José Antonio Coderch. Manuel Valls


Jose Antonio Coderch

Extract from the 2G biography

He was born in Barcelona on 26 November, 1913.

He completed his architectural studies in the Barcelona School of Architecture, where he was taught by Josep Maria Jujol.

He worked in Madrid with Pedro Muguruza and Secundino Zuazo.

In 1942 he formed a partnership with Manuel Valls and they opened their first professional studio of architecture.

He was a member of the Grupo R and he became friends with Gio Ponti.

In 1947 he built the Garriga Nogués house in Sitges and a few years later, he designed the Spanish Pavilion for the Milan Triennale, which won great praise from Aldo van Eyck, Max Bill and Peter Harden.

In 1951 he began the Ugalde House after which he produced his most emblematic work, designing the houses owned by Catasús, Ballvé, Luque, Gili and Zobel among many others.

The 60s marked a start of a fruitful period when he was a lecturer in the Barcelona School of Architecture, a post from which he would later resign.

Coderch died in 1984


  • Coderch. Casa Ugalde House – Josep Mª Montaner
    Col.legi d’Arquitectes de Catalunya (The Association of Architects of Catalonia) – 
ISBN 84-88258-29-1
  • Coderch – Carles Fochs
    Gustavo Gili Publishers – ISBN 84-252-1387-8
  • Mediterraneans Houses: Costa Brava – Xavier Guell/Lluis Casals
    Gustavo Gili Publishers – ISBN 84-252-1265-0
  • A+U. Visions of the Real: II. Modern Houses in the 20th Century
    AU. Japan – October 2000
  • La casa Ugalde: un arbre – Victor Rahola
    Quaderns number 144. 1981
  • Coderch de Sentmenat. La casa Ugalde – José Rosas
    ARQ. Number 9 – Santiago de Chile, 1984
  • Conversaciones con J.A. Coderch de Sentmenat – Enric Sòria
    Colección de Arquitectura 32. Colegio Oficial de Aparejadores y Arquitectos Técnicos. Librería Yerba. Murcia – ISBN 84-89882-00-2
  • Jose Antonio Coderch. Casas/Houses – Several authors
    Gustavo Gili Publishers – ISBN 97884-252-2112-5
  • Coderch 1940-1964: In Search of Home – Antonio Pizza / Josep Mª Rovira
    COAC – ISBN 848825881X
  • Jose Antonio Coderch. La cellula e la luce – Luigi Spinelli
    Testo & immagine – ISBN 8883820916
  • Jose Antonio Coderch – Antonio Armesto / Rafael Diez
    Santa & Cole: Design Classics – ISBN 97884932205348
  • J.A. Coderch: A Sarriá Sant Gervasi-Les Cotxeres – Correa / Fochs / Rovira / Garnica / Maldonado
    Arquithemas. Caixa d’Arquitectes. ISBN: 849346886X
  • Matador.
    Number M – 2011
  • José Antonio Coderch. Mediterranean Modern – Prof. Dr. Ákos Moravánszky
    ETH Theory of Architecture

The house is NOT available to visitors.

This site has been created especially for those students of architecture who need more information about this work.

There is an archive with a complete documentation of Coderch's works in Escola Tecnica Superior d'Arquitectura del Vallès
Pere Serra street, 1
08190 Sant Cugat del Vallés (Barcelona) SPAIN

tel. (34) 934017900 fax.(34) 934017901

You can contact this web administrator via email to:

Privacy Preference Center