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Building Barcelona: The City’s Best Living Architects

Written by James

As one of the world’s capitals of architecture and urbanism, Barcelona architecture firms ranked 19th in the world by capital spending on architecture with over 60 billion in expenditure. Finding upscale and luxurious accommodations in Barcelona can be one of the most thrilling, unique and exciting house hunting adventures available. A short introduction to some of the firms in Barcelona can take an industrial loft and turn it into a garden paradise.

AH Asociados 

barcelona architecture firms cs designer houseAn architectural design firm founded in 1989 by principals Miguel Alonso del Val and Rufino Minguillon with branches in Pamplona, Bilbao, Barcelona, Madrid, Quinto and Doha. With many awards and prizes nationally and internationally for their work on homes and urban design resulted in being widely published in architectural exhibitions and magazines including university forums, architectural design schools and professional institutes. They are working atmosphere centers around an interdisciplinary team to obtain better results, maintain close working relationships and provide the ability to adapt to clients needs. The design firm now has specialized teams that work on collective housing, industrial facilities, public facilities culture, education and health, architectural renewal and urban design.

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Estudio Barozzi Veiga

EBV was founded in 2004 in Barcelona by Alberto Veiga and Fabrizio Barozzi. As an architectural firm devoted to private and public urbanism projects it has won numerous national and international awards including the AJAC awards granted by the College of Architects of Barcelona in 2007 and the Leaf Award as the young architects of the year. With projects across Spain and Europe and exhibitions including “Tourism. Space Fiction” in the Design Museum of Barcelona in 2009, among many others provides many opportunities to see their work. One of their most interesting pieces of work include the auditorium in Congress Palace Infanta Dona Elena in Aguilas which provides a large mass building that was developed with the different character of space that surrounds it, in mind. Named repeatedly as two of the best young architects in Spain their work is in high demand.

H Arquitectes

A group of four architects that refuse to be pigeon-holed into a design, style or mode of construction with a critical eye on sustainable construction yet without a strong will to continually be managers of the office or clients. With many housing projects to their credit their unorthodox philosophy of laissez-faire attitude in respect to contests, clients and management can be put aside in their willingness to be productive in popular architecture. If you want someone that will provide a wealth of ideas, both sane and foreign they can provide provocative, simple and popular styles. Whether you want a new home or an extreme makeover of an existing one, they can provide thought-provoking and functional styles.

Barcelona architecture firms are known throughout the world for their innovative blending of architectural styles of ancient, classical, traditional and modern forms to create structures that provide functional amenities and well-placed designs. Accommodations in Barcelona are made better by these outstanding firms.

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James is a passionate writer in love with the beautiful city of Barcelona.

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