Monthly Archives: September 2013

Zeppelin nº116, Education chapter: Japanese students at Barcelona Architecture Center

We have just received a copy of July-August issue nº116 of Zeppelin, Romanian Architecture magazine, with an article published by Justin Baroncea and with photos by Jean Craiu, BAC Japan Professors, about Japanese students projects realized during the Spring 2013 course held past March at the Barcelona Architecture Center.

Here you can download PDF with the article and the front page of this Zeppelin issue.

Thanks Justin, Jean and Zeppelin for the publication and congrats again to all our students for wonderful work done!

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Field studies trip to Madrid and Toledo with Prof. Ivan Blasi

Check out some photos from the field studies trip to Madrid and Toledo with Profesor Ivan Blasi past weekend.

Students during their trip got chance to visit:

Architecture office (tbd)/ Madrid Rio project /COAM/ old Madrid / Madrid Rastro / Telefónica buiding / El Prado / Reina Sofía Museum / Old Banco de España / El Retiro Park / El Capricho Park / Matadero Cultural Center / Toledo old quarter and escalators,  among others.

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Texas A&M University and Clemson/PennState University first month in Barcelona

Dear all,

Here are just flash photos of some field trips and visits that our students from Texas A&M University and Clemson University students from Penn State University have been doing this first month in Barcelona.

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mARQet, Architecture festival by AJAC

This week during OCTOBER 1,2,3 visit mARQet, Architecture festival organized by AJAC, Young Architects of Catalonia Association.

On the mezzanine of the COAC Headquarters 18 groups of local architects will be presenting their work followed by conferences, Metropolis by Fritz Lang film projection, Street actions on accessibility in the Placa de la Catedral, Flash move in Passeig del Born, Landscape itinerary signed by balloons, and the music itinerary in the city center, during the three days of this week..

Here you can find complete schedule during October 1,2,3

Do not miss it!


from the official AJAC web page

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New Art Network in Barcelona

New Art Galleries, Museums, Centers and Foundations Network in Barcelona “CIRCUIT D’ART CONTEMPORANI”.
Created to bring art closer to the streets and public.
Check out here the participating centers and schedule of art exhibitions in Barcelona and we’ll keep you posted about the future app and all the info in process.


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festival of graffiti closed today for public

We have just seen the news that center Escocesa with festival of graffiti  will be closed for public today.. sorry.. you can see all the works done during the festival on this link…/sets/72157635572642694/

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Grafiti art festival at La Escocesa creation center

Recommendation for tonight or tomorrow

Check out  the 2nd Festival of Murals at La Escocesa Creation Center, Barcelona held from 25 to 29 September 2013 with grafiti artists from all around the world.. Exhibition of art pieces created during the festival and music sessions..

opened till tomorrow Sunday till 8:00 pm and entrance is free

La Escocesa is an area of ​​residences and artistic work focused on contemporary visual arts. It currently consists of a group of 30 visual artists from different disciplines and nationalities, with a long history of regular work in the factory, high projection on the professional circuit.

La Escocesa
C/ Pere IV 345, 08020 Barcelona
Metro: Linea 4 Selva de Mar, Linea 2 Bac de Roda
Bus: b20 , b25, N11

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some tips for this weekend in Barcelona

Dear students,

We hope that you’re enjoying your classes and your free time in Barcelona.

Here are some tips that you can do or visit this weekend.

1. FADfest 2013, The best design of the year exhibition at Disseny Hub Barcelona  opened till October 31st.

Address: Pl. de les Glòries Catalanes, 37-38

Opening hours: Tuesday – Sunday, from 10sm to 8pm. Monday is closed
Access to the exhibition is for free.

There is also guided tour of this new design museum building organized for tomorrow Sunday. You can find all the information here.

2. Right in the front of this design museum, you can visit officially opened few days ago, New Encants Market, by B720 Architects

Today Saturday there is Festa Popular organized and its opened till 8:00 p.m


3. If you feel like getting some fresh air, go for a walk to the Montjuic and check out the Guided tours of Castell of Montjuic 

Organized for free today and tomorrow, as part of the European Heritage Days program.


4.  Ai Weiwei, Never Sorry at the Filmoteca de Catalunya

Documentary about the famous Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei who in recent years,  has captured international attention as much for his ambitious work as his political provocations against the regime in their country.

Tonight, Saturday at 10pm at the Filmoteca , Plaça Salvador Seguí, 1

Film is in English and Mandarin with subtitles in Spanish

Tickets are 4€

Today is the last day to visit his exhibition PURE VIEWS at Arts Santa Monica Art Center

opening hours 11:00 am- 2:00 pm,  4:00pm – 8:00pm

the entrance is free!



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Have a safe travels Friday and wonderful Field Studies trip to Madrid and Toledo!

To our Clemson University/Penn State University, Texas A&M University students and Professor Ivan Blasi,
We wish safe travels tomorrow at your Field Studies trip to Madrid and Toledo.
Enjoy, keep us posted and send us your postcards!

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BAM (Barcelona Acció Musical) free music festival

As a part of Merce celebrations BAM (Barcelona Acció Musical ) music festival will be taking place in different locations during days 20, 21, 22, 23 of September.

All concerts of the festival are for free.

Here you can find detailed program of all participating artists by day and location


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