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Look Inside a Collection of Barcelona-Based Architecture Offices, Photographed by Marc Goodwin

09:30 - 25 February, 2018
Look Inside a Collection of Barcelona-Based Architecture Offices, Photographed by Marc Goodwin, Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura  . Image © Marc Goodwin
Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura . Image © Marc Goodwin

Architectural photographer Marc Goodwin captures the unique workspaces of architects around the world. So far, Goodwin’s photography has helped us imagine what office life might be like as an architect in London, Paris, Beijing, Shanghai, Seoul, the Nordic countries, and now, Barcelona. Read on to see the spaces where architects from Ricardo Bofill to Fermin Vazquez design solutions that impact our world.

ESTUDIO DE ARQUITECTURA ALONSO, BALAGUER. Image © Marc Goodwin La Granja. Image © Marc Goodwin Miralles Tagliabue EMBT. Image © Marc Goodwin Miralles Tagliabue EMBT. Image © Marc Goodwin + 20

MArch. Master in Architecture, Design and Innovation

04:00 - 22 May, 2017
MArch. Master in Architecture, Design and Innovation, MArch - Team
MArch - Team

MArch Valencia originates as a cultural meeting point for professional architects and designers, students and companies with a same set of values; with the aim of bringing together and sharing all different experiences that arise during creative processes.

A nexus between the academical, professional and enterprise worlds, which is vital nowadays.

This different master and postgraduate MArch programs, are directed by Fran Silvestre and feature influential speakers and studios from the current architecture as Alvaro Siza Studio, Souto de Moura Studio, Manuel Aires Mateus Architects, OAB • Ferrater, Juan Domingo Santos and Fran Silvestre Architects.

Foster + Partners, Morphosis, UNStudio Lead List to Design Chinese Eco-Island

15:30 - 10 August, 2016
Foster + Partners, Morphosis, UNStudio Lead List to Design Chinese Eco-Island, The 250 hectare artificial island has already been formed in the Haikou Bay. Image © GAO Wenzhonglow
The 250 hectare artificial island has already been formed in the Haikou Bay. Image © GAO Wenzhonglow

Hainan Airlines Group has announced an international competition between 10 top architecture firms to design the master plan and central buildings of the South Sea Pearl Eco-Island, an island located in Haikou Bay, on the island of Hainan, China. Featuring teams from China, Europe and the United States, the competition calls for the creation of an 250 hectare eco-tourism hub, which will contain housing, hotels, tourist attractions and a port with capacity for two large cruise ships.

FC Barcelona Announces Finalists for Camp Nou and Palau Blaugrana Remodel

11:00 - 8 September, 2015
FC Barcelona Announces Finalists for Camp Nou and Palau Blaugrana Remodel, The Camp Nou stadium. Image © Iakov Filimonov via Shutterstock
The Camp Nou stadium. Image © Iakov Filimonov via Shutterstock

FC Barcelona has announced 14 teams in the running for two planned overhauls of their facilities at the Camp Nou in Barcelona, including alterations to their main stadium and the rebuilding of the Palau Blaugrana, the nearby arena owned by the club and used primarily for basketball and handball. The alterations to the two buildings are part of a larger €600 million project, known officially as "Nou Espai Barça," which seeks to improve the club's entire campus, also adding an ice skating rink, new offices, 5,000 parking spaces and improving the outdoor space surrounding the facilities. The Nou Espai Barça project was approved by the club's fanbase last April after a 72% vote in favor of the proposal.

The list names eight teams - including BIG, Populous, HKS and Arup Sport - in the running for the overhaul of the stadium itself, which will involve the addition of almost 6,000 seats to bring the stadium's total capacity to 105,000, increasing the stadium's lead as the largest football stadium in Europe. It will also include a complete redesign of the lowest seating tier to offer improved views, and the addition of a roof over the terraces. Also named are the six teams in the running to rebuild the Palau Blaugrana.

House 2 For A Photographer / OAB

01:00 - 10 November, 2013
House 2 For A Photographer / OAB, © Alejo Bague
© Alejo Bague

© Alejo Bague © Alejo Bague © Alejo Bague © Alejo Bague + 17

  • Architects

    OAB
  • Location

    Cases D'Alcanar (les), Spain
  • Architect in Charge

    Carlos Ferrater
  • Project Year

    2006
  • Photographs

Casa Nolla / OAB

01:00 - 7 November, 2013
Casa Nolla / OAB, © Alejo Bague
© Alejo Bague

© Alejo Bague © Alejo Bague © Alejo Bague © Alejo Bague + 12

  • Architects

    OAB
  • Location

    Esplugues de Llobregat, Spain
  • Architect in Charge

    Carlos Ferrater, Joan Guibernau
  • Collaborators

    Nuria Ayala
  • Structure

    Juan Carlos Capilla
  • Constructor

    Arteco
  • Area

    620.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2005
  • Photographs

Colonial Viladoms Houses / OAB

22:00 - 3 December, 2012
© Alejo Bague
© Alejo Bague

Architects: OAB  - Office of Architecture in Barcelona Location: Castellbell i el Vilar, Spain Design Team: Carlos Ferrater, Nuria Ayala Technical Architect: Alexandre Pararols Project Year: 2010 Photographs: Alejo Bague

© Alejo Bague © Alejo Bague © Alejo Bague © Alejo Bague + 27

Evangelical Temple in Terrassa / OAB

08:00 - 16 November, 2012
© Alejo Bagué
© Alejo Bagué

Architects: OAB Location: Terrassa, Spain Project Architects: Carlos Ferrater y Lucía Ferrater Technical Architect: Enric Betlinski Project Year: 2010 Photographs: Alejo Bagué

© Alejo Bagué © Alejo Bagué © Alejo Bagué © Alejo Bagué + 24

Gisa & FGC / OAB

00:00 - 16 September, 2012
Gisa & FGC / OAB, © Alejo Bague
© Alejo Bague

© Alejo Bague © Alejo Bague © Alejo Bague © Alejo Bague + 25

  • Architects

    OAB
  • Location

    Vía Augusta – C/ Vergós. Barcelona, Spain
  • Design Team

    Carlos Ferrater, Núria Ayala
  • Collaboration

    AT3 S.C.P.
  • Structure

    Jordi Bernuz
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photographs

BF House / OAB + ADI

00:00 - 13 September, 2012
BF House / OAB + ADI, © Joan Guillamat
© Joan Guillamat

© Joan Guillamat © Joan Guillamat © Joan Guillamat © Joan Guillamat + 17

  • Architects

    ADI, OAB
  • Location

    Borriol, Spain
  • Design Team

    Carlos Ferrater, Xavier Martí, Carlos Escura, Carlos Martín
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

Roca Barcelona Gallery / OAB

00:00 - 10 September, 2012
Roca Barcelona Gallery / OAB, © Alejo Bague
© Alejo Bague

© Alejo Bague © Alejo Bague © Alejo Bague © Alejo Bague + 25

  • Architects

    OAB
  • Location

    C/ Joan Güell 211, Barcelona, Spain
  • Design Team

    Borja Ferrater, Lucia Ferrater, Carlos Ferrater
  • Structure

    Jordi Bernuz
  • Facade

    Talleres INOX - Cricursa
  • Client

    Roca Sanitario S.A.
  • Area

    0.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photographs

Azahar Headquarters / OAB

00:00 - 7 September, 2012
Azahar Headquarters / OAB, © Alejo Bague
© Alejo Bague

© Alejo Bague © Alejo Bague © Alejo Bague © Alejo Bague + 23

  • Architects

    OAB
  • Location

    Carretera Nacional N-340, Castellón, Spain
  • Design Team

    Carlos Ferrater, Núria Ayala
  • Collaborators

    Emilio Llobat
  • Client

    Grupo de Empresas Azahar
  • Area

    0.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photographs

Architecture City Guide: Barcelona

10:00 - 20 July, 2011
Courtesy of Flickr CC License / SlapBcn. Used under <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/'>Creative Commons</a>
Courtesy of Flickr CC License / SlapBcn. Used under Creative Commons

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: Benidorm West Beach Promenade / OAB

16:00 - 17 October, 2010
Video: Benidorm West Beach Promenade / OAB

[blip.tv ?posts_id=4142649&dest=-1]Carlos Ferrater and Xavier Martí Galí of OAB designed a promenade as a transit area that would separate the user from the various problems currently arising at its seafront and provide more accessibility to the beaches, creating a place with its own lifestyle.  By recreating the shape of cliffs and waves, the project organically developed unusual convex and concave spaces.  These honeycombed surfaces generate areas of light and shadow and become a series of platforms and levels for play, leisure, and meditation.  The promenade was constructed with only white concrete, incorporating the benches and street furniture in varied shapes, finishes, textures, and colors.Video: Studio Banana TV