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Barcelona : architecture & design

Author: Aitana Lleonart; Antônio Moreno
Publisher: Cologne ; New York : Daab, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Barcelona is the cultural center of Spain. A tourist's hot spot and one of the most frequented cities in summer. There is a lot more to Barcelona's architecture than just Gaudí. Since the Olympic Games in 1992 international architects began to shape the capital of Modernism with numerous contructions. Norman Foster, Frank O. Ghery and many more have left their footsteps. The Forum of Cultures 2004 provided another  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Pictorial works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Aitana Lleonart; Antônio Moreno
ISBN: 9783866540293 3866540299
OCLC Number: 148890341
Language Note: In English, French, German, Italian and Spanish.
Description: 237 pages : color illustrations, plans ; 33 cm
Contents: Hotel Chic & Basic Born / ADD+Arquitectura/Xavier Claramunt --
Agbar Tower / Ateliers Jean Nouvel/Jean Nouvel b720 Arquitectos/Fermin Vázquez --
Indra Offices / b720 Arquitectos --
Refurbishment of a commercial space into an office / BAAS/Jordi Badia --
Barcelona biomedical research park / Brullet-Pineda Arcquitectes --
Hotel Diagonal Barcelona / Capella García Arquitectura --
Botanical Institute of Barcelona ; Social Services of Fort Pienc neighborhood / Carlos Ferrater --
Julie Sohn Boutique / CCT Arquitectos --
Illa de la Llum / Clotet, Paricio i Associats/Lluís Clotet, Ignasi Paricio --
Gas Natural headquarters ; Restoration of Santa Caterina Market / EMBT/Enric Miralles-Benedetta Tagliabue --
Sugar Club / Futur-2 --
Evo restaurant ; Olivia Plaza Hotel ; Oriol Balaguer's cake shop ; QK Boutique / GCA Arquitectes Associats --
Forum Building / Herzog & de Meuron --
Camper store / Jaime Hayón --
Hotel Casa Camper / Jordi Tió, Ferran Amat (interior design) --
Jaume Fuster Library / Josep Llinàs --
62 rental units apartment building / Manuel Ruisánchez Arquitectes --
C.Z.F. Offices ; Hotel AC Barcelona ; International Convention Center of Barcelona ; Sant Jordi Hall of Residence / MAP Architects/Josep Lluís Mateo --
AC Gran Hotel Miramar ; Barcelona Princess / Óscar Tusquets Blanca --
Hesperia Tower / Richard Rogers, Alonso & Balaguer, GCA Arquitectes Associates.
Responsibility: [editor and text, Aitana Lleonart ; translation, Antonio Moreno [and others]].

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Barcelona is the cultural center of Spain. A tourist's hot spot and one of the most frequented cities in summer. There is a lot more to Barcelona's architecture than just Gaudí. Since the Olympic Games in 1992 international architects began to shape the capital of Modernism with numerous contructions. Norman Foster, Frank O. Ghery and many more have left their footsteps. The Forum of Cultures 2004 provided another opportunity of city planning. Slowly Barcelona has been transformed into a an artistic reference: it has an insatiable appetite for new design and innovations, but still highly values its rich architectural past. Old and new are close. Like this it became a model that other cities may choose to imitate due to its cosmopolitan atmosphere. This book shows the newest architectural developements in Barcelona and introduces several projects. Not only public and cultural buildings but also private houses are shown. As far as available floor plans will give additional insights. An index with contact information of the respective architects is enclosed.

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