lecture series_Agata Buscemi, Landscape Architect and Editor, Wednesday, November 28, at 4:30pm

Dear Clemson University and Texas A&M University Students,

We remind you of the final lecture of the fall2012 series “New roles of architecture profession in Barcelona”, with Agata Buscemi, Landscape Architect and Editor,

Tomorrow, Wednesday, November 28th at the BAC

This lecture will be open to everyone, whether you are signed up or not (although whoever has not attended 3 sessions must attend to this last one)

The session will start at 4:30 pm with Miguel Roldán’s introduction to Agata Buscemi’s lecture.

We look forward to seeing you there tomorrow.

Thanksgiving dinner party tonight

Dear all Clemson and Texas A&M students,
We know that most of you are traveling or with your families who came over to visit on Thanksgiving.

For those who are staying alone tonight in Barcelona, we’re organizing to go all together in George Payne Irish pub where there will be Thanksgiving menu (turkey, ham, potatoes, cranberry sauce etc..) with Karaoke Party tonight at 9:30pm.

To be able to reserve a big table for all on time, if interested please contact Zana or Jennifer ASAP..

lecture series_visit to the CARLOS FERRATER, Architect’s office, Wednesday, November 21, at 4:00pm

Dear Students,

For those of you attending, the visit to Carlos Ferrater’s office will be this Wednesday, November 21st at 4:00pm. We will meet outside of the office to go in together, so you must be on time!

Remember to do some research beforehand so that you are prepared to participate in the visit.

for more information about Carlos Ferrater Architecture visit his OAB office web page

Here is a map showing where the office is. You can take the green metro line to Diagonal and walk from there if you like.

OAB – Ferrater & Asociados  |  Balmes 145 Bajos  |  http://goo.gl/maps/aDRvm |

“Art Nouveau: the first modern art nouveau style” Lecture by Paul Greenhalgh at la Pedrera, Monday, November 19 at 7:00pm

Dear students, here is another recommendation for tonight so you can choose depending on your interests.

“Art Nouveau: the first modern art nouveau style”

Lecture by Paul Greenhalgh, Professor of Art Nouveau at the University of East Anglia and Director of the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Art at la Pedrera

Paul Greenhalgh is a well-known expert in the field of Art Nouveau and contemporary art and curator of the “Art Nouveau” exhibition at the Victoria & Albert Museum in 1999, which later toured to New York and Tokyo.

The lecture is the event organized to present the “1st Interantional coup Defouet Congress”, which will take place in Barcelona from June 26 to 29, 2013 to mark the 10th anniversary of coupDefouet, the magazine of the European Art Nouveau Route.

The lecture will take place today, Monday, November 19 at 7:00pm

CatalunyaCaixa Obra Social – Casa Milà – La Pedrera

Address: C Provença, 261

The entrance is free but with limited places, so go earlier to get your place.

The lecture will be in English with simultaneous translation in Catalan

info from the official Fundació Catalunya Caixa la Pedrera web page

lecture series_ETHEL BARAONA + CESAR REYES, founders of dpr-barcelona, November 14

Dear students,

For this rainy Sunday afternoon’s reading and exploring, here is just the small selection of the books, publications and projects that we have learned about during your past week’s wonderful lecture with Ethel Baraona and Cesar Reyes, founders of dpr-barcelona.

  • Watercube, detailed study of the project Watercube by CCDI, PTW Architects, and ARUP
  • Concrete Mushrooms. Reusing Albania’s 750,000 Abandoned Bunkers.
    project by 2 Albanian students Gyler Mydyti and Elian Stefa
  • Istanbul Design Biennial from 13 October – 12 December 2012 with Ethel as one of the main curators where maybe you can still organize your trip to visit.
  • articles by Ethel Baraona for Domus
  • articles by Ethel Baraona for Archdaily
  • article in Domus ” The power of Two” about new generation of the main world’s digital publishers teams and about their working environment.

We invite you all to follow their webpage, Blog, Twittter, Tumblr …. because we expect to read from from them much more great stories and projects in the future..

check out some pictures from the lecture at the BAC and enjoy your readings!

UDES0003 International Urban Design Studio of the UNSW Faculty of the Built Environment at the BAC

BAC is hosting this November 2012, UDES0003 International Urban Design Studio, which is core of the UNSW Faculty of the Built Environment,  Master of Urban Development & Design (MUDD), from Sydney Australia.

This studio focuses on major urban projects in international cities and he UDES0003 Barcelona project, undertaken in association with Barcelona Architectural Center will explore urban regeneration of the post-industrial waterfront of Barcelona, in accordance with the MUDD 18 theme, Beyond the Industrial Past.

UNSW Barcelona Studio is led by Professor James Weirick, FBE and MUDD Program Director and Professor Michael Neuman, Professor in Sustainable Urbanism of the FBE.

Past Monday 12, on their first studio day we had a pleasure to assist the lecture by Maria Buhigas,  Architect and Head of Strategic Urban Studies of Barcelona Regional, Municipal Urban Development Agency,about the site area and preliminary studies done for the area.

Welcome all and have a great studio this next few weeks!

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lecture series_DANIEL MÒDOL, Architect and Urban designer

Dear Students,

We hope that you have enjoyed the wonderful and inspirational yesterday’s lecture with Ethel Baraona and Cesar Reyes. Later during the day we’ll post you some photos and links to the books, articles and projects that Ethel and Cesar mentioned yesterday where you can read more and maybe give them your feedback of your thoughts about it.

We remind you of tomorrows lecture with DANIEL MÒDOL, Architect and Urban designer, starting with the introduction of Miguel Roldan at 9:45 at the BAC.

To see more about architect’s work before the lecture and to prepare little bit for debate visit his web page http://www.dmdeau.com/

As we agreed yesterday with Miguel Roldán, you will be who SET UP THE ENTIRE SCENE for the lecture and debate table.

See you all tomorrow,

FRIDAY, November 16 at 9:45 at the BAC with DANIEL MÒDOL