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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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