The Second Phase Review of the Design Studio took place this past November 19th. Students are preparing for their studio final presentations to take place in a couple of weeks from now. In in this review they aimed to present a draft of what will be explained in the course closure days to a critic jury panel. Students are working in the post-production phase of their studio projects for this Fall 2015 course. Just a couple of weeks to go!
WE HAVE REACHED THE MAXIMUM NUMBER OF INSCRIPTIONS FOR
BAC JAPAN 2016 PROGRAM
INSCRIPTIONS ARE CLOSED!
BIG THANK YOU all for your interest and very soon we will publishing information for the future programs for Japanese students.
Mid-term Design Studio Review took place on October 16th. Students presented and discussed their projects to receive feedback from both BAC professors and their classmates. We had Professor Roger Miralles as special guest, who did critical remarks on the student projects. We have successfully reached the middle of the Fall 2015 course and are excited to see the final production on each of these projects!
This week, our Fall 2015 students had their 1st Phase Design Studio presentations. In the studios lead by Miguel Roldán and Quim Rosell, students are developing individual projects situated in the various buildings of La Escocesa’s post-industrial grounds. With different programs per building, each student has adopted singular design approaches. Sharing their thoughts and process in an open discussion helps them reflect and grow collectively. We are looking forward to the evolution each project will show on the next phase revision!
La Escocesa Factory – Amadeu Santacana, Architect
Design Studio Lecture Series – 09/14/2015
Amadeu Santacana is principal in NUG, architectural practice located in Barcelona. In 2009 NUG won a competition to create a new Fabriques de Creació de Barcelona in the industrial complex of La Escocesa. He explains La Escocesa´s complex and layered history and urban context; concluding in the explanation of NUG’s emphasis in the importance of the actions that take place in the space over the visuals by approaching the project through 5 main strategies: 1. Bringing Bolivia Ave through la Escocesa. 2. Disconnect and free the industrial envelope from its program. 3. Making narrative cuts through the building. 4. Inserting systems that activate but not define the space.
Our Fall 2015 Design Studio will keep on working in the industrial complex of La Escocesa.
Last week, students where received by artists in residence of La Escocesa Creation Factory for a tour of the premises where they documented their first impressions of design studio site.
Urban Mapping – Mar Santamaria Varas, Architect
Design Studio Lecture Series – 09/10/2015
Mar Santamaria Varas and Pablo Martínez Díez are principals in the 300.000 km/s studio. They work in new fields of knowledge, which require innovative technological and digital solutions applied to architecture and the territory. In this lecture she presented mapping tools developed to document the urban city, with a special emphasis in the platform Big Time BCN. Centering her lecture in the Poble Nou area, she presented this instrument which collects the city’s data from the year 200 BC up until this day in an interactive map that provides a wide catalog of the city´s architectural heritage.