10 June 2019

Special publication in the ARA newspaper

This Sunday, June 9th, B\TA was featured in the special pages for elderly people in the newspaper ARA. The article talks abouts the nowadays concern about the populations agind and the role of our profession in this uncertain future.

If you missed the paper edition, you can read the whole article in this link or you can go through the whole edition of the newspaper here, where you can find us on page 62.

27 December 2018

“Architecture and Person Centered Care” Seminar

Marc Trepat will be speaking at the next “Architecture and Person Centered Care” Seminar that will be held in Barcelona and Madrid, on February 6th and 13th, respectively.

For more information, check the following link.

10 December 2018

Reflection on the Scandinavian models of residences for the elderly

New article by Marc Trepat at dependencia.info as an architect specialized in the design of new residences for the elderly and the adaptation of the current ones using architectural principles of Person Centered Care and scandinavian models. Marc Trepat talks about one of the homes visited on his last trip to Norway, the care home Gullhella, in Oslo. You can read the entire article in this link.

21 October 2018

Monograph “Architecture: construction and design”

This weekend, B\TA was featured in the special monograph of the newspaper La Vanguardia on Architecture: construction and design. In the interview, we talk about how architecture can improve people’s quality of life. You can find the entire interview on this link.

10 September 2018

Architecture and Senior Citizens

On the trip to Norway organized by inforesidencias.com this last June, Marc Trepat was interviewed as an architect specialized on designing living spaces for the elderly. You can see the full interview on this link.

21 June 2018

Architecture and Person-Centered Care

Here you can find Marc Trepat’s latest article. He talks about architecture and person-centered care based on the trip he made to Copenhaguen the last autumn.

You can read the whole article here.

10 June 2018

Article in the special pages for elderly people in the newspaper ARA

This Sunday, June 10th, the newspaper ARA has published a special monographic dossier for senior citizens. In its pages we can read an article written by Marc Trepat, founder partner of B\TA.

Here you can find the direct link to the article or to the whole newspaper, where you will find us on the page 38.

09 March 2018

Interview in La Vanguardia

Last Friday, March 9th, B\TA participated in the special monographic report on architecture published by the newspaper La Vanguardia. Marc Trepat reviews the trajectory of the firm and reminds himself of the projects that have determined the way he sees and understands architecture nowadays.

Besides the paper edition, you can read the article in the following link.

18 February 2018

Publication in the newspaper ARA

This Sunday, February 18th, the newspaper ARA publishes in its special pages on architecture, an interview with B\TA where you can read about the new architectural designs we propose in order to innovate in the traditional models of care homes and to improve the quality of life of senior citizens.

Here you can find the direct link to our interview or to the whole newspaper, where you will find us on the page 69.

04 January 2018

Care homes trip to Copenhaguen

Marc Trepat, founding partner of B\TA and architect specialized in the design of homes for the elderly, attended the last trip organized by ACRA (Catalan Association of Health Care Resouces) and inforesidencias.com, this time, to Copenhaguen.

During the trip, Marc had the opportunity to meet up with the business association that manage care homes and other social services in Denmark.

You can read the whole article here.

11 May 2017

Conference on the Catalan geroassistential secto

On June 1st, is held the Firagran Conference about the situation of the care homes sector situation in Catalonia. Marc Trepat will make a presentation on how architectural design can favor the Person Centered Care and will illustrate it with many different examples from other countries. You are all invited to join us!

To know more about the conference, click here.

12 December 2016

III Conference on Good Practices in Person Centered Care

Marc Trepat attended the III Conference on Good Practices in Homes for the Elderly that was held on November 22nd at the Palau Residencial in Barcelona.

The meeting which was attended by more than 60 people seeks to update and exchange knowledge, technologies and experience on caring while providing high quality, sustainable services.

You can read more about the conference here.

20 November 2016

Cohousing for senior citizens in Stockholm

In this occasion, Marc Trepat explains how in Stockholm he had the chance to visit a building designed from the idea of cohousing for elderly people.

In this article he analyses the concept of cohousing and how it is defined here and the different characteristics that it acquires in other countries.

Click here to read the full article.

29 October 2016

B\TA is live on La 2!

Tomorrow, October 30th at 11:15 am, La 2 – TVE Catalonia will broadcast the television program ‘Amb Identitat’ where Marc Trepat will be explaining how architecture can help to improve the lives of people suffering dementia who live in care homes. We hope you like it!

25 July 2016

What can we learn from elderly homes in Sweden?

In the previous articles about his trip to Stockholm, Marc explains how Swedish care homes respond directly to his culture.

In this third article, Marc shares his thoughts about architecture and he distinguishes between which architectural aspects can be directly imported from the Swedish care homes and which will need an interpretation to be assimilated to our elderly homes.

You can read the complete article here.

09 July 2016

Architectural aspects in the units of cohabitation

In this second article, Marc Trepat collects his impressions on his trip to Stockholm, giving a special thought to everything that is related to the living together units in the homes for the elderly.

The report presents this cohabitation units, their architectural configuration and how have they transformed over the years. He ends up by talking about multigenerational buildings, mixed-use constructions that favor integration.

You can read more about it in this article.

27 June 2016

Elderly homes in Sweden

Marc Trepat, founding partner of B\TA and architect specialized in the design of homes for the elderly, attended the last trip organized by inforesidencias.com to Sweden.

In Stockholm, he had the opportunity to see how do the care homes work in the country, how do they apply the Person Centered Care system and how from architecture we can positively impact on peoples well-being.

You can read much more about the subject in this article.

17 March 2016

The 205/2015 Decree becomes effective in Catalonia

Article by Marc Trepat about the 205/2015 Decree in Catalonia after its effective date. This law is now ruling the authorizations on social services, such as care homes for elderly people, among others.

You can read more about the topic here.

16 April 2015

Timelapse Municipal Library in Sant Vicenç de Castellet

Timelapse recorded by Àngel Giralt during the construction of the new Municipal Library in Sant Vicenç de Castellet. The project is designed by B\TA and constructed by Arcadi

The design is aware from the beginning of its surroundings: the Anselm Clavé Square, bigger than the City Hall square, and two of the town’s main landmarks: ‘Castellet’ and ‘Montserrat’.

The ‘L’ shape of the site with a narrower side facing the square and a wider side facing the street was a decisive fact of the project. The building has been conceived in two separate volumes that converge on the main stairway, true center of the building, from which one can appreciate the different spaces of the library due to its transparency.

The ventilated facade and the motorized shades protection on the west opening prevent direct sunlight from reaching the library; this allowed us to reach B level energetic efficiency.

30 March 2015

B\TA is live on 8tv!

On March 30th, the television program ‘Èxit’ counted on the presence of B\TA. We had the chance to show are facilities, our organization as an office and our vision on architecture.

In addition, Marc Trepat shares his opinion on how in certain way the crisis has lead us to become better architects. He also talks about the versatility and global conception that architects have in this country and many other thoughts.