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The absence of scale

By Jaume Prat. Architecture 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.

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

Barcelona 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.

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El CODIC impulsa el Foro Contract Nacional e Internacional de BBConstrumat

El 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.

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Displaced centres of gravity

By Jaume Prats. The 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.

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Towards the kaizen era

By Jaume Prat. At 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.

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Awareness of the continuum

Por Jaume Prat. La estructura urbana de la ciudad se ha entendido siempre desde la densidad, desde sus espacios llenos. La sensibilidad actual respecto de ella nos ha llevado a considerarla también desde sus vacíos en un viaje de ida y vuelta que nos ha llevado a cuestionarnos la naturaleza de nuestras calles y espacios urbanos.

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Configuring the Earth

By Jaume Prat. Technology 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.

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Sustainability is the only way forward for the future of building

By Bruno Sauer. When 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.

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