Albert Cabrer
  • Area

    112.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Inaugure Hospitality Group Headquarters / YLAB Arquitectos

01:00 - 23 December, 2013
Inaugure Hospitality Group Headquarters / YLAB Arquitectos, © Eugeni Pons
© Eugeni Pons

© Eugeni Pons © Eugeni Pons © Eugeni Pons © Eugeni Pons +22

  • Architects

  • Location

    Passeig de Gràcia, Barcelona, Spain
  • Architect in Charge

    Tobias Laarmann, Yolanda Yuste López
  • Builders

    Ebanistería Agüera, 7Works General Contractor, Cristalería Bonanova, IEAISA
  • Area

    475.0 sqm
  • Photographs

Putget Dolors Aleu Center for the Elderly / Pinearq

01:00 - 19 December, 2013
Putget Dolors Aleu Center for the Elderly / Pinearq, © FG+SG
© FG+SG

© FG+SG © FG+SG © FG+SG © FG+SG +16

  • Architects

  • Location

    Barcelona, Spain
  • Architect in Charge

    Albert de Pineda Alvarez
  • Area

    7500 sqm
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photographs

Vall d’Hebron Hospital / Estudi PSP Arquitectura

01:00 - 11 December, 2013
Vall d’Hebron Hospital / Estudi PSP Arquitectura, © Francisco Villaescusa
© Francisco Villaescusa

© Francisco Villaescusa © Francisco Villaescusa © Francisco Villaescusa © Francisco Villaescusa +12

Nursery In The Jardines De Malaga In Barcelona / Batlle i Roig Arquitectes

01:00 - 5 December, 2013
Nursery In The Jardines De Malaga In Barcelona / Batlle i Roig Arquitectes, Courtesy of Batlle I Roig Arquitectes
Courtesy of Batlle I Roig Arquitectes

Courtesy of Batlle I Roig Arquitectes Courtesy of Batlle I Roig Arquitectes Courtesy of Batlle I Roig Arquitectes Courtesy of Batlle I Roig Arquitectes +31

  • Architects

  • Location

    Jardins de Màlaga, 08029 Barcelona, Spain
  • Architect in Charge

    Enric Batlle, Joan Roig architects
  • Design Team

    Laura Quintana, Goretti Guillén, Arantxa Manrique, architects, Francesc Parera, draftsman
  • Area

    745.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

Apartment Restoration in Barcelona / Vora arquitectura

01:00 - 5 December, 2013
Apartment Restoration in Barcelona / Vora arquitectura , © Adrià Goula
© Adrià Goula

© Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula +18

  • Architects

  • Location

    Carrer Gran de Gràcia, Barcelona, Spain
  • Team

    Pere Buil y Toni Riba
  • Project Area

    120.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photography

Mercat Encants / b720 Fermín Vázquez Arquitectos

01:00 - 3 December, 2013
Mercat Encants / b720 Fermín Vázquez Arquitectos, © Rafael Vargas
© Rafael Vargas

© Rafael Vargas © Rafael Vargas © Rafael Vargas © Rafael Vargas +20

  • Architects

  • Location

    Avinguda Meridiana, 69, 08018 Barcelona, Spain
  • Design Team

    Fermín Vázquez, Francesc de Fuentes, Cristina Algas, Sonia Cruz, Guillermo Weiskal, Albert Freixes, Gemma Ojea, Javier Artieda, Angel Gaspar, Oriol Roig, Juan Pablo Porta, Leonardo Novelo Jorge Mascaray, Francisco Marques, Helia Pires, Elies Porta, Tosca Salinas, Myriam Gonzalez, Nastascha Gergoff, Egbert Oosterhoff
  • Area

    35440.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs