Spring 2017 in Barcelona Architecture Center BAC

Texas A&M University College of Architecture

Clemson University College of Architecture

Roger Williams University School of Architecture, Art and Historic Preservation

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BAC Spring 2017 design studio lecture series_NICOLAS VAUCHER

BAC Spring 2017 lecture series

NICOLAS VAUCHER

Burckhardt+Partner SA

Thursday March 23 at 12:45

BAC, Bruc 59, local

Open to the Public

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Born in Geneva, 1965, Nicolas Vaucher studied architecture at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL) where he graduated in 1991. He gained professional experience abroad in Auckland (NZ), New York (Eisenman architects) and in Paris (François Roche).

In 1993, he co-founded BMW architects, winner of the Distinction of Romande architecture 2006 and recognized for the quality of its projects and competition entries.

He became a visiting professor at HEPIA school of architecture in 2007. As an active member of several professional associations, he defends and promotes architectural quality, for both our urban and social environments, convinced that a beautiful city is a city that promotes better living.

Since 2008, he is the Design director for Burckhardt+partner in Suisse romande (French-speaking cantons of Switzerland). He actively develops a common cultural knowledge for urban context and architecture in collaboration with his project teams.

Committee member of the Swiss Architects Federation (FAS) and member of the Swiss Society of Engineers and Architects (SIA) and the Architectural Commission of Geneva (Commission d’architecture de Genève)

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Spring 2017 Madrid and Toledo

Some postcards from out travel to Madrid and Toledo with groups from Texas A&M, Clemson and Roger Williams Universities students.

 

Past Monday, one of the visits  was at Arquitectura Viva headquarters. Luis Fernández-Galiano, director of one of the most prestigious European architecture magazine received us and shared with our students secrets of their magazine.
We wish to see our students professional works published here in the near future.

Many thanks Luis Fernández-Galiano, Cuca Flores and all Arquitectura Viva team for this wonderful visit and everyone else and who has received us in their studios, centers and who made part of this trip!

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BAC Spring 2017 design studio lecture series_PEPA MORAN

BAC Spring 2017 lecture series

PEPA MORAN

Projecting Transitions: Barcelona’s waterfront

Thursday, February 9th at 12:45

BAC, Bruc 59, local

Open to the Public

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Pepa Morán Núñez is architect ( ETSAV-UPV) since 2001, Master in Landscape architecture MAP-UPC and Master in Urbanism DUOT-UPC. She is associate professor in the Department of Urbanism from the Barcelona School of Architecture DUOT-ETSAB-UPC and the coordinator of the MBLandArch Master in Landscape Architecture ETSAB-UPC since 2016. She has been working on Landscape Architecture and Public space since 2005, collaborating with landscape architects as Manuel Ruisánchez, Anna Zahonero, Martí Franch. among others. From 2007 to 2012 she works for the River Llobregat Team in the Association of Municipalities of the Metropolitan Area of Barcelona http://www.amb.cat , as a landscape architect  developing projects and research in the Llobregat River and its metropolitan Area. She works as a freelance on Landscape architecture at the same time that develops her PhD thesis project about MORPHOLOGIES OF CHANGE, the representation of processes in Landscape architecture. Since 2005 she is founder and member of the redaction team of Paisea Landscape Magazine.

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BAC Spring 2017 design studio lecture series_ALEXANDAR IVANCIC

BAC Spring 2017 lecture series

ALEXANDAR IVANCIC

Energy as a Design Driver in  Urban Design

Thursday, January 26th at 12:45

BAC, Bruc 59, local

Open to the Public

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Aleksandar (Alex) Ivancic

Alex is a mechanical engineer and holds a PhD in Thermal Science. His main professional interest is positioned within energy systems and its environmental impacts, with a particular focus on buildings and urban scale. He is equally committed to teaching, researching, and practicing.

He is currently Senior Consultant at Aiguasol Engineering (Barcelona, Spain). He also serves as a member of the International Keio Institute for Architecture and Urbanism at Keio University (Tokyo). Alex is elected member of the Scientific Society of Serbia. He is member of the editorial team of urbanNext.net

Alex has published more than sixty papers relating to energy systems, urban infrastructures, renewable energies, energy planning and computational fluid dynamics. He also published the book titled EnergyScapes (2010 Gustavo Gili).

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Spring 2017 welcome week

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We have welcomed students from Texas A&M, Clemson and Roger Williams Universities for another wonderful semester in Barcelona.

Many thanks again to Elton Abbott and Kate Schwennsen for coming to Barcelona to start with us this Spring 2017!

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Fall 2016 Seminar Visit _Walden 7 and Ricardo Bofill RBTA

As a part of our Fall 2016 Seminar visits series to a local architecture offices, our students had opportunity to visit Walden 7 housing complex from 1975, one of the earliest ambitious projects by Ricardo Bofill and later visited architects office located in reconverted abandoned cement factory from the late 19th century.

Many thanks to Alex from Storytelling from Walden7 for walking us around the Walden’s “streets” and Maria and Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura for opening us the door of their beautiful office and showing us more about their architecture!

..see some photos from the visit

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fall 2016 Design Studio 3rd quarter presentations.

During our last presentations before the finals, we were honored to have with us Clemson University Professor and Chair Emeritus Jose Caban, one of the founders of the Clemson University program in Barcelona.
Thank you for the visit and we’re looking forward to many other future ones!

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