Fall 2015_Student Reporters_WEEK 5-6 (Madrid Trip)

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Jenny B. Osuldsen conference, founder of Snøhetta group

Location: Hall of COAC
Dates: Tuesday, September 29 , 2015
Hours: 18:30
Admission cost: Free

The subject of the conference is to prepare for the upcoming International acts Biennial Landscape for September 2016. The goal of this conference is to cream a meeting point between professionals and students and landscape architecture to discuss a theme and topic of the 9th Biennial.

Web Address: http://www.arquitecturaviva.com/en/Info/News/Details/7566
Reporting: Carmen A Torres, Texas A&M University Graduate M. Arch Student

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Swab Barcelona International Contemporary Art Fair

Location: Italian Pavilion  FIRA BARCELONA
Dates: 01 – 04 October 2015
Hours: Varies
Admission Cost: Varies (http://swab.es/tickets/)

Swab is a Contemporary Art Fair founded by an art collector to improve the appreciation for contemporary art by increasing its accessibility to the general public. The fair allows you to interact with the art and artist alike, making it a unique experience for both the public and the artist.

Web Address: http://en.swab.es/ or www.firabarcelona.com

Reporting: Carmen A Torres, Texas A&M University Graduate M. Arch Student

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EUROPE NEWS:

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COAM celebrates XII week of architecture with Berlin as the invited city. 

Location: Please see program
Dates: 01 to 11 October 2015
Hours: Please see program
Admission Cost: Free unless mentioned otherwise; please see program

The subject of the conference is to prepare for the upcoming International acts Biennial Landscape for September 2016. The goal of this conference is to cream a meeting point between professionals and students and landscape architecture to discuss a theme and topic of the 9th Biennial.

See program: http://www.esmadrid.com/semanaarquitectura/index.php/es/categoria/5/coam-embajada-de-alemania
Web Address: http://www.esmadrid.com/semanaarquitectura/index.php/es/
Reporting: Carmen A Torres, Texas A&M University Graduate M. Arch Student

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Renzo Piano Building Workshop: The Piano Method 

Location: Cité de l’architecture et du patrimoine, Paris, France
Dates: 11.11.2015 – 02.29.2016
Hours: Varies
Admission Cost: Reduced for students 6 euros

Cité de l’architecture & du patrimoine in Paris (FR) is putting forth an exciting exhibition featuring 15 project by the world renowned Italian architect Renzo Piano. This exhibition is meant to showcase the Renzo Piano Building Workshop process from its collaboration to the dimension and impact of each project. Exhibiting the potential of various materials by re-thinking building construction techniques.
Web Address: http://www.archdaily.com/770515/exhibition-renzo-piano-building-workshop-the-piano-method
Reporting: Carmen A Torres, Texas A&M University Graduate M. Arch Student

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BAC SEMINARS NEWS:

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VISIT TO MERCADO DE SANTA CATERINA AND THE ARHITECTURE FIRM WHO DESIGNED IT:  EMBT
Date: September 22 , 2015

BUILDING. PROCESS. ARCHITECTS.
As a studio we were able to explore Mercado de Santa Caterina by EMBT architecture firm. However, the journey did not stop there. We were able to explore the gallery and office space of EMBT; interacting with various members of the architecture firm. The highlight of the visit was when we were able to hear from Miralles Tagliabue herself about a current project the firm is working on and her architectural insight. Truly one of a kind experience as architecture students.

Reporting: Carmen A Torres, Texas A&M University Graduate M. Arch Student

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NORTH EUROPEAN GOTHIC VS SPANISH GOTHIC
Date: September 23 , 2015

In Design Communication with PIA WORTHAM, we learned the main differences between North European Gothic and Spanish Gothic Cathedrals. Most of the world appreciates the tall, ornate and impressive amount of stain glass designs that Northern Europe offers. However, not every historian seems to focus on another part of gothic expressed by Spain. Spain had a different take on Gothic, still expressive in its height, but indifferent about highlighting its buttresses or implementing excessive amounts of stain glass windows.

A great example of this we have close to our new home:  Santa Maria del Mar, Barcelona. This particular basilica may not be covered of stain glass windows, but it is a masterpiece nonetheless. From its massive outdoor impression to its impressive lightness with its height, this site has become a must-see invention. Most symbolic, is that the basilica was mostly built by community volunteers who were not able to make a monetary contribution for the construction, so instead they contributed with their hard work.

Reporting: Carmen A Torres, Texas A&M University Graduate M. Arch Student

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BAC STUDIO NEWS:

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¡HOLA MADRID!

Date: September 25 , 2015

Today was the first day to travel to Madrid. Among the variety of places we were able to explore, one in particular was quite a unique experience: The Medialab-Prado by Langarita & Navarro. As we explore the various spaces that were design for constant interaction to generate ideas. The highlight of the visit, however having a private tour of the FabLab; where all ideas come to life.

Here we were able to interact with the people working to generate their ideas into prototypes to be tested and perfected. We were able to see first-hand the tools and various equipment they utilize; something we as architecture students do not get to see every day.

Reporting: Carmen A Torres, Texas A&M University Graduate M. Arch Student

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LET THE STUDIO PRESENTATIONS BEGIN!
Date: September 26, 2015
Second day exploring Madrid and it would not be a trip without visiting the royal palace, Palacio Real. The beautiful palace is the official home of the Spanish Royal family in the city of Madrid. However, to have a more private lifestyle, the royal family decided to live on the outskirts of Madrid.

From its imposing architectural presence to its rich embellished artistry and detail, the Palacio Real is a must-see. As the tour takes you from space to space, you have the ability to imagine how much power the Spanish monarchy acquired through its conquest. At the same time, one can appreciate the talent and pure art that is exemplified in every inch of every wall. True work of art.

Reporting: Carmen A Torres, Texas A&M University Graduate M. Arch Student

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