Spring 2015 students reporters_weeks 6 and 7

BCN NEWS:

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The Collage Revolution

Location: Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA)

Dates: from 21 February to 12 April 2015

Hours: Saturdays at 12:00 pm and 5:30 pm / Sundays at 12:00 pm

Admission: €3

The Collage Revolution gives families the opportunity to discover the infinite possibilities of expression and creativity through the exploration of collages. This is a series of weekend workshops held at the museum and will have its venue in the first floor galleries.

Reporting:

Stefani Johnson, Texas A&M University Undergraduate Arch. student

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Design for Life

Location: Museu del Disseny de Barcelona

Dates: February 18th – May 17th, 2015

Admission: €3 (reduced)

This exhibit’s purpose is to examine and analyze how design affects our everyday lives. It particularly aims to highlight design that is innovative, practical, and is capable of solving vital life problems.

Reporting:

Stefani Johnson, Texas A&M University Undergraduate Arch. student

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EUROPE NEWS:

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Logical Emotion: Contemporary Art from Japan

Location: Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow (MOCAK)

Dates: February 2nd – April 26th, 2015

Admission: 10 pln, reduced 5pln, Tuesdays free

The beauty in traditional & contemporary Japanese art can be understood as a tension between logic and emotion. This exhibit contains the work of thirteen Japanese artists, architects and graphic designers. The media of the work included ranges from drawing, painting, and photography to sculpture, ceramics, and videos.

Reporting:

Stefani Johnson, Texas A&M University Undergraduate Arch. student

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BAC SEMINARS NEWS:

Spanish language and culture

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Clemson university Spanish course took this week lesson to Sant Josep La Boqueria Market to interact in Spanish.

The class was assigned to explore different sites within la Boqueria and answer the questions about the items sold.

In addition we were asked to interview the fellow shopper in Spanish about their experiences at la Boqueria.

Reporting:

Lisa Pabon, Clemson University Undergraduate Arch. student

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During  Spanish class in studio students are instructed to use what they have learned and get to know each other and have conversation about their daily routines.

Reporting:

William Hunter , Clemson University Undergraduate Arch. student

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Field Studies in Architecture and Related Arts

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Clemson University students are taken around the 22@ area with Prof.Ivan Blasi, which happens to be in the same area as the studio project that is currently underway in studio.

Reporting:

William Hunter , Clemson University Undergraduate LandArch. student

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Design Philosophy 

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Texas A&M Design Phil. BLOCK #2 City and Cinema with Celia Marin

In this seminar block, we watched scenes and clips from several famous movies that were filmed in Barcelona, Madrid, Paris, Rome, London and Berlin. We learned about the cultural context, history, the plots and settings for each film and how the cities are portrayed in them.

Reporting:

Stefani Johnson, Texas A&M University Undergraduate Arch. student

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Texas A&M Design Phil. BLOCK #2 City and Cinema with Celia Marin

Paris
This week I have chosen to create a collage of Paris, one of the two choices we were given as the homework. I chose to create a collage of paris that would show my impression of the city. I have never witnessed the city first hand, and decided to show the many images of Paris that I imagine as a result of media portrayals that I have seen throughout my lifetime.

Reporting:

Cody Clancy, Texas A&M University Undergraduate Arch. student

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Texas A&M Design Comm. BLOCK #2  with Pia Wortham

In this seminar block , we learned about structures and their application throughout history. We discussed the construction process and materiality of old and new buildings. We considered their potential failures and their successes. It is vital for an architect to be familiar with European architecture and structural technology, for it contains some of the oldest structures on Earth.

Reporting:

Stefani Johnson, Texas A&M University Undergraduate Arch. student

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Texas A&M Design Comm. BLOCK #2  with Pia Wortham

This week in Design Communication seminar we went through projects pertaining to a mass of different architectural principles. I was able to discuss after the class was over, with the professor in ordeer to develop an understanding of possible structural solutions for my studio project. The discussion helped greatly with the decisions I have made in terms of the canopy system I chose for my particular concept.

Reporting:

Cody Clancy, Texas A&M University Undergraduate Arch. student

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BAC STUDIO NEWS:

week 7

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Scenario 1 this past weekend spent compiling the project portfolio boo to present the first phase of the design process of la Escocesa. Unfamiliar with the program originally, it was excellent learning experience

On Thursday studio session, our group spent great deal of time throwing ideas off one another on how to design individual programs to benefit the site as a whole.There was lot of debating and collaboration on what would be the most effective strategy.

Reporting:

Lisa Pabon, Clemson University Undergraduate Arch. student

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The past few week, both groups have been working on drawings, sketches, site analysis, proposals manifested in digital and analog models, and common master plans at several different scales (i.e. 1:500, 1:2500 and 1:1000). As we prepare to leave this Friday for the Netherlands, we are further developing and formalizing our proposals for our second big review this Thursday by adding dimensions and finalizing our individual thesis/strategies.

Reporting:

Stefani Johnson, Texas A&M University Undergraduate Arch. student

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week 8

This week students are working  on the 1:500 scale model in order to give themselves as well as the studio professors a good perspective on what the site context is, and how the building proposals and designs will work with existing structures around the site.

Reporting:

William Hunter , Clemson University Undergraduate LandArch. student

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Scenario 1 “Large group model”
This week in studio my group, scenario 1, collaborated to complete a context site model at one to five hundred scale. The model is approximately 2 meters by 1 meter. The team all worked together well in order to get it done amidst a large amount of work that was to be completed by the individual teams.

Ca L’Alier Canopy
My group worked in order to develop an stronger overall concept for our proposal and methods of diagramming and presenting the information clearly. Our proposal concept intends to expand the amount of public space of the area through a process of creating a two layer plaza, with an exterior 2nd story as well as ground level parkscape. The plaza will have a large, operable canopy structure that will span the length of the north building of Ca L’lalier. Circulation and flexibility of use within the space is a primary design criteria for our concept.

Reporting:

Cody Clancy, Texas A&M University Undergraduate Arch. student

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