Construction began almost 138 years ago on the mammoth and absurdly intricate Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, the world’s most notorious incomplete building

Published in Buildings

Barcelona may be best known for the distinctive modernismo of Antoni Gaudí, but it abounds with architectural marvels from Catalan gothic churches to high-tech towers.

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The Barcelona Pavilion was a hugely significant temporary structure that forms part of the early modernist canon of architecture

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Skateboarding is more than a street skill – it is also a unique spatial experience of architecture. Now, after years of antagonism, Adam Todhunter finds cities and their planners are beginning to embrace these urban adventurers. With photos by Fred Mortagne

Published in Features
Thursday, 16 June 2016 17:00

Barcelona Design Week

Amid the growing number of design weeks, festivals and biennials, Barcelona Design Week boldly embraces the emerging fields of digital and virtual design

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Featured on the cover of Icon's current issue, the Spanish architect's concert hall in Poland has won the Mies van der Rohe award for European contemporary architecture. John Jervis visited the building last month

Published in Comment
Thursday, 17 April 2014 15:57

La Sagrada Família, Barcelona, by Gaudí

131 years after Antoni Gaudí was appointed to build a church on the edge of Barcelona, architects from across the globe are still working out how to complete it, says Owen Pritchard.

Published in Icon of the Month
Tuesday, 16 August 2011 09:48

Hotel España by Factoria Uda

Barcelona’s neglected masterpiece of Catalan art nouveau has been restored by Factoria Uda and upgraded to a four-star hotel.

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Barcelona’s former bullfighting arena is now home to the bloody yet bright spectacle of Rogers Stirk Harbour’s mall.

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Local ceramics give this Catalan school block by Mestura Arquitectes an exuberant edge.

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Hidden away behind a street facade in Barcelona is the Joan Olivier Sant Antoni library by Spanish practice RCR Arquitectes, a surprising addition to a once industrial site.

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Manifesto #15 with architect Enric Ruiz-Geli/Cloud in Barcelona.

Published in MANIFESTOS
Thursday, 23 August 2007 12:52

Manifesto #27 City Mine(D) | Intervenors

Manifesto #27 with intervenors City Mine(D) in London, Brussels & Barcelona.

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