The Barba Legacy
September 15, 2016 by Amanda Storey
“With four generations of architecture artistry behind him, Spanish architect Javier Barba has created a legacy all his own.
Not every architect can tell you they belong to a lengthy dynasty of industry geniuses, but Javier Barba can. The founder of BC Estudio Architects in Spain is the fourth in a famed succession of designers that began with his great-great-grandfather Francisco Barba Masip, who attended Barcelona’s first school of architecture.
The trail of structural legacies left by Barba’s ancestors flows from Francisco’s neoclassical style to the art nouveau leanings of his grandfather Alfonso Barba Miracle, to his father’s involvement in the modern movement of Spain.
“As a child I walked around the city with my father and he pointed out different buildings that had been done by my grandfather,” says Barba. “As a result architecture was second nature to me.”
Barba says he doesn’t have a style of his own, but there’s a common thread through all his projects: clean lines and simple shapes come together to create a feel of tranquility, and despite the ultra-modern vibe that his buildings emanate, their minimalism is reflective of nature’s purity.”
Extract from: http://www.dolcemag.com/general-interest/specialfeatures/javier-barba-gabriel-jordi-architecture/19529