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Architecture City Guide: Barcelona

10:00 - 20 July, 2011
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This week, with the help of our readers, our Architecture City Guide is headed to Barcelona. We recently featured an engaging video where Wiel Arets half jokingly said Barcelona is fantastic but boring. He continued to say as soon as Sagrada Família is finished Barcelona is done; there is nothing left to do there (10:50). Arets can say what he wants about Barcelona supposedly being boring, but our city guide doesn’t reflect this. Barcelona is filled with fantastically expressive architecture that springs from its proud Catalan culture. It was impossible to feature all our readers suggestions in the first go around, and we did not even come close to including some of the most iconic building such as Casa Milà. Thus we are looking to add to our list of 24 in the near future. Further more there are so many fabulous buildings on the drawing board or under construction, i.e. the projects in the @22 district, we’ll most likely be updating this city guide for quite awhile, regardless of Sagrada Família’s completion.

Take a look at our list with the knowledge it is far complete and add to it in the comment section below.

The Architecture City Guide: Barcelona list and corresponding map after the break.

Video: Villa Nurbs / Enric Ruiz-Geli

16:00 - 18 October, 2010
Video: Villa Nurbs / Enric Ruiz-Geli

[blip.tv ?posts_id=4151558&dest=-1]Enric Ruiz-Geli created the Villa Nurbs in the coastal town Empuriabrava at the Costa Brava, Spain. The mixture of ceramics and plastics try to optimize the surface and structure, which is important for the temperature regulation inside the house. The wavelike ceramic plates decorate the facade and protect against strong solar radiation.The complex geometry is stabile but adaptable, and the completion of Villa Nurbs will express all Ruiz-Geli's aim to optimize building resources and to harmonize nature with technology. The energy-saving roof consists of inflatable plastic bubbles.Video: Studio Banana TV

Media-TIC / Enric Ruiz Geli

00:00 - 9 February, 2010
Media-TIC / Enric Ruiz Geli, © Iwan Baan
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Villa Bio / Enric Ruiz Geli

00:00 - 4 February, 2010
Villa Bio / Enric Ruiz Geli, © Lluís Ros / Optical Adiction
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  • Architects

  • Location

    Barcelona, Spain
  • Architect

    Enric Ruiz-Geli
  • Interior Design

    Manel Soler Caralps
  • Technical Architect

    Arantza Garetaonandia
  • Estructure

    Manel Raventós
  • Landscape Design

    Joan Madorell
  • Estructure Constructor

    Antonio Diosdado
  • Installations

    Joaquim Ribes Quintana
  • Natural Roof

    Jardines Burés
  • Glass Work

    Cricursa
  • Steel Work

    Aluminis Empordł
  • Visuals

    Laia Jutglà
  • Pavement

    Pavindus
  • Moving Surfaces

    Panelite
  • Fixed Surfaces

    Japlac
  • Project Year

    2005
  • Photographs