BAC Spring 2018 Design studio lecture series_Daniel Calatayud

Spring 2018 Lecture Series:

Daniel Calatayud

“Experiments in Energy Efficiency”

Thursday March 15 at 12:30  

BAC, Bruc 59, local

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Daniel Calatayud, is a senior architect with research aptitude by the Department of Urban Planning and Territorial Planning of the ETSAV. His PHD thesis (in process) is about “ecological footprint of urban models”. He is professor of the Department of Urban Planning and Territorial Planning of the ETSAV of the UPC. He is also a professor of the official Master of the UPC of Sustainability. Throughout his career he has several publications about the impact of the architect profession in the environment and in the city. He has won the Environment Award by Generalitat de Catalunya, Initiatives for protection and improvement of the environment, in the sustainability in the constructions section.

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BAC Spring 2018 Design studio lecture series_LACOL, Carles Baiges

Spring 2018 Lecture Series:

Lacol, Carles Baiges

“Building together”

Thursday February 22 at 12:30  

BAC, Bruc 59, local

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Carles Baiges Camprubí (Barcelona, 1985) is an architect (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya) and urban sociologist (Universiteit van Amsterdam). He’s a partner of Lacol and activist at the housing cooperative La Borda. He mainly works on citizen participation, public space and housing rights.

Lacol is a cooperative of architects who work in the neighborhood of Sants, in Barcelona. They work from architecture toward social transformation, using architecture as a tool to intervene critically in their immediate environment. They root their activity in a horizontal system of labor, acting alongside society with justice and solidarity in mind.

 

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BAC Spring 2018 Design studio lecture series_Josep Ferrando

Spring 2018 Lecture Series:

Josep Ferrando

“rhythms and patterns”

Thursday February 15 at 12:45

BAC, Bruc 59, local

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Josep Ferrando, Architect who combines design and construction with his teaching activities.
He has taught classes in several universities since 1998. Some of these include the Escola Tècnica Superior d’Arquitectura de Barcelona (ETSAB), La Salle Engineering and Architecture School, the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), Universidad Torcuato di Tella in Buenos Aires (UTDT), Istituto Europeo di Design Barcelona and Rio de Janeiro, and the Eina School of Art and Design.
He has also been a guest professor at Hochschule für Technik Zürich (HSZT) in Switzerland, Escola da Cidade in Sao Paulo, Universidade Positivo (UNICENP) in Curitiba, and Universidade Federal do Paraná (UFPR), Brazil.

He has given talks at various universities, including Harvard Graduate School of Design, Cornell University, Universidad de Palermo in Buenos Aires, the University of Illinois at Chicago, and at the International Union of Architects (IUA) conference in Tokyo.
His work has been exhibited in several countries including the United States, Switzerland, Sweden, Norway, and Portugal. And solo exhibitions in prestigious Architecture Galleries like Aedes Berlin, events like the Biennale di Architettura di Venezia and museums like MAM Museum of Modern Art of Rio de Janeiro and MAC Contemporary Art Museum of Santiago de Chile.

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BAC Spring 2018 Design studio lecture series_Robert Brufau

Spring 2018 Lecture Series:

ROBERT BRUFAU

“The structure of Santa Caterina Market: architecture of the complexity”

Thursday February 08 at 12:45

BAC, Bruc 59, local

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BAC Fall 2017

Another great semester has come to an end. We would like to thank our students from Clemson University, Roger Williams University, Texas A&M University, and studio professors Miguel Roldan, and Miquel Rodriguez for a great semester.

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Design Studio Final Presentations

Final Presentations were held on the 13th-14th of December 2017. Special thanks to our invited jury, from our collateral universities, and to our BAC faculty for preparing our students.

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Design Studio Final Projects

Barcelona´s old city center is being molded and influenced by different urban, cultural, social and economic forces while still remaining an economical place to live. Past, present and future dynamics are also complexly layered on the area and at the fringes of this dense tissue. The “Rondes”, areas around the old city center, are generous avenues placed where the city walls use to seat.

The project site was located in Ronda Sant Antoni, 66 / Carrer de Valldonzella. The triangular plot is found along these hybrid streets generated between the grid of the Eixample and the dense and irregular configuration of ¨Ciutat Vella¨. The buildings and structures placed on these edges offer the opportunity to re-imagine an urban gateway that serves and celebrates the dynamics of their setting. The students were challenged to design and program a hybrid structure for its multifarious potential users.

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Learning from the City

Throughout the semester students learned about being a practicing architect in the city through everything from visiting prominent projects in the city guided by their architects to touring the production facilities of local manufactures. Below are some highlights of their experiences.

Sant Antoni Market

BAC Fall 2017 visited San Antoni Market On October 7, 2017.

The Mercat de Sant Antoni was designed by Antoni Rovira i Trias in 1882. The historic Market was the first to be designed outside of Barcelona´s city walls. The project has been under rehabilitation since 2007  by RavetllatRibas Arquitectes and is set to be open in 2018.

Leading Architect Pere Joan Ravetllat guided students through the construction site. Pere explained the design challenges and opportunities this restoration project presented to his firm, and how they have navigated the project over the past 10 years.

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Walden 7

Walden 7 was completed in 1975 and was designed by world-renowned Spanish architect Ricardo Bofill. The design embodies the architect´s earliest ideas on how to address housing problems of modern city life.

Walden Resident, Alexandra Olivella, guided students through the complex that she has called home for over 10 years.  Students gained an inside perspective on the activity and livelihood of the building through the point of view of one of its inhabitants.

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Cristalleries Planell Civic Center

Students visited the Civiv cebter on October 21, 2017.

The former Planell glass factory was originally built in 1913. Its restoration and refurbishment were completed in 2016 by Barcelona based H ARQUITECTES in 2016.

The students were guided by Architect Josep Ricart. Josep explained the challenges of the site defined by the heritage-listed frontage of the former Planell glass factory, and the unique sun chimnies designed to avoid heat gain and improve air circulation.

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Fall 2017 Studio Lecture Series

This semester, students got to hear from a range of Barcelona based practitioners, working in the discipline of architecture, specializing in a range of different sectors.

We would like to thank them for taking the time to present their work and engage with our students!

Excursions

BAC in Madrid

From the 15th-19th of September students got a taste of two different Spanish urban fabrics through their field studies trip to Madrid and Toledo guided by our professors Ivan Blasi and Zana Bosnic.

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BAC in the Netherlands

From November 13th-17th students went on their second field studies trip to the Netherlands guided by our professors Ivan Blasi and Anna Sala.

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BAC Thanksgiving

On November 23rd the students and faculty celebrated Thanksgiving by breaking bread and sharing their favorite dishes. A tradition held ever Fall here at the BAC with our students.

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December 15, 2017 · 10:00 am

7th edition BAC JAPAN 2018

Intensive course in Barcelona for Architecture students from Japan.

BARCELONA, SPAIN, SPRING 2018

MARCH 8th 2018 – MARCH29st 2018

 

For more information: https://bacjapan.wixsite.com/2018

contact: bacjapan@kobfuji.com

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Spring 2017 Design Studio Final Presentations

Some moments from Spring 2017 Design Studio Final Presentations.. Many thanks to all our jury, our professors and especially to our guest professors coming from Texas A&M, Clemson and Roger Williams University. BIG Thank you and Congrats to all our students for your hard work and wonderful semester. WELCOME again to our BAC “family”.. See you all next time!

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