LA CASA FULLÀ. TOT ESTAVA PER FER I TOT ERA POSSIBLE / Briongos, Clotet, Faura, Rovira, Tusquets

Monograph of an emblematic building by Studio PER. It brings together drawings and plans by its architects, vintage photos, an unpublished interiors images, writings by Brossa and Ana Mª Moix, and essays on architecture and the life that took place in it.


La Casa FullàSoft cover
17 x 22 cm
120 color plates, 52 halftones 
146 pp.
ISBN: 978-84-124162-8-2

The Fullà House (1970) was one of the first projects of the PER studio. Lluís Clotet and Oscar Tusquets expressed in the project their intention that the architecture "favor a libertarian type of social relationship". This resulted in mixing different types of housing with generous common spaces to create interaction between neighbors. The house did not turn people into libertarians, but it attracted unconventional inhabitants and those simplex, duplexes and triplexes were one of the focuses of Barcelona's counterculture.

This publication brings together graphic and textual material from the time; from the very fine drawings of the architects to a poem by Joan Brossa and a photographic report by Oriol Maspons. It also includes some panels that Xavier Sust designed, in the fashion of postmodern Aby Warburg, to explain the work of Clotet and Tusquets and a panegyric that Anna Mª Moix wrote of the house under the pseudonym of the vampire “Conde de Puigvalls”. implicitly inviting other otusiders - zombies, werewolves and other long-haired beings- to live in this Guinardó castle in Barcelona.

Lluís Clotet and Oscar Tusquets tell a four-hand story, where they remember (in a Georges Perec's manner) how their careers began. Ramon Faura, architect and musician who tried (unsuccessfully) to fit a piano inside the Fullà, makes the relation to the emergence of the computational world. Josep Mª Rovira, professor at ETSAB and resident of 5C for many years, explains the architectural culture of the time and the construction of the house while Ana Briongos, writer, traveler and daughter of the builder, explains life in these homes. This narrative is completed by José Hevia's photographic report, which for the first time shows the interiors of these exceptional flats.