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Explore Barcelona’s Architecture with This Free App by Josep Lluís Mateo

Explore Barcelona’s Architecture with This Free App by Josep Lluís Mateo
Explore Barcelona’s Architecture with This Free App by Josep Lluís Mateo, Courtesy of Mateo Arquitectura
Courtesy of Mateo Arquitectura

Spanish architect Josep Lluís Mateo of Mateo Arquitectura has launched the “BCN Architecture Guide,” a free application to help travelers and architecture lovers explore Barcelona. The app guides users to both highlights of the city’s built environment as well as its natural environment, including some “places to experience nature in tension with the city, places to be rather than objects to look at.”

The app is available for download in both the App Store and Google Play.

Courtesy of Mateo Arquitectura
Courtesy of Mateo Arquitectura

"A personal guide is not scientific; it’s about sharing information and experiences. My training as an architect was closely related with discovering my city. Buildings under construction (in the far-off fifties), a great mass of stone near where I lived (that was Gaudí’s La Pedrera), forms, masses, constructions that impressed me then and still do, and that perhaps will impress someone experiencing them for the first time.

I also include places to experience nature in tension with the city, places to be, rather than objects to look at.

The city from the top as a form in three strips: the mountain, the plain, the sea. Green, brown, blue."

Josep Lluís Mateo

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José Tomás Franco
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Cite: Franco, José Tomás. "Explore Barcelona’s Architecture with This Free App by Josep Lluís Mateo" [Josep Lluís Mateo lanza aplicación gratuita para recorrer Barcelona "desde la Montaña hasta el Mar"] 24 Jul 2015. ArchDaily. (Trans. Watkins, Katie) Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/770683/explore-barcelonas-architecture-with-this-new-free-app-by-josep-lluis-mateo/> ISSN 0719-8884