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Sagrada Familia: The Latest Architecture and News

Skate Park Nou Barris / SCOB

16:39 - 6 April, 2019
Skate Park Nou Barris / SCOB, © Adrià Goula
© Adrià Goula

© Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula + 6

Suara Store / CLAP Studio

15:00 - 15 March, 2019
Suara Store / CLAP Studio, © Daniel Rueda
© Daniel Rueda

© Daniel Rueda © Daniel Rueda © Daniel Rueda © Daniel Rueda + 20

  • Architect

  • Location

    Carrer de la Fusina, 6, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
  • Category

  • Area

    90.0 m2
  • Photographer

    Daniel Rueda

Refurbishment Assessoria Xavier Masdéu / nn yet

14:00 - 13 March, 2019
Refurbishment Assessoria Xavier Masdéu / nn yet, © Alba Rodríguez Nuñez
© Alba Rodríguez Nuñez

© Alba Rodríguez Nuñez © Alba Rodríguez Nuñez © Alba Rodríguez Nuñez © Alba Rodríguez Nuñez + 13

The Lightslice / Cometa Architects

08:00 - 23 January, 2019
The Lightslice / Cometa Architects, © Vicente Ortega
© Vicente Ortega

© Vicente Ortega © Vicente Ortega © Vicente Ortega © Vicente Ortega + 27

Sagrada Família to Pay Off $41 Million Debt to Barcelona for Building Permits

13:00 - 22 October, 2018
Sagrada Família to Pay Off $41 Million Debt to Barcelona for Building Permits, Sagrada Família. Image © Expiatory Temple of the Sagrada Família
Sagrada Família. Image © Expiatory Temple of the Sagrada Família

The trustees of Barcelona's historic Sagrada Família have reached an agreement with the city council to pay off $41 million in debt for not having the appropriate building permits. As the New York Times reports, the saga has continued for more than a century, as an original building permit issued in 1885 by Sant Martí de Provençals was no longer valid when the town was absorbed into the city of Barcelona. Designed by Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí in 1882, the Sagrada Família is still under construction 136 years later.

Sagrada Família. Image © Flickr User: haschelsax, bajo CC BY-ND 2.0 Sagrada Família. Image © Renate Dodell Sagrada Família. Image © John Kennan Sagrada Família. Image © Flickr User: Kah-Wai Lin, bajo CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 + 7

Sala Beckett / Flores & Prats

10:00 - 17 October, 2018
Sala Beckett / Flores & Prats, © Adrià Goula
© Adrià Goula

© Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula + 21

Hotel SBGlow / Batlle i Roig Arquitectura

09:00 - 16 September, 2018
Hotel SBGlow / Batlle i Roig Arquitectura, © Antonio Navarro Wijkmark
© Antonio Navarro Wijkmark

© Antonio Navarro Wijkmark © Antonio Navarro Wijkmark © Antonio Navarro Wijkmark © Antonio Navarro Wijkmark + 20

  • Architect

  • Location

    Carrer de Badajoz, 148-154, 08018 Barcelona, Spain
  • Category

  • Architects authors of the work

    Enric Batlle, Joan Roig
  • Design Team

    Laura Quintana, Joan Batlle, Yago Cavaller
  • Area

    15400.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographer

Cocina Hermanos Torres Restaurant / OAB. Office of Architecture in Barcelona

05:00 - 10 August, 2018
Cocina Hermanos Torres Restaurant / OAB. Office of Architecture in Barcelona, © Joan Guillamat
© Joan Guillamat

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

  • Architects

    OAB
  • Location

    Carrer del Taquígraf Serra, 20, 08029 Barcelona, Spain
  • Category

  • Lead Architects

    Carlos & Borja Ferrater (OAB)
  • Project Director

    Núria Ayala
  • Area

    800.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

Spotlight: Antoni Gaudí

00:00 - 25 June, 2018
Spotlight: Antoni Gaudí, La Sagrada Familia's passion facade. Image © Expiatory Temple of the Sagrada  Família
La Sagrada Familia's passion facade. Image © Expiatory Temple of the Sagrada Família

When Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí (25 June 1852 – 10 June 1926) graduated from the Barcelona Architecture School in 1878, the director of the school Elies Rogent reportedly declared: "Gentlemen, we are here today either in the presence of a genius or a madman!" [1] Well over a century later, this tension is still evident in Gaudí's work; though he is widely regarded as a genius architect, his distinctive style stands as a singularity in architectural history—simultaneously awe-inspiring and bizarre, never fitting into any stylistic movement, and never adapted or emulated, except by those still working to complete his magnum opus, Barcelona's famous Sagrada Família.

Casa Milà. Image © Samuel Ludwig Parc Güell. Image © Samuel Ludwig Colònia Güell. Image © Samuel Ludwig Casa Batlló. Image © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/srboisvert/306517767'>Flickr user srboisvert</a> licensed under <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/'>CC BY 2.0</a> + 10

Reí Martí Deposit / ARCHIKUBIK

05:00 - 11 May, 2018
Reí Martí Deposit / ARCHIKUBIK, © Adrià Goulà
© Adrià Goulà

© Adrià Goulà © Adrià Goulà © Simón García © Adrià Goulà + 26

Cabins in the Woods / WOHA by Antonio Maciá

01:00 - 12 April, 2018
Cabins in the Woods / WOHA by Antonio Maciá, © David Frutos
© David Frutos

© David Frutos © David Frutos © David Frutos © David Frutos + 14

Tia Santa Restaurant / Vilalta Architects

14:00 - 23 March, 2018
Tia Santa Restaurant / Vilalta Architects, © Mauricio Fuertes
© Mauricio Fuertes

© Mauricio Fuertes © Mauricio Fuertes © Mauricio Fuertes © Mauricio Fuertes + 20

Vallmora Park + Insect Hotel / Batlle i Roig Arquitectura

12:00 - 26 January, 2018
© Jordi Surroca + Stupendastic Films
© Jordi Surroca + Stupendastic Films

© Jordi Surroca + Stupendastic Films © Jordi Surroca + Stupendastic Films © Jordi Surroca + Stupendastic Films © Jordi Surroca + Stupendastic Films + 15

10 Must See Gaudí Buildings in Barcelona

08:00 - 9 September, 2017
10 Must See Gaudí Buildings in Barcelona, © Tom Walk [Flickr], license (CC BY-ND 2.0)
© Tom Walk [Flickr], license (CC BY-ND 2.0)

In this Barcelona guide, we have rounded-up the architecture of probably the best known and most influential architect from the beginning of the century in Spain, Antonio Gaudí. Gaudí spent most of his life in Barcelona and the city boasts the largest concentration of his works in the world. His style is unique, often imitated but never matched.

Gaudí´s ideas shaped the way of thinking about architecture for a whole generation. His influence on Catalan modernism was immense, creating a unique style that many have tried to replicate. It is difficult to find a person who doesn´t at least know Gaudí by name. Of the 10 most visited attractions in Barcelona, 4 are buildings by Gaudí. In this guide, we wanted to compile the 10 essential Gaudí buildings, all located in Barcelona, necessary to gain an appreciation of his work. The first 7 building are considered heritage of humanity.

© Ian Gampon [Flickr], license CC BY-ND 2.0 © Neil Howard [Flickr], license (CC BY-NC 2.0) © xiquinhosilva [Flickr], license (CC BY 2.0) © Jaap Kramer [Flickr], license CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 + 11

OHLA Hotel EIXAMPLE / Isern Associats

08:00 - 4 August, 2017
© Adrià Goula
© Adrià Goula

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

  • Architects

  • Location

    Carrer de Còrsega, 291, 08008 Barcelona, Spain
  • Category

  • Architect in Charge

    Daniel Isern
  • Area

    7365.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

First House Designed by Gaudí to Open as Museum

08:00 - 16 April, 2017
First House Designed by Gaudí to Open as Museum, Casa Vicens. Image © Eric Huang [Flickr], licensed under CC BY-ND 2.0
Casa Vicens. Image © Eric Huang [Flickr], licensed under CC BY-ND 2.0

It has been confirmed that the museum opening date for the Casa Vicens in Barcelona has been rescheduled for the second half of 2017. Originally scheduled for the second half of 2016, the reopening of Gaudi's first house was not able to be completed due to the complicated and labor intensive renovations. This will be the first time the house, declared World Heritage site, will be open to the public without it being a residential or private space.

The Casa Vicens, located on 24 Carolines Street, was the first house ever designed by Antoni Gaudí. In 1883 Manel Vicens, promoter of the project, commissioned the architect to build what would be his summer home. At that time Gràcia, now a cosmopolitan neighborhood, was a separate town. Therefore, the project did not contemplate the possibility of other buildings being built around it, and so to this day, it remains a completely freestanding building in a neighborhood characterized by its compact character, narrow streets, and high density of population.

Detail of the Casa Vicens. Image © Ian Gampon [Flickr], licensed under CC BY-ND 2.0 Detail of the Casa Vicens. Image © Ian Gampon [Flickr], licensed under CC BY-ND 2.0 Detail of the Casa Vicens. Image © Ian Gampon [Flickr], licensed under CC BY-ND 2.0 Detail of the Casa Vicens. Image © Ian Gampon [Flickr], licensed under CC BY-ND 2.0 + 5

Trouble Hits the Final Stages of Gaudí's La Sagrada Familia

06:00 - 17 October, 2016
Trouble Hits the Final Stages of Gaudí's La Sagrada Familia, Sagrada Familia / Antoni Gaudí. Image © Flickr User: haschelsax, bajo CC BY-ND 2.0
Sagrada Familia / Antoni Gaudí. Image © Flickr User: haschelsax, bajo CC BY-ND 2.0

Over the course of 134 years of construction of the Sagrada Familia, the unfinished masterpiece of Antoni Gaudi in Barcelona has experienced three unresolved conflicts. First, there was a lack of a (contemporary) construction permit, the nonpayment of taxes, and finally the uncertainty about whether or not to finally build the large plaza to the southeast that Gaudí imagined with the forced expulsion of up to 3,000 residents and lessees, all living in the area surrounding Sagrada Familia’s Glory Façade.

In recent days, these three issues have come to light almost simultaneously, but let’s discuss them one by one. Bitterly upset by what he describes as "a project without plans in Gaudi's name" Councilman of Barcelona Architecture, Urban Landscape and Heritage Daniel Mòdol called the Sagrada Familia a "giant Easter cake".

His statement, reported by the press two weeks ago, overshadowed the official Municipal proposal made to the temple’s construction monitoring committee "if they plan to modify the planning around the basilica" in a maximum period of six months. This is in reference to the large esplanade designed by Gaudi in his original plan, in front of the Glory Façade (between the streets Mallorca and Arago): a walkway 60 meters wide that would connect the temple with Diagonal Avenue.

Interior of the Sagrada Familia. Image © Flickr User: Kah-Wai Lin, bajo CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 Sagrada Familia / Antoni Gaudí. Image © Flickr User: haschelsax, bajo CC BY-ND 2.0 Sagrada Familia / Antoni Gaudí. Image © Flickr User: Fredrik Rubensson, bajo CC BY-ND 2.0 Sagrada Familia / Antoni Gaudí. Image © Flickr User: H.KoPP, bajo CC BY-ND 2.0 + 5

10 Of The World's Most Spectacular Sacred Spaces

04:00 - 31 August, 2016
10 Of The World's Most Spectacular Sacred Spaces, Courtesy of Flickr user Flemming Ibsen under CC BY-NC 2.0
Courtesy of Flickr user Flemming Ibsen under CC BY-NC 2.0

Religion, in one form or another, has formed the core of human society for much of our history. It therefore stands to reason that religious architecture has found equal prominence in towns and cities across the globe. Faith carries different meanings for different peoples and cultures, resulting in a wide variety of approaches to the structures in which worship takes place: some favor sanctuaries, others places of education and community, while others place the greatest emphasis on nature itself. Indeed, many carry secondary importance as symbols of national power or cultural expression.

AD Classics are ArchDaily's continually updated collection of longer-form building studies of the world's most significant architectural projects. The collection of sacred spaces collated here invariably reveal one desire that remains constant across all faiths and cultures: shifting one’s gaze from the mundane and everyday and fixing it on the spiritual, the otherworldly, and the eternal.

Courtesy of Flickr user Arian Zweger under CC BY 2.0 Courtesy of Flickr user Futo-Tussauds under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 © Expiatory Temple of the Sagrada Familia Courtesy of Flickr user Naoya Fujii under CC BY-NC 2.0 + 10