Our Spring 2013 BAC JAPAN students in their second study travel have visited the built work of RCR Arquitectes in Olot – Palamos, a city in Catalunya outside of the Barcelona area.
Some of the projects visited were the BELL LLOC WINERY, LES COLS RESTAURANT AND PAVILION, BATH PAVILION, RCR Workshop, TUSSOLS-BASIN TRACK AND FIELD STADIUM and PEDRA TOSCA PARK. The students learned firsthand from the architects about their firm’s attention to detail, landscape and site value, as well as their subtle natural lighting incorporation.
This past semester SPRING13 two parallel design studios where developing the same project area on the Texas A&M campus.
First one in Texas A&M University, Texas, USA led by MIGUEL ROLDAN, MARCEL ERMINY, J. CRAIG BABE and MICHAEL O’BRIEN and the other at the ETSAB Barcelona, Spain led by JAIME COLL, ANTONIO SANMARTIN and ELENA ROJAS.
TEXAS A&M Master of Architecture ARCH 606 was developing the research and architectural interventions on the PHYSICAL CONTEXT designing high-density buildings to accommodate Texas A&M’s expected growth through a process of concentration instead of a process of dispersion and Barcelona’s PROJECTOS IX-X projects were the results of the following the investigation lines of the research centers and working on ONTOLOGICAL CONTEXT of Texas A&M campus.
Soon, we’ll share with you project’s publication and video from the presentations, but till then check out some pictures from the both design studio final presentations.