​L’Edifici Atalaya, la Casa de la Meridiana d’Oriol Bohigas i l’Illa Escorial, a Barcelona; i el Walden 7 de Ricard Bofill a Sant Just Desvern
A much-needed refocusing

It often seems that Barcelona’s urban landscape is the product of the plan developed for the 1992 Olympic Games. Although this is somewhat true, the reality is that...

Il·lustració. ©David Sierra
A new energy model for the cityEnergy crisis and vulnerability

Low-income households are those most affected by the rising prices of basic utilities and are also those with the fewest tools to help them cope with the situation....

Il·lustració. ©David Sierra
A new energy model for the cityThe city and the challenge of a just transition

Energy is a right. Although local government does not have powers in the major domains of energy...

Il·lustració. © Susana Blasco / Descalza
An uncertain futureAnother form of city

Today’s city no longer offers the necessary living conditions for most of its inhabitants, as a result of a production model designed to make people productive, but...

Retrat de Carme Pinós © Martí Petit
‘Most architects are not the elite or complicit in property speculation’

Carme Pinós

Carme Pinós is a truly trail-blazing architect. In 1991, she founded her own practice in a field where women were the exception, and after countless obstacles and...

Il·lustració. © Margarita Castaño
The Miracle

It was Cosme who told me the flat was a miracle. And that the price was unbelievable, just like the views, because it had a terrace where you could see both the sea...

Obrers de la construcció que treballen en un edifici en obres destinat a habitatge públic al carrer de Viladomat, 142. © Ajuntament de Barcelona / Martí Petit
The housing crisis

Being able to access decent housing is a basic right recognised in both the Spanish Constitution and the Statute of Autonomy. In Barcelona, the historic lack of...

Exposició Urban Nature al CCCB
The cities within the city

The Centre for Contemporary Culture of Barcelona, from its outset, has thought and rethought the city from all kinds of perspectives. In 2021, the CCCB wished to go...

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