The OAB Gallery
The Gallery, located in Corsega Street 254 (60 meters from our main office), opened in 2008 due to the need to expand and to provide OAB with a separate physical space enabling it to accommodate cultural, academic, documentary and research issues to do with the professional structure of the studio. As an exhibition space it harbors the models of the projects undertaken by the studio, which are periodically loaned womens down jackets out for exhibition at different museums and institutions. The OAB Gallery also turns into a vibrant venue for cultural events and temporary exhibitions that serve as a platform for the work of different artists. It is also a documentary resource linked to a publishing project, a place for spreading ideas in which lectures, seminars, workshops for professionals and university students from all over the world are held, and a center for theoretical investigation based on design praxis.
Carlos Ferrater gave a talk in the OAB Gallery to students from the School of Architecture in Montevideo, accompanied by professors Santiago Lenzi and Sergio Aldama.
Carlos Ferrater gave a talk in the OAB Gallery to students from the ‘Pontificia Universidad Javeriana’ in Bogatá, accompanied by Professor Carlos Hernández. (09/11/16)
Accompanied by Mercè Berengué, Carlos Ferrater gave a talk at the OAB Gallery to a group of American architecture students from Roger Williams University, Clemson University, and Texas A&M University, as part of the academic program of the BAC. (08/11/16)
Accompanied by Mercè Berengué, Carlos Ferrater gave a talk at the OAB Gallery to a group of American architecture students from Roger Williams University, Clemson University, and Texas A&M University, as part of the academic program of the BAC. (21/06/16)
Borja Ferrater received a group of architecture students from New York Institute of Technology and gave a talk and later a guided tour of the OAB Gallery. (21/06/16)
Awards ceremony of the competition organized by Arquitectos por la Arquitectura and Pimec, in which the design was posited of prefabricated components in glass reinforced concrete (GRC) for the company GLS Consorcio del Hormigón SLU.
The prize has been awarded to Carlos Aguilar Olaria for ‘Enough of Scaffolding!’ and the finalists were Jordi Safon-Tria with ‘Curtain,’ Juan Carlos Ahedo with ‘Déjà Vu,’ and Julia Gras with ‘The Integrated Skin.’
The jury members, Pilar Calderón, Manel Castellnou, Sander Laudy, Santi Llusera, Aurelio Mora, Eva Prats, and Ramon Sanabria, considered the winning project to be interesting in its search for a contemporary construction system that resolves, in a versatile, efficient and industrializable way, the making of façades and each of the challenges that this presents in technical terms. 16/03/16
Launch of the ‘Cocktail’ fireplace designed by Carlos Ferrater, followed by a discussion between the designer, Miguel Milà and Oscar Tusquets in the OAB Gallery, organized by DAE Chimeneas.
Video by: Joan Guillamat
The event was presented by Fernando Bermejo, Technical Director, and M. Elena Pla, in charge of developing the BIM, of ITEC, with the case study presented by Albert Gil of Batlle i Roig Arquitectes.Organized at the OAB Gallery by Arquitectos por la Arquitectura and aimed at its associates. (10/03/16)
Accompanied by Mercè Berengué, Carlos Ferrater gave a talk at the OAB Gallery to a group of American architecture students from Roger Williams University, Clemson University, and Texas A&M University, as part of the academic program of the BAC. (07/03/16)
Antonio Armesto presented The Essential Writings of Gottfried Semper: The Hearth and Its Protection with Alberto Peñín and Arturo Frediani at the OAB Gallery. 19/01/16
Antonio Armesto presented The Essential Writings of Gottfried Semper: The Hearth and Its Protection with Alberto Peñín and Arturo Frediani at the OAB Gallery.
Accompanied by Mercè Berengué, Carlos Ferrater gave a talk at the OAB Gallery to a group of American architecture students from Roger Williams University, Clemson University, and Texas A&M University, as part of the academic program of the BAC. (27/10/15)
Félix Arranz introduced the video report Taichung Metropolitan Opera House, directed by Toyo Ito, with a subsequent talk about it, in the OAB Gallery.
Elena Rocchi and Julio Martínez Calzón.
For a week the OAB Gallery hosted an installation, an object-exhibition, in short an artistic event which had as its (hidden) object RE_presentative transference; as its subject, a group of intelligent beings (speakers and table companions) that have RE_presentation in common; as a venue, a table (la tavola), the means by which one projects its RE_presentative transference; and as a formula, the journey, the only thing that, consciously, we all share. I chose the formula of the journey as being the most attractive part of our life, without doubt, and because I wanted to reproduce mental journeys that take off from the live accounts of great travellers.
The 12 June event attempted to transmit such experiences through dialogue and the recording of the material via a Book (liquid, stone-like and airy), in a kind of proven ideal temporality.
The project evolved during a series of dinners held in Barcelona on 25 February, 22 April and 25 November 2010; and on 3 February, 17 March and 12 May 2011. Each of them was a different RE_presentative performance. At each dinner a different speaker was invited. Twelve diners shared the space of the table with him or her. The divergent bodies converged in a single one, which shifted its representative imagination and transferred it to a personal memory. The six speakers, experts in representative transference, put on the table (without knowing it) some new ingredients, some new categories for that representative transference, about which we, as architects, had to reflect transversally: Time (Julio Martínez Calzón), Passion (Teresa Oñate), Qaulity (Aída Míguez), Relation (Carmen Ormaechea), Habit (Blanca Andréu), and Place (Rafael Argullol).
Elena Rocchi, Architect
Carlos Ferrater, intervened and closed the event
Félix Arranz, moderator of the interventions
Aida Míguez Barciela, researcher
Julio Martínez Calzón, engineer
Rafael Argullol, writer
Elena Rocchi, architect
Carmen Pinart showed her recent work at the OAB Gallery (30.05.13)
A show of sculptor Miquel Planas’ most important works.
Carlos Ferrater presented the book Cosas del Señor Francesco by Juan Carlos Arnuncio and then chaired a debate along with Carles Martí.
Albert Ventura, presents his short film at the OAB Gallery.
Miike, Shin, Masa and Yuri participate in an experiment for 100 thousand yen. They have been asked to stay in a dark room for 10 minutes, where there is nothing else than a table with a lamp and 4 envelopes marked with their names. From the moment they will open the envelopes and this apparently absurd situation will turn into an increasing suspense story. After all, this experiment was probably not that simple.
María Rubert showed a series of watercolors and drawings created during her stay in New York.
From Geometry to Built Space. Cátedra Blanca Barcelona. Carlos Ferrater and Alberto Peñín.
Juan Antonio Rodríguez presented a selection of canvases in which he ‘dissects’ buildings that are representative of current architecture. The exhibition showed, from a different angle, the works realized by Juan Antonio Rodríguez for specialist architecture publications: axonometries on a pictorial support, stretched canvas, with new framings and a handling enabling one to contemplate a different vision of the known.
Cátedra Blanca Barcelona. Carlos Ferrater and Alberto Peñín.