Spring 2015_Conference: “MIES ARCH TALKS”, Cino Zucchi at ETSAB

Next lecture within the framework of “MIES ARCH TALKS”.
Cino Zucchi, Principle of Cino Zucchi Architetti and Chair of the Jury of the EU Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award 2015.
“A city is (not) a tree”
Monday, February 2 at 19:30h,
at ETSAB, Barcelona School of Architecture, Barcelona

Save the date and don’t miss!


photo from http://miesbcn.com/

Peter Wilson, Bolles+Wilson lecture at the COAC

Our Spring15 students with Mr Peter Wilson, Bolles + Wilson after his wonderful lecture last night at the COAC.

Peter Willson, jury member of EU Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe, delivered a lecture about Urban Renovation in Europe within the framework of “MIES ARCH TALKS”.

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Ai Weiwei Art Exhibit – La Virreina Centre de la Imatge

The exhibit presents the scope of Ai Weiwei’s artistic career, from his beginnings in 1980s New York to his present day status as the best known and most influential Chinese artist. Ai Weiwei makes use of a number of artistic practices, including photography and documentary film, sculpture, design and architecture.


Meaghan Gilliam, Texas A&M University Undergraduate Arch. student



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On 29 July 2015 it will be exactly 125 years since Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890) died to honor the artist, The Van Gogh Year 2015 Programme is being celebrated in 4 countries in Europe consisting of exhibitions and cultural events.  Different work will be featured in each of the 4 museums.

January 24-May 17 _Museum of Fine Arts, Mons, Belgium _“ Van Gogh in the Borinage, the birth of an artist

January 24-April 26 _Noordbrabants Museum, Verwersstraat , NL_ “Design from the Country of The Potato Eaters

February 21-May 17 _Noordbrabants Museum, Verwersstraat , NL_ Hockney, Picasso, Tinguely and other highlights from the Kunstsammlung Würth

April 25-September 27 _Kroller-Muller Museum, Otterlo, NL_ Van Gogh & Co


Allie Williams, Clemson University Graduate Arch. student




Roman  City of Barcino

In theory class we covered the Roman city of Barcino and what is still visible today of the old Roman city which includes the two aqueducts, necropolis, city walls, four doors, gate towers and the three columns of the Temple of Augustus. Barcino was a wealthy city linked to the trading of wine, ham, olive oil and oysters due to its close proximity to the port.


Meaghan Gilliam, Texas A&M University Undergraduate Arch. student



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Tour of Castell Montjuic / Barcelona Pavillion

The tour of Castell Montjuic and its strategic position over the geography of Barcelona was evident as we toured the grounds and viewed the expansive landscape of Barcelona nestled between mountains and the sea. We visited many sites this day, but the most memorable was Mies Van der Rohe’s Barcelona Pavillion, whose revolutionary ideas inspired sleek, innovative designs of the modern movement.


Meaghan Gilliam, Texas A&M University Undergraduate Arch. student


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Site Visit to La Escocesa Art Factory and existing protected industrial heritage site. As a recap we learned the history of the site as well as the current use by artists. The visit was significant for understanding the history and culture for our intervention to the site and really experiencing the feelings and emotions that the site gives us.


Allie Williams, Clemson University Graduate Arch. student

Spring 2015 students reporters

To broaden their experience out of the classroom, spring 2015 students are divided throughout semester to report important Architecture / Design / Arts / Cultural activities news and suggestions for everyone else.

Each week one Clemson University and one Texas A&M University students reports:

2 news from BCN
2 news from EUROPE
2 news from BAC Seminars
2 news  from BAC Studio

We’ll be posting on our blog selection of the news each week.

Spring 2015_Conference: Tribuna COAC Peter Wilson, Bolles + Wilson

Not to be missed next week!
Conference by architect Peter Wilson (Bolles + Wilson) to discuss urban renovation in Europe as a part of Tribuna COAC series.
Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 7.30 pm
at COAC Auditorium, Plaça Nova 5
To confirm your attendance follow this link:

 Imatge:  © Bolles + Wilson

Imatge: © Bolles + Wilson

Spring 2015_Expositions: “Chillida. Between the shapes”

Do not miss!

Temporary exhibition revealing the least known side of the Basque artist Eduardo Chillida to the public.
“Chillida. Between the shapes”,
at Roca Barcelona Gallery, January 21 – May 2
Mon – Sat from 10:00am-8:00pm
Entrance is free
Exhibition opening today, Wednesday 21st at 7:00 p.m. with previous registration on this link: http://bit.ly/1G0Xd13


Spring 2015 Design Studio site visit – La Escocesa

Spring 2015 Design Studio Barcelona –City in Trasformation.
Our Barcelona Tigers and Aggies at the site visit and welcomed by artists in residence of La Escocesa Creation Factory.

Our spring 2015 students were divided in two working groups redesigning La Escocesa factory complex in two project directions titled: