“Grafting Architecture” at Fabra i Coats Barcelona: blending new and existing

The guiding thread of the proposal is the description of the different projects through the architectural PROCESS and the subsequent PERCEPTION of the resulting building. These projects are understood on their own, through their uniqueness, and not as architecture that forms part of a movement.

 

Grafting Architecture exhibition © Fabra i Coats -Centre d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona

Grafting Architecture exhibition © Fabra i Coats -Centre d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona

 

The starting point for Grafting Architecture is the restoration of Casa Bofarull (1913-1933), one of the key works of Josep Maria Jujol (1879-1949). In this Tarragonan architect’s way of working we can identify an attitude that can be traced through many projects built in the last century, one which is based on an intensive dialogue with preexisting features (physical or otherwise) that enable a project including and blending new and existing elements to be developed, just as cuttings are grafted to a tree. (more…)