Barrio Gaudí

By Clemente Vergara

Clemente Vergara is a Barcelona-based Photographer specialised in Architecture and Travel. His compositions depict a clever play between line, shape, shadow, and color, resulting in painting like photography.

He started taking analog photos with a camera he inherited from his father, taking snaps of a housing complex by one of his favourite architects: Ricardo Bofill. Curiously, this development was the first project the Bofill Studio did on a large scale social housing. Built in 1968, its purpose was to seek new shapes and geometries that created pleasing public spaces where neighbours and families could meet and spend time. 


At the beginning of summer of 2020, during the lockdown, reunions and meetings were not allowed, the entire world was at home. 5 years after his first shoot, Clemente went back to the Barrio Gaudí. This time he was not alone, he took our Small Books to recreate what in another time would have been neighbours gathering, playing along with the shapes, the colours and the geometric shadows. Loosing themselves between blocks and hierarchical volumes displayed along the spaces.

Barrio Gaudí (2020)
Photo: Clemente Vergara  

This item’s measurements are:

Height – 17 cm / 6.7 in
Width – 19.5 cm / 7.6 in
Depth – 5 cm / 2 in

This item’s measurements are:

Height – 11cm / 4.3in
Width – 21.5cm /8.4 in
Depth – 1cm/ 0.4in

This item’s measurements are:

Height – 15cm / 5.9in
Width – 21cm /8.2 in
Depth – 7cm / 2.7in
Strap drop length worn long- 53- 60 cm / 20.8- 23.6 in
Strap drop length worn short 9 cm/ 3.5 in
Weight – 

This item’s measurements are:

Height – 16cm / 6.2 in
Width – 20cm / 7.8 in
Depth – 5cm / 2 in
Strap drop length worn long- 54- 63 cm / 21.2- 24.8 in
Strap drop length worn short 8.5 cm/ 3.3 in
Weight – 

This item’s measurements are:

Height – 20cm / 7.8 in
Width – 24cm /9.4 in
Depth – 8cm/ 3.1in
Strap drop length worn long- 47 – 54 cm / 18.5 – 21.2- in
Strap drop length worn short 10 cm/ 4 in
Weight –

This item’s measurements are:

Height – 18cm / 7 in
Width – 29cm / 11.4 in
Depth – 13cm / 5.1 in
Strap drop length – 46 – 50/ 18- 20 in
Handle drop 4cm / 1.5 in
Weight –

This item’s measurements are:

Height – 8.5 cm/ 3.34in
Width – 10.5cm /4.1 in
Depth – 1cm/ 0.4in
Weight –

This item’s measurements are:

Height – 10cm / 3.93in
Width – 15cm /5.9 in
Depth – 1cm/ 0.41in
Weight –

This item’s measurements are:

Height – 15 cm / 5.9 in
Width – 21,5 cm / 8.4 in
Depth – 10 cm / 3,9 in

This item’s measurements are:

Height – 12 cm / 4.7in
Width – 18 cm / 7 in
Depth – 6 cm / 2.37 in

This item’s measurements are:

Height – 12 cm/ 4.7in
Width – 18 cm / 7 in
Depth – 6 cm/ 2.3 in

This item’s measurements are:

Height – 1.5 cm/ 0.5 in
Width – 7.5 cm / 2.9 in
Depth – 7.5 cm/ 2.9 in

This item’s measurements are:

Height – 12cm / 4.7 in
Width – 18cm /7 in
Depth – 7cm/2.7in
Strap drop length worn long- 53- 60 cm / 20.8- 23.6 in
Strap drop length worn short 6 cm/ 2.3 in
Weight –