Infiltrating light and air, a baroque farmhouse renovation. El Mallol building by Carles Crosas and Gemma Domingo

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Project team
Laia Vilaubí, Hernan Lleida. From SOG design.- Oriol Ribas, Lorena Hernández, Marta Medina.
Structures.- Josep Baquer. Quantity Surveyor.- Miquel Autet, Clusells & Roca Ingenieros, SL. Municipal architect.- Joan Solà Font.
Calam Tapias Construccions SL.
Sant Hipòlit de Voltregà City Council.
915.05 m².
Use Plan.- September 2013. Basic and Executive Project.- December 2014. Phase 1 and 2.- May 2017 until March 2018. Phase 3, 4 and 5.- August 2018 until May 2019. Building inauguration.- November 23, 2019 Exterior opening.- January 2020.
San Hipólito de Voltregá, Barcelona, Spain.


Carles Crosas Armengol. Architect by ETSAB, 2000. Doctor in Urban Planning from UPC, 2009. He is an Associate Professor in the Department of Urban Planning at the Technical School of Architecture of Barcelona-UPC.

He is a researcher at the Urban Planning Laboratory of Barcelona, ​​where he is coordinator and participant in various international projects related to ecology and metabolism, collective urban spaces and centralities, the transformation of the urban network, and integrative teaching of architecture and urban planning. He is currently Deputy Head of the Department of Urban Planning and Regional Planning -UPC and has also been Vice-Dean of International Relations at ETSAB (2016-17).

Complementary to his teaching and research tasks, he carries out professional works in architecture and urban planning, co-coordinator of urban planning, and studies of various scales commissioned by various administrations.

His projects have been recognized in national and international ideas competitions. At the same time, he has carried out professional works together with other architects and professors from a planning and architecture platform since 2003: various plans and territorial studies in the Barcelona region; Holistic master plans for small cities, detailed plans for new mixed-use areas (homes, offices, and facilities), plans to refurbish old fabrics and infrastructure, design of sports and mixed-use facilities and public space, and national and international ideas competition (awarded in two Europan competitions).

In the field of architecture, he has developed some rehabilitation projects for public and private buildings in co-authorship with Gemma Domingo Solsona.

Gemma Domingo Solsona. SOG design

Gemma Domingo Solsona is an architect from ETSAB, 2002, and Postgraduate in Rehabilitation (2012). She does her final work with an Erasmus scholarship at TU Berlin (2001-02).

She is a registered architect and a member of COAC since 2003 and graduated from the Barcelona School of Architecture (ETSAB), having completed her final degree thesis at the Technische Universität Berlin (TUB) in 2001-2002. In 2012 she successfully completed her Master's Degree in Reform at Escola SERT in Barcelona.

She is co-founder and design director of SOG design (together with Oriol Ribas and Sergio Alonso), an architecture studio with offices in Barcelona, ​​Guanzhou and Singapore, which carries out its task mainly in Asia with residential, mixed-use projects (commercial/offices) / housing) and urban planning. The firm began collaborating with different local firms on a wide range of projects: residential, hotel, mixed-use, and urban planning and co-directed the architectural design of the Barcelona office.

Following the re-opening of the Singapore office, Gemma participates in property design review workshops with the studio to ensure that quality standards are maintained on all projects.

Gemma currently leads the management and coordination of various renovation projects in residential, historic, and public buildings.

On a local scale, he has carried out new construction and reform projects in the private and public spheres, having collaborated with architecture firms such as Marc Verdés, Estudio Alteraciones, ASW (Allmann Sattler Wappner Architekten) and OAB (Office of Architecture in Barcelona).



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