Category Archives: FALL 2012

fall 2012 Clemson University and Texas A&M University Students Design Studio Final Presentations

Check out photoalbum of our fall 2012 Clemson University and Texas A&M University Students Design Studio Final Presentations past December 4-5 at the BAC.

Congratulations to all our students for great work and thanks again to our critics:

Toni Montes and Jordi Mansilla, Studio Professors/ Miguel Roldan, BAC Director / Anna Ramos, Construction Professor/ Ivan Blasi, Field Studies Professor/ Robert Hogan, Associate Chair and Undergraduate Director from Clemson University/  Marcel Erminy, Senior Lecturer , Associate Department Head for Professional Programs from Texas A&M University / Michael O’Brian, Professor of the Architecture Department from Texas A&M University

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from the lecture by Miguel Roldán, November 16 at the BAC

Lecture given by Miguel Roldán to Texas A&M University and Clemson University students this past fall 2012 , November 16 at the BAC brought us closer to the main projects of the last years of Roldán + Berengue, arqts.

Miguel introduced his lecture by showing the book “Landscape Ecology Principles in Landscape Architecture and Land-Use Planning” by Richard T.T. Forman.

Using this example Miguel wanted to relate the ecosystems and the intermediate spaces in the Forman’s explanation of the landscape and land use planning to the Roldán+ Berengue, arqts projects. This intermediate spaces where the public spaces intersects with the private is one of the main highlights of R+B,arqts. architecture.

Keywords such as COLLECTIVE / PUBLIC / PRIVATE domains and transversality that is producing between them. In the same time in each of his projects there is the transversality of different SCALES, from industrial design of the objects, passing through interior and building design to the urban, landscape and territorial planning.

We got chance to see in detail 3 projects of 3 different scales and situated in different urban tissues and contexts.

Trinitaris Church rehabilitation and interior design of the church to the polyvalent hall in Vic. Trinitaris church is situated in the ancient city tissue where this intermediate space of the public in the private is the interior square and the inside of the church or today polyvalent hall acts as the public plaza with the cultural events of the city of Vic.

College of Economist Headquarters, project in construction situated in Barcelona city context of the Plaça de Gal.la Placidia.  In this case the public space happens in vertical sense as a part of its façade foyers where Placa Gal.la Placidia folds up and enters to the building and giving sense public balconies in the building interior.

The last project Miguel showed to students was

Social Housing Tower in Plaza Europa in the new urban center on the borders of Barcelona. This city tissue we call campus urban plan with the high rise towers and open space. Public social housing building placed in the urban tissue with no Barcelona city tissue streets and this project introduces the interior street in the main entrance hall with generous height giving the sense of community space and of not being just in the low cost housing building.

The lecture have produced very interesting debate with our students and we hope gave them some ideas to apply to their Design studio projects.

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Stay with us this week..

Stay with us this week..
coming up photos and posts of more great moments of the Clemson University and Texas A&M University fall 2012 in Barcelona:
/lecture by Agata Buscemi/
/lecture by Miguel Roldan/
/Clemson’s field trip to Vic/
/Clemson an Texas Students interviewed about their trip to Netherlands/
/Design studio Presentations and the after party photos/
and a lot more…

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Enjoy your last days in Europe and have a safe trip home!

Dear Clemson University and Texas A&M University,

While you are enjoying your independent travels all over the Europe or some of you have just arrived home, we are remembering some of great moments spent with you this past semester..

During this next few days we will share with you photos and posts from few of your last visits, lectures and the final presentation days that we haven’t posted here yet,  so you don’t forget us that quickly and about all your experiences here in Barcelona during this fall 2012.

We want to share them also to welcome all the future students and mostly our Spring 2013 to see some moments of this past semester and to prepare to have another wonderful off-campus experience here in Barcelona.

Enjoy your last days in Europe and have a safe trip back home!

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from the visit to the CARLOS FERRATER, OAB office, November 21

As a part of the fall 2012 lecture series, November 21, we have visited well known Barcelona’s architect Carlos Ferrater, OAB headquarters. It was great honor to have first hand tour of the office and some of the main projects explanation at the gallery by all three OAB’s Architects Associates Lucia Ferrater, Borja Ferrater and Xavier Martí.

We have learned about design process of few examples of OAB’s architecture. That every project no matter the size has the complexity and large study behind and how is important for them to collaborate during the first project ideas with structure engineers that help bring their first ideas to the realization.

At the end of the tour and the lecture at the OAB’s gallery, we’ve e got very nice surprise by visit of the Carlos Ferrater who came straight from the airport just to say hello to our students.

big thanks to Carlos, Lucia, Borja and Xavier for letting us touch and feel little bit of their Architecture.

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PROMISE THAT YOU ARE COMING BACK TO BARCELONA!

Dear Clemson University and Texas A&M University Students,

Even though there is still the second day of your final presentations tomorrow, we are all very sad that this semester passed so quickly again and it’s getting to the closure.

Thank you all for letting us to get to know you during this intensive fall 2012 semester, and we hope that everyone from this picture has shared something special with you that you’re going to remember and to take home with you.

Please promise us all

THAT YOU ARE COMING BACK TO BARCELONA!

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fall 2012_Clemson University and Texas A&M University_design studio Final Presentations, Dec 4-5

Dear Students,

It has arrived the last weekend of your journey with us in Barcelona. We wish you great weekend with lots of hard work and to finish all your projects presentations perfectly.

Your critics on Monday and Tuesday will be

Toni Montes and Jordi Mansilla, Studio Professors/ Miguel Roldan, BAC Director /

Anna Ramos, Construction Professor/ Ivan Blasi, Field Studies Professor/

and it’s pleasure to also have with us:

Robert Hogan, Associate Chair and Undergraduate Director from Clemson University

Marcel Erminy, Senior Lecturer , Associate Department Head for Professional Programs from Texas A&M University

Michael O’Brian, Professor of the Architecture Department from Texas A&M University

GOOD LUCK ALL and  see you on Monday and Tuesday starting at 9:30H at the BAC!

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