21 Tuesday November 2017

Discussing Innovation

Discussing innovation ‘What is innovation?' and ‘What can it become?' This was the objective of the Discussing Innovation symposium. The discussion was structured around four thematic tables featuring speakers of recognised prestige, all of whom are involved in research and architectural design.

Curated by Andrés Jaque / Office for Political Innovation

29 Friday September 2017

"Above all, architecture is an enriching experience that goes beyond the tension between the structural components involved"

Anupama Kundoo Interview with Anupama Kundoo. Architect. Founded her first architectural practice in the Indian city of Auroville in 1990, at just 23 years old.

28 Thursday September 2017

"We have to start valuing housing based more on its services than on its surface area"

Anna Puigjaner Interview with Anna Puigjaner. Architect and co-founder of the MAIO architecture firm, she is a member of the Habitar research group at UPC Barcelona's Higher Technical School of Architecture.

27 Wednesday September 2017
31 Monday July 2017

How a Construction Fair Should Be in the 21st Century

Cristina PArdal Por Cristina Pardal. Architect and doctor from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (ETSAB – UPC).

28 Friday July 2017

Architecture and innovation to renew our cities

Lluís ComerónPor Lluís Comerón. Degano del COAC. Col.legi d'Arquitectes de Catalunya

27 Thursday July 2017

"Right now, innovation can only be political"

Andrés Jaque Interview with Andrés Jaque.

3 Monday July 2017

‘The biggest challenge of the circular economy is cultural'

Veronica Kuchinow Interview with Verónica Kuchinow, expert in industrial symbiosis and the efficient use of resources as a tool for the circular economy

3 Monday July 2017

Squaring the sustainable circle (by Jaume Prat)

One Central Park, Sydney Sustainability and the circular economy are two closely-connected concepts that the construction world is just beginning to embrace. Strengthening these concepts could bring the way we understand an architectural project closer to our contemporary sensibility.

18 Tuesday April 2017

La vivienda del futuro es posible hoy

UB Con la aparición del grafeno las viviendas inteligentes que alguna vez vimos en películas y series futuristas no tardarán en llegar.El principal obstáculo que este material deberá sortear es reducir el coste de su obtención para su producción en masa

18 Tuesday April 2017

La impresión 3D en la construcción crecerá un 15% en 2017

UB La impresión 3D, protagonista en la innovación en el sector de la construcción

18 Tuesday April 2017

"El uso del BIM crecerá un 19% en 2017 a nivel mundial"

UB La innovación marca el ritmo en el sector de la construcción

31 Friday March 2017

"España necesita una Ley de Arquitectura, hoy imprescindible"

Jordi Ludevid Entrevista a Jordi Ludevid, arquitecto.

30 Thursday March 2017

Winds of change in the construction industry

Aires de cambioThe concept behind this edition of the Barcelona Building Construmat is as a space for the exchange of opinions towards promoting and visualising the change being pursued in the construction sector.

29 Wednesday March 2017

"The incorporation of the Internet of things is a necessity for construction companies"

Mikel Barrado Interview with Mikel Barrado, manager of new technologies and systems applied to Smart Buildings and Cities at TECNALIA

28 Tuesday March 2017

BIM momentum

BIMBy Ignasi Pérez Arnal, CEO BIM Academy and Content Director of the European BIM Summit

21 Tuesday March 2017

New online campaign for sustainable and energetically-efficient construction

master builders solutionsThe campaign will also be accompanied by articles in the industry's leading magazines and online portals, and will be presented at trade fairs and exhibitions for construction across Europe.

2 Thursday March 2017

"We have grown in a solid and steady fashion by creating long-term, trust-based relationships"

MAPEIInterview with Jaume Remolà, Marketing and Communications Manager at Mapei Spain

27 Monday February 2017

"I can't design without having the material in my mind's eye"

Francesc RiféInterview with Francesc Rifé, interior architect

23 Thursday February 2017

The absence of scale (by Jaume Prat)

Ausencia de escalaArchitecture is the art of space. Architecture creates spaces, and these make up its primary raw material. What architecture does in these spaces it creates is, essentially, propose relationships. And it is these spatial relationships that allow the different creations proposed to mobilize and function.

21 Tuesday February 2017

"The CODIC, as a collective involved in BBConstrumat, wanted to do something different this year and play a more active role."

Teresa CasasBarcelona Building Construmat is presenting a major new feature at this year's edition: the coordination of the National and International Contract Forum will be undertaken by the Association of Interior Designers and Decorators of Catalonia (CODIC) with the aim of showcasing the work of these professionals. The president of CODIC, Teresa Casas, explains what an interior designer's work entails and tells us more about the Association's involvement in the show.

26 Thursday January 2017

El CODIC impulsa el Foro Contract Nacional e Internacional de BBConstrumat

El codic impulsa el Foro Contract Nacional e Internacional de BBConstrumatEl Colegio de Diseñadores de Interiores de Cataluña (CODIC) y Barcelona Building Construmat han hecho una apuesta conjunta para poner en valor el trabajo del diseñador de interiores en la próxima edición del Salón Internacional de la Construcción de Fira de Barcelona que se celebrará del 23 al 26 de mayo en el recinto de Gran Via. Se organizarán también sesiones de networking con profesionales y con empresas de todo el mundo, especialmente del mercado sudamericano

19 Thursday January 2017

Displaced centres of gravity (by Jaume Prat)

Centros de gravedad desplazadosThe discussions we tend to have about our cities almost always respond to a reality that imposes (in a literal sense) the issues to be worked on, often without any previous work having been carried out on such issues: urban transformations happen in this way, and if they are not discussed the situation develops without the control of technical planners and politicians, who could do something to direct such transformations, if, that is, they had sufficient awareness of them.

The case of the city of Lyon allows us to reflect on how planning and action can be taken in relation to a city in need of controlled growth.

16 Monday January 2017

"The combination of raising a building's height and public grants can facilitate the energy rehabilitation of a building"

Gerardo WadelInterview with Gerardo Wadel Architect and director of R&D and Quality at ‘La Casa por el Tejado'

10 Tuesday January 2017

"People should be the focal point of every architect's work"

Arquitectes de CapçaleraInterview with Ibon Bilbao and Josep Bohigas, the founders of Arquitectes de Capçalera.

21 Wednesday December 2016

Confiamos el diseño de los espacios comunes a Anna & Eugeni Bach Arquitectes

Anna i Eugeni BachEl estudio de arquitectura afincado en Barcelona dará forma a las Arenas de la próxima edición

20 Sunday November 2016

"The networks will shape the urban space itself"

SmartcityNacho Martín (Manager of IED Innovation Lab and Co-founder of Mi5VR) talks about IOT with Rosalía Simón Navarro (Smart city leader at Telefónica's IoT department).

18 Friday November 2016
11 Friday November 2016

Towards the kaizen era

NetworkAt the moment, we search for the information that surrounds us actively. Or rather, we still conduct active searches. The revolution will begin when everything that surrounds us is capable of generating, sending and processing this information passively. And is able to transform itself thanks to this information: welcome to the era of the Internet of Things.

10 Thursday November 2016

La máxima ejecutiva de Sorigué, Ana Vallés, nueva presidenta de BB Construmat

Ana VallésSustituye a Josep Miarnau, presidente desde diciembre de 2008.

3 Thursday November 2016

Awareness of the continuum

Awareness of the continuumThe urban structure of a city has always been understood from the perspective of density, in terms of its filled spaces. Today's sensibilities lead us to consider it in terms of its empty spaces as well; in a kind of return journey that leads us to question the nature of our streets and urban spaces.

2 Wednesday November 2016

"Superblocks are the solution for a greener, safer, more sustainable and liveable city"

Janet SanzInterview with Janet Sanz, Deputy Mayor for Environment, Urban Planning and Mobility at Barcelona City Council and councillor for the district of Nou Barris

27 Tuesday September 2016

‘Rather than constructing buildings, we should be building liveability'

Coque Claret + Dani CalatayudInterview with Coque Claret and Dani Calatayud

27 Tuesday September 2016

Configuring the Earth

Configuring the EarthTechnology surrounds us. Literally. When you think about technology and construction, it is not so much about adding gadgets to buildings but rather about what has configured all the elements used in the construction of, or found inside, any of the spaces we inhabit, regardless of whether it uses electricity or electronics.

27 Tuesday September 2016

Sustainability is the only way forward for the future of building

Sustainability is the only way forward for the future of buildingWhen I became managing director of GBCe, a journalist asked me what my goals were as the association's top manager. I had no doubts what to answer: to make GBCe one of the leading associations in the sustainable building industry, while at the same time providing a rallying point for all the players who, in their respective areas, are working towards the same goals.

17 Saturday September 2016


Bim-SummitLa III Cumbre Europea sobre Building Information Modeling (BIM) se celebrará los días 25 y 26 de mayo en Fira de Barcelona en el marco de BBConstrumat

18 Monday July 2016

"As soon as people stop inhabiting a space or having an affective relationship with it, it diminishes"

María LangaritaInterview with María Langarita, architect and co-founder of Langarita-Navarro.

18 Monday July 2016

Thank you for this dream!

Gracias por este sueñoIt would not be difficult to provide a theorem to assert that the vast majority of important inventions in the history of mankind would end up, sooner or later, transformed into weapons with a thousand twisted, ingenious and unpleasant devices: fire, metals, radioactivity and drugs. What is not so common is that the person behind the discovery would end up realising this fact. And what almost never happens is that he makes a more or less questionable attempt, even in philosophic terms, at redemption. And that this is taken very, very seriously. This was the case of the creator of dynamite, that invention that revolutionised the mining industry(1), by Swedish chemist Alfred Nobel, who rapidly realised that the military uses of his invention would surpass civilian use in no time at all. The weight of dynamite, indeed, continues to be the measurement unit of all explosive power today, including nuclear.

5 Tuesday July 2016

See what the new BB Construmat is cooking up at El Celler de Can Roca

Celler Can RocaOver one hundred companies met up between 28 and 30 June at the Mas Marroch Space of El Celler de Can Roca at a meeting organised by BB Construmat where the Roca brothers explained the principles behind their cutting-edge gourmet enterprise, which has managed to successfully overcome the crisis, as an inspirational formula. The relaxed and informal meeting served to give an initial idea of what the show will be like this year: a meeting place, somewhere to share knowledge and collaborate with the construction sector of today; an essential rendezvous for taking stock of the sector and celebrating its recovery.

13 Monday June 2016

Always the same atoms

Museu del Clima de Lleida Reflections on the boundary between the worlds of new-build and building renovation could help to change people's attitudes towards projects by tackling them with greater flexibility, regardless of their type.

13 Monday June 2016

"A renovation project is not, in essence, different from a new build"

José Ignacio LinazasoroInterview with José Ignacio Linazasoro, architect.

18 Wednesday May 2016
18 Wednesday May 2016

The tradition of novelty

Elisha OtisOne of the corollaries of last month's article leads us to comment on the role that companies have played in innovation in every field of knowledge from past centuries through to the present day, particularly in the world of construction.

12 Tuesday April 2016

The geology of innovation

Francesco Borromini Social demands are not free of charge. The citizenry, taken as a whole, move with great economy of movement.

11 Monday April 2016

The future of manufacturing will inform the future of the construction industry

Futuro fabricaciónAdvanced additive manufacturing tools are already a fact of life. Every day, new applications, new techniques and new materials are appearing with which to continue materialising the ideas that emerge from computer tools and aim to increase creative freedom.

1 Tuesday March 2016

Rethinking Beyond Building Barcelona-Construmat

The trade fair Construmat has evolved with Beyond Building Barcelona-Construmat, a concept that seeks to influence and complement the traditional format of the show, which still remains, with actions that highlight the areas exhibitors have in common and which encourage networking: Beyond Building Barcelona-Construmat is a focal point for shaping the renewal of the construction industry.

1 Tuesday March 2016