Universitat Internacional de Catalunya

Architectural Composition IV

Architectural Composition IV
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8001
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Second semester
OB
Project Planning Module
Composition 4
Main language of instruction: Spanish

Other languages of instruction: English

Teaching staff


            Attention on the subject Architectural composition 4

Attention to students is given at all times when it is required, throughout the planned class schedule, both theoretical and practical. On the other hand, a specific schedule of personalized, individual attention is also established, which is set every Monday between 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. Without detriment to the choice of another time that can be arranged by appointment. 

Appointment, professors:

Prof. DDr. Alberto T. Estévez - estevez@uic.es

Prof. Dr. Yomna K. Abdallah - yomnaabdallah@uic.es

Prof. Dr. Angad Warang - angad@uic.es

Introduction

“You can learn from the past but you can't continue to be in the past; history is not a substitute for imagination.”

Frank Gehry

"And the Modern Movement is the past, it is history, which now, entering the third decade of the 21st century, is more than 100 years old."

Alberto T. Estévez

Within the “Project” Module (“Architectural Design Module”) of the Degree in Architecture, the Matter “Composition” (poorly translated as "History and Theory of Architecture") has 24 ECTS (European credits). These are distributed uniformly in 4 parts, in the respective 4 semesters of the second to third year: specifically, Composition 1, 2, 3 and 4. Also having an “Introduction” specific subject in the first year. As also have an “Introduction” specific subject in the first year for example the Matters of “Projects” and of “Construction”. The five subjects (Composition 1, 2, 3, 4 and this “Introduction”) should then be aligned in coherence with each other, updated and coordinated, as happens with the rest of the subjects of the Degree in Architecture.

Well, teaching and studying “Composition”, entering the third decade of the XXI century as we are, is very different from teaching and studying it as it was done 50 years ago. It would be forgetting or not understanding everything that has happened in the last half century: a great evolution of ideas and an enormous enrichment of understandings that have existed until now about architecture around the world. Something that the current architecture student deserves to know and cannot be hidden from him due to ignorance or prejudice.

Thus, for example, today it must be asserted that architecture is not language: an idea that became especially fashionable many decades ago. Architecture is architecture, although it seems obvious to say so, which is what will be explained now in the subjects of Composition. Since every time it is said that architecture is language, poetry, “frozen music”, or any other assertion, what you do is establish a metaphor. And therefore, as in any metaphor, there is part of the truth and part of the lie. And “believing” it entirely, and building a single understanding around it, dogmatically clings, discriminates against other understandings, limits the horizon and impoverishes it.

In the same way that it is impoverished to think that the Matter of “Composition” tries to teach the history of art and architecture. Again, one must go to what is apparently obvious: in Composition, "Composition" is taught and studied, which is part of the “Project” Module. Module where one must also learn to project, to design, and to compose. And to project, and to design, and to compose, for our time, which is different from the last century. It is also in Composition where must be taught and studied to be an architect, not a historian. An architect of our time. In any case, it then tries more to teach to transcend history, to learn to “create objects”, which does not simply try to “listen to objects”, which is again a metaphor. And however erudite the quotations may seem to support certain understandings, they too become obsolete over time, and must be critically assumed.   Thus, for example, today it is no longer understood that “architecture history is made because the meaning of current architecture is sought”, as Tafuri said more than half a century ago, but there are more ontological and experiential arguments behind it. Nor should it be generalized about "the anguish of the present" that he also said, to solve it by projecting. Concept more typical of a Eurocentric and existentialist world, of the last century, than of the global, multicultural and biodiverse world in which we are today. Etc.

Pre-course requirements

There are no specific pre-course requirements.

Objectives

Sobre los contenidos de la Materia Composición, los objetivos de la titulación que afectan especialmente a esta materia son:

1.        Aptitud para crear proyectos arquitectónicos que satisfagan a su vez las exigencias estéticas y las técnicas;

2.        Conocimiento adecuado de la historia y de las teorías de la arquitectura, así como de las artes, tecnología y ciencias humanas relacionadas;

3.        Conocimiento de las bellas artes como factor que puede influir en la calidad de la concepción arquitectónica;

Así pues, los contenidos de esta materia se disponen en línea con tales objetivos, con el fin de desarrollar las correspondientes competencias

(03, 04, 34-T, 35-T, 40, 48, 49, 50, 51, 53, 54, 55, 56 y 57, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 73, 74, 77):

-       Composición, teoría e historia de los proyectos urbanos y de arquitectura.

-       Crítica arquitectónica.

-       Teorías generales de la forma, de la composición y de los tipos arquitectónicos.

-       Historia general de la arquitectura.

-       Procesos de simbolización,  funciones prácticas y ergonomía desde la composición, teoría e historia.

-       Necesidades sociales, calidad de vida, habitabilidad y programas básicos de vivienda desde la composición, teoría e historia.

-       Tradiciones arquitectónicas, urbanísticas y paisajísticas de la cultura occidental. / Sus fundamentos técnicos, climáticos, económicos, sociales e ideológicos.

-       Estética. / Teoría e historia de las bellas artes y de las artes aplicadas.

-       Relación entre patrones culturales y responsabilidades sociales del arquitecto.

-       Bases de la arquitectura vernácula.

-       Sociología, teoría, economía e historia urbanas.

Estos 11 apartados son a su vez los resultados de aprendizaje a exigir al alumnado para la evaluación de las competencias.

Competencies

  • 03 - To acquire adequate knowledge of spatial representation systems applied to architecture and urbanism .
  • 04 - To acquire knowledge and apply it to the analysis and theory of form and the laws of visual perception in architecture and urbainism.
  • 34-T - Ability to design, practice and develop basic and execution projects, sketches and blueprints.
  • 35-T - Ability to conceive, put into practice and develop urban projects
  • 40 - Ability to express architectural criticism.
  • 48 - To acquire adequate knowledge of the general theories of form, composition and architectural typologies
  • 49 - To acquire adequate knowledge of the history of architecture.
  • 50 - To acquire adequate knowledge of the study methods for the processes of symbolization, practical functions and ergonomics.
  • 51 - To acquire adequate knowledge of the study methods of social needs, quality of life, habitability and basic housing programmes
  • 53 - To acquire adequate knowledge of architectural, urban development and landscaping traditions of Western culture, as well as their technical, climate, economic, social and ideological foundations
  • 54 - To acquire adequate knowledge of the aesthetics, theory and history of Fine Arts and Applied Arts.
  • 55 - To acquire adequate knowledge of the relationship between cultural patterns and the social responsibilities of the architect
  • 56 - To acquire adequate knowledge of the principles of vernacular architecture
  • 57 - To acquire adequate knowledge of urban sociology, theory, economy and history.
  • 63 - Ability to conceive, put into practice and develop architectural and urban planning projects adapting with new times.
  • 64 - Ability to conceive, put into practice and develop architectural and urban culture.
  • 65 - Ability to recognise contemporary characteristics and freedom in the understanding of architecture.
  • 66 - Ability to internalise architectural form.
  • 67 - Ability to understand and analyse architecture and the city in relation to philosophical and societal systems.
  • 68 - Ability to apply the aesthetics, theory and history of Fine Arts to architecture and urban planning.
  • 69 - Ability to discover the critical-cultural dimension of the role of the architect
  • 73 - To acquire adequate knowledge of research, experimentation and innovation in architecture.
  • 74 - To acquire adequate knowledge of new architectural concepts and practices.
  • 77 - To acquire adequate knowledge of the analysis and theory of form and laws of visual perception.

Learning outcomes

 See next section.

Syllabus

Architectural composition 4

Contemporary architecture: architectural composition of the 21st century architecture

Prof. DDr. Alberto T. Estévez + Prof. Dr. Yomna K. Abdallah + Prof. Dr. Angad Warang

 

 

Program and planned work plan (agenda), 6 ECTS (x 25-30 h./ECTS = 150-180 h. dedication 15 weeks, 10-12 h./sem.)

 

WEEK 1    (Monday, January 16, 2023, 09:00-13:00 h)

- 09:00 h. Introduction (Opening class: Justification - Objectives - Competences - Contents - Methodology - Bibliography - Evaluation - Attention - Documents)

- 10:00 h. Theoretical class: Approaches 1, what is architecture?

- 11:00 h. Theoretical class: Approaches 2, about what it is architecture? (Perfection and Details in Architecture)

- 12:00 h. Theoretical class: Approaches 3, what is being an architect?

 

WEEK 2    (Monday, January 23, 2023, 09:00-13:00 h)

- 09:00 h. Theoretical class: Nature and Architecture / Key concepts (the pavilion, the paradigmatic typology of the XXI century)

Natural vs. Artificial / Biology vs. Technology / Life vs. Robotics / Biological vs. Digital / Biological techniques vs. Digital techniques / Genetics vs. Computing / Natural Intelligence vs. Artificial intelligence / Bio-learning vs. Machine-learning / Bio-manufacturing vs. Digital-manufacturing / Bio-architecture vs. Digital-architecture / Reality vs. Virtuality

- 10:00 h. Theoretical-practical class: AI Artificial Intelligence Learning, Dr. Yomna K. Abdallah

- 11:30 h. Saló de Graus, Theoretical class: Robòtica, ètica i literatura: una confluència engrescadora, Dra. Carme Torras, Institut de Robòtica i Informàtica Industrial, CSIC-UPC

- 12:30 h. Saló de Graus, Theoretical class: Inteligencia Artificial: arte, arquitectura y diseño, Dr. Alberto T. Estévez + Dr. Yomna K. Abdallah

 

WEEK 3    (Monday, January 30, 2023, 09:00-13:00 h)

- 09:00 h. Theoretical-practical class: presentation of the assigned pavilions on a pwp (few students will be taken from the students list at random with a random number app)

- 10:00 h. Theoretical-practical class: presentation of 4 DIN A3 of 100 living nature images and 4 DIN A3 of 100 Midjourney images

 

WEEK 4    (Monday, February 6, 2023, 09:00-13:00 h)

- 09:00 h. Theoretical-practical class: presentation of the assigned pavilions on a pwp (few students will be taken from the students list at random with a random number app)

- 10:00 h. Theoretical-practical class: presentation of 20 ideas (hand sketches) of pavilions as a brainstorming on 4 DIN A3

 

WEEK 5    (Monday, February 13, 2023, 09:00-13:00 h)

- 09:00 h. Theoretical-practical class: presentation of the assigned pavilions on a pwp (few students will be taken from the students list at random with a random number app)

- 10:00 h. Theoretical-practical class: presentation of 5 ideas of pavilions on 5 DIN A3

 

WEEK 6    (Monday, February 20, 2023, 09:00-13:00 h)

- 09:00 h. Theoretical-practical class: presentation of the assigned pavilions on a pwp (few students will be taken from the students list at random with a random number app)

- 10:00 h. Theoretical-practical class: presentation of 5 ideas of pavilions on 5 DIN A3 with 5 models

 

WEEK 7    (Monday, February 27, 2023, 09:00-13:00 h)

- 09:00 h. Theoretical-practical class: presentation of the assigned pavilions on a pwp (few students will be taken from the students list at random with a random number app)

- 10:00 h. Theoretical-practical class: presentation of 1 pavilion idea on 3 DIN A1 (in 1/100 scale)

 

WEEK 8    (Monday, March 6, 2023, 09:00-13:00 h)

- 09:00 h. Theoretical-practical class: corrections of 1 pavilion idea on 3 DIN A1 (checking geometries)

 

WEEK 9    (Monday, March 13, 2023, 09:00-13:00 h)

- 09:00 h. Theoretical-practical class: corrections of 1 pavilion idea on 3 DIN A1 (checking funcionalities)

 

WEEK 10  (Monday, March 20, 2023, 09:00-13:00 h)

- 09:00 h. Theoretical-practical class: corrections of 1 pavilion idea on 3 DIN A1 (checking materialities)

 

WEEK 11   (Monday, March 27, 2023, 09:00-13:00 h)

- 09:00 h. Theoretical-practical class: presentation of 1 pavilion idea on 3 DIN A1 with 1 model on a DIN A1

 

WEEK 11  (Thursday and Friday, March 30 and 31, 2023, 09:00 h. to 18:00 h.)

- 09:00 h. Theoretical classes: presentations of 5th International Conference for Biodigital Architecture & Genetics and ESARQ-FORUM (Biodigital Architecture Forum).

(Mandatory delivery of the notes taken as the main idea and keywords of each of the presentations, and post on social media the idea or the words that impacts you more with a photo).

 

HOLY WEEK EASTER HOLIDAYS (Monday, April 3, 2023)

NO LECTURES (Holiday).

 

WEEK 12 - EASTER MONDAY (Monday, April 10, 2023)

NO LECTURES (Holiday).

 

WEEK 13  (Monday, April 17, 2023, 09:00-13:00 h)

- 09:00 h. Theoretical-practical class: final corrections on 3 DIN A1 of the pavilion project with model on a DIN A1

 

WEEK 14  (Monday, April 24, 2023, 09:00-13:00 h)

- 09:00 h. Theoretical-practical class: FINAL JURY on 3 DIN A1 of the pavilion project with model on a DIN A1

 

WEEK 15  (Monday, May 1, 2023, 09:00-13:00 h)

NO LECTURES (Holiday).

 

EXAM WEEK (Wednesday, May 172023, 09:00 h)

- 09:00 h. Final deliveries 1st call

 

REVIEW WEEK (Thursday, June 12023, 11:30 h)

- 11:30 h. Review by appointment

 

EXAM WEEK 2nd CALL (Monday, June 19, 2023, 12:00 h)

- 12:00 h. Final deliveries 2nd call

 

REVIEW WEEK (Wednesday, July 72023, 11:30 h)

- 11:30 h. Review by appointment

Teaching and learning activities

In person



            Methodology of the subject Architectural composition 4

Some of the words that will now appear in this paragraph were already written years ago: “The course program does not announce the teacher's lessons that students could attend, but rather indicates the work of the students throughout the course. Thus, it is not a program of shows to be offered to a passive audience that ‘takes notes’, but a work program, provisionally articulated in four levels: readings, exercises, lessons and visits”.[1] 

Well, the readings have no secret. They are there, waiting for each student for years, decades, marked in the bibliography as “the course books”, and “the five books of the subject”, and others, general or specific according to topics. For some of these readings, the hours after the classes are reserved, thus helping to enrich and theoretically support what was developed in the classes. And on the other hand, it is recommended the individual writing of a synthesis of the “course book”, chapter by chapter, for a better understanding of it.

The exercises will make it possible to specify objectives, apply theory, stimulate teaching-learning, accelerate the acquisition of skills, knowledge and capacities for today’s architect, etc. Specifically, the exercises will be those that take their title from the same name in this area and in this subject, exercises in “architectural composition”, corresponding to the time in which we live, the third decade of the 21st century: “Der Zeit Ihre Kunst”, each age corresponds to its art and architecture and in architectural composition subjects, as is explicit in its name, one must learn to compose architecturally.

The lessons (theoretical classes) necessarily offer the student only a personal distillation of the concepts that are considered key for each program, in an operation that, in fact, the student himself will have to carry out, to pass the level of each subject. Where the emphasis of such teaching is rather on advising of the distillation criteria, and not on a dry enumeration of concepts. It is more explicit “why is important”, and not a mere landing of “everything that is important”. Likewise, such a synthesis is supported by bringing out a selection of projects and texts before the student, where –again– it will teach them to calibrate why one is chosen and not the other, given the current chaos of information. Understanding that the theoretical-practical classes are part of the teaching content of the subject, whose comments must be reflected in the work of each student.

The visits to be made have to do with giving the students the most direct opportunity to relive within themselves the fascination for which the protagonists of the evolution of art, architecture and design lived. Visits that necessarily change from course to course, also adapting to the offer of the exhibitions of each moment and of each place where each student passes (naturally voluntary). The most common will be visits to exhibitions offered by Barcelona institutions related to course content, which will be notified and commented.

[1] QUETGLAS, Josep, Pasado a limpio II, p. 153, Editorial Pre-textos – Col.legi d’Arquitectes de Catalunya, Demarcació de Girona, Girona, 1999.

TRAINING ACTIVITY COMPETENCES ECTS CREDITS
Class participation 03 04 34-T 35-T 40 48 49 50 51 53 54 55 56 57 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 73 74 77 0,75
Clase practice 03 04 34-T 35-T 40 48 49 50 51 53 54 55 56 57 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 73 74 77 0,75
Tutorials 03 04 34-T 35-T 40 48 49 50 51 53 54 55 56 57 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 73 74 77 0,75
Individual or group study 03 04 34-T 35-T 40 48 49 50 51 53 54 55 56 57 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 73 74 77 3
Class exhibition 03 04 34-T 35-T 40 48 49 50 51 53 54 55 56 57 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 73 74 77 0,75

Evaluation systems and criteria

In person



            Assessment of the subject Architectural composition 4

Continuous evaluation, “every week counts” the attendance and participation in class, the presentations, the exercises, and the exam. The evaluation criteria will prioritize creativity and critical depth, intelligence, effectiveness of fascination, capacity for analysis and synthesis, as well as scientificity and professionalism (erudition, precision, diligence, punctuality, presentation, typographical, spelling and syntactic correction). Active participation in class will also be encouraged during the course, which will be especially valued. And, of course, the attendance and interest of the students will be taken into account.

Percentages… As seen in the program and planned work plan (agenda), this course consists of 15 weeks. Each week will have a grade relative to the exercises to be done for each day of class, adding up to a total of 80% of the final grade for the subject. And the personal presentation of pavilions will also count 10% of the final grade.

The face-to-face (face-to-face monitoring) of the subject will in turn count for 10% of the final grade. In turn, punctuality and permanence in the classroom (which is professionalism in learning) will have a plus. And since this face-to-face follow-up of the subject is mandatory, because it appears in the academic curriculum of each student, the subject cannot be considered as passed if there is absence in the face-to-face follow-up of more than 25%.

Bibliography and resources

            Bibliography of the subject Architectural composition 4


“The course book”

RASMUSSEN, S. E., La experiencia de la arquitectura, Labor, Barcelona, 1974

VENTURI, R., Complejidad y contradicción en la arquitectura, Gustavo Gili, Barcelona, 1974 (1966)

 

“The five books of the subject” (minimal bibliography)

ESTÉVEZ, A. T., Biodigital Architecture & Genetics: writings / escritos, ESARQ (UIC), Barcelona, 2015

ESTÉVEZ, A. T., Biodigital Architecture & Genetics writings 2 / escritos II, iBAG (UIC), Barcelona, 2021

ESTÉVEZ, A. T. (ed.), Genetic Architectures / Arquitecturas Genéticas, ESARQ (UIC), Barcelona, 2003

ESTÉVEZ, A. T. (ed.), Genetic Architectures II / Arquitecturas Genéticas II, ESARQ (UIC), Barcelona, 2005

ESTÉVEZ, A. T. (ed.), Genetic Architectures III / Arquitecturas Genéticas III, ESARQ (UIC), Barcelona, 2009

 

General bibliography

ESTÉVEZ, A. T. (ed.), International Conference of Biodigital Architecture & Genetics, ESARQ (UIC), Barcelona, 2011

ESTÉVEZ, A. T. (ed.), 2nd International Conference of Biodigital Architecture & Genetics, ESARQ (UIC), Barcelona, 2014

ESTÉVEZ, A. T. (ed.), 3rd International Conference of Biodigital Architecture & Genetics, ESARQ (UIC), Barcelona, 2017

ESTÉVEZ, A. T. (ed.), 4th International Conference of Biodigital Architecture & Genetics, iBAG (UIC), Barcelona, 2020

 

Additional general and / or specific bibliography of interest (see also UIC Barcelona Library, Section “Biodigital Architecture”)

ESTÉVEZ, A. T., “De Gaudí a Calatrava: sobre el bando perdedor (entre dos fines de siglo)”, D’Art, n. 22, pp. 281-295, Dep. Hist. Arte, Univ. de Barcelona, Barcelona, 1996

ESTÉVEZ, A. T., “Barcelona Green Project”, chap. pp. 204-207, in VV.AA., Barcelona metápolis, Editorial Actar, Barcelona, 1998

ESTÉVEZ, A. T., “Arquitecturas genéticas: el nuevo proyectar cibernético-digital y el nuevo proyectar ecológico-medioambiental”, vol. II, chap. pp. 406-409, in AA.VV., Memorias, Conferencia Iberoamericana en Sistemas, Cibernética e Informática, CISCI, Orlando, 2002

ESTÉVEZ, A. T., “Arquitecturas Genéticas”, chap. pp. 21-28, in VV.AA., Apuntes de Arquitectura, GEKA / NOBUKO, Buenos Aires, 2005

ESTÉVEZ, A. T., “Arquitectura biodigital”, chap. pp. 484-487, in VV.AA., Memorias SIGraDi 2008, SIGraDi / CUJAE, La Habana, 2008

ESTÉVEZ, A. T., “Biodigital Architecture”, chap. pp. 681-686, in VV.AA., Computation: The new realm of architectural design, eCAADe / Istanbul Technical University-Faculty of Architecture / Yildiz Technical University - Faculty of Architecture, Istanbul, 2009

ESTÉVEZ, A. T., “Application of Life information in Architecture: Biodigital Architecture and Genetics”, chap. pp. 168-173, in Aaron Sprecher, Shai Yeshayahu, Pablo Lorenzo-Eiroa (eds.), LIFE in:formation / On Responsive Information and Variations in Architecture ACADIA 2010, ACADIA, New York, 2010

ESTÉVEZ, A. T., “Universos biológicos y metaversos digitales: arte y arquitectura biodigital y genética (Gencity project) / Biological universes and digital metaverses: biodigital art and architecture and genetics (Gencity project)”, chap. pp. 51-60, 163-169, in VV.AA., Universos y metaversos: aplicaciones artísticas de los nuevos medios, Ed. AASD - Publicaciones y Ediciones Universidad de Barcelona, Barcelona, 2011

ESTÉVEZ, A. T., “No models, no moulds!”, chap. pp. 211-214, in Paulo Jorge Bártolo et alt. (ed.), Innovative Developments in Virtual and Physical Prototyping, Ed. CRC Press / Taylor & Francis Group / A Balkema Book, London / Leiden, 2012

ESTÉVEZ, A. T., “Barcelona Genetic Project”, chap. pp. 68-69, “Kindergarten”, chap. pp. 70-71, “Biodigital Chair”, chap. pp. 120-121, in William Myers (ed.), Biodesign: Nature+Science+Creativity (The Convergence of Science, Technology and Creativity), Ed. Thames & Hudson - MOMA N.Y., London - New York, 2012

ESTÉVEZ, A. T., “Interacciones entre arte, arquitectura y ciencia en la era biotecnológica”, chap. pp. 133-140 / 267-273, in VV.AA., Innovaciones artísticas y nuevos medios: conservación, redes y tecnociencia, Ed. AASD - Publicaciones y Ediciones Universidad de Barcelona, Barcelona, 2013

ESTÉVEZ, A. T., “The Future of Architecture: Biodigital Architecture and Genetics”, Architecture Research, vol. 4, n. 1B, pp. 13-20, Rosemead-California, 2014

ESTÉVEZ, A. T., “Learning from Nature: Architecture & design in the first biodigital age”, chap. pp. 10-23, in Alberto T. Estévez (ed.), 2nd International Conference of Biodigital Architecture & Genetics, ESARQ (UIC), Barcelona, 2014

ESTÉVEZ, A. T., “Breeds of buildings: (‘In inverted commas and in brackets’)”, chap. pp. 146-169, in VV.AA., Interactive Geographies: productive landscapes in the metropolitan area of Barcelona, ESARQ (UIC), Barcelona, 2014

ESTÉVEZ, A. T., “Biodiversity & Archidiversity: Horizons of Architecture and Nature”, chap. pp. 122-127, in VV.AA., Cutting-Edge Landscapes: New Opportunities for Peri-urban Scenarios in Barcelona, Barcelona, ESARQ (UIC), Barcelona, 2015

ESTÉVEZ, A. T., et alt., “Del microscopio electrónico a la estrategia digital en arquitectura”, Blucher Design Proceedings, vol. 3, n. 1, pp. 734-742, São Paulo, 2016

ESTÉVEZ, A. T., “Towards genetic posthuman frontiers in architecture & design”, chap. pp. 450-459, in VV.AA., ACADIA 2016. Posthuman Frontiers: Data, Designers, and Cognitive Machines. (Proceedings of the 36th Annual Conference of the Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture), ACADIA - University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 2016

ESTÉVEZ, A. T., “End of degree course, end of cycle”, chap. pp. 138-143, in VV.AA., R_Urban Hubs: Questioning the Boundaries of 21st-Century Barcelona, ESARQ (UIC), Barcelona, 2016

ESTÉVEZ, A. T., “From Alberto to Alberti, ‘and I roll because it's my turn’”, chap. pp. 24-31, in VV.AA., Full Contact: Barcelona - Llobregat City, ESARQ (UIC), Barcelona, 2017

ESTÉVEZ, A. T., et alt., “Biomanufacturing the Future: Biodigital Architecture & Genetics”, Procedia Manufacturing, vol. 12, pp. 7-16, Elsevier Science Publishing, 2017

ESTÉVEZ, A. T., “Biodigital”, chap. pp. 104-107, in VV.AA., Becoming - La Biennale di Venezia 2018, Gobierno de España - Ministerio de Fomento / Fundación Arquia, Madrid, 2018

ESTÉVEZ, A. T., “Digital tools for architectural conception”, chap. pp. 1087-1097, in VV.AA., Graphic Imprint: The influence of Representation and Ideation Tools in Architecture, Springer International Publishing AG / Springer Nature, Cham, 2019

ABDALLAH, Y., ESTÉVEZ, A. T., et alt., “Employing Laccase-Producing Aspergillus sydowii NYKA 510 as a Cathodic Biocatalyst in Self-Sufficient Lighting Microbial Fuel Cell”, Journal Microbiol. Biotechnology, Dec 28; 29 (12), pp. 1861-1872, 2019

ESTÉVEZ, A. T., “La naturaleza es la solución”, Cuadernos del Centro de Estudios de Diseño y Comunicación, n. 105, pp. 165-193, Universidad de Palermo - Carnegie Mellon University, Buenos Aires, 2020

ABDALLAH, Y., ESTÉVEZ, A. T., “Methodology of Implementing Transformative Bioactive Hybrids in Built Environment to Achieve Sustainability”, chap. pp. 953-961, in Natalia Builes Escobar, David A. Torreblanca-Díaz (eds.), Conference Proceedings, SIGraDi 2020 / Transformative Design, Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana, Medellín, 2020

ESTÉVEZ, A. T., “Sustainable Living? Biodigital Future!”, chap. pp. 137-162, in Jacqueline A. Stagner, David S-K. Ting (eds.), Sustaining Resources for Tomorrow, Green Energy and Technology, Springer Nature Switzerland AG, Cham, 2020

ESTÉVEZ, A. T., “The fifth element: biodigital & genetics”, chap. pp. 195-212, in Ahmad Vasel-Be-Hagh, David S-K. Ting (eds.), Environmental Management of Air, Water, Agriculture, and Energy, CRC Press / Taylor & Francis Group, Boca Raton, 2020

ESTÉVEZ, A. T., “Arquitectura biodigital y genética: adecuación, relevancia y compromiso”, chap. pp. 103-123, in Iliana Hernández, Raúl Niño, Jaime Hernández (eds.), Paisajes artificiales: virtuales, informales y edificados, Colección estética contemporánea, Departamento de Estética, Facultad de Arquitectura y Diseño, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá, 2020

ESTÉVEZ, A. T., URBANO, J., “Back to the basics: return to the origin, Gaudí and Nature”, chap. pp. 273-286, in Jacqueline A. Stagner, David S-K. Ting (eds.), Green Energy and Infrastructure: Securing a Sustainable Future, CRC Press / Taylor & Francis Group, Boca Raton, 2020

ABDALLAH, Y., ESTÉVEZ, A. T., “Bioactive devices as self-sufficient systems for energy production in architecture”, Journal of Green Building, College Publishing, Glen Allen, vol. 16 (2), pp. 3-22, 2021

ESTÉVEZ, A. T., “A pesar de todo, dicho en el vacío es más...”, Cuadernos del Centro de Estudios en Diseño y Comunicación [Ensayos], n. 132, , pp. 181-199, Universidad de Palermo - Carnegie Mellon University, Buenos Aires, 2021

ESTÉVEZ, A. T., “Sustainable Nature-Inspired Architecture”, chap. en David Ting, Jacqueline Stagner (eds.), Sustainable Engineering Technologies and Architectures, AIP Publishing, Melville, 2021

ESTÉVEZ, A. T., “Arquitectura y diseño biodigital, siglo 21: ‘del ADN al planeta’”, Cuadernos del Centro de Estudios en Diseño y Comunicación [Ensayos], n. 158, pp. 97-114, Universidad de Palermo - Carnegie Mellon University, Buenos Aires (Argentina), Abril 2023

 

Biblioteca especial de sostenibilidad

- Derek J. Clements-Croome, Designing Buildings for People: Sustainable liveable architecture, The Crowood Press Ltd, Ramsbury-Marlborough, Wiltshire (Gran Bretaña), 2020

- Jacqueline A. Stagner, David S-K. Ting (eds.), Green Energy and Infrastructure: Securing a Sustainable Future, CRC Press / Taylor & Francis Group, Boca Raton (EE.UU.), 2020

- Jacqueline A. Stagner, David S-K. Ting (eds.), Sustaining Resources for Tomorrow, Springer Nature Switzerland AG, Cham (Suiza), 2020

- Ahmad Vasel-Be-Hagh, David S-K. Ting (eds.), Environmental Management of Air, Water, Agriculture, and Energy, CRC Press / Taylor & Francis Group, Boca Ratón (EE.UU.), 2020

- Jacqueline A. Stagner & David S-K. Ting (eds.), Engineering for Sustainable Development and Living, Brown Walker Press / Universal Publishers, Inc., Irvine (EE.UU.), 2021

- David S-K. Ting & Jacqueline A. Stagner (eds.), Sustainable Engineering Technologies and Architectures, AIP Publishing, scitation.org/books, Melville (EE.UU.), 2021

- David S-K. Ting & Jacqueline A. Stagner (eds.), Climate Change Science - Causes, Effects and Solutions for Global Warming, Elsevier, Ámsterdam (Países Bajos) / Oxford (Gran Bretaña) / Cambridge, MA (EE.UU.), 2021

- Jacqueline A. Stagner & David S-K. Ting (eds.), Sustainable Engineering for Life Tomorrow, Lexington Books / The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group, Londres (Gran Bretaña), 2021

- Jacqueline A. Stagner & David S-K. Ting (eds.), Renewable Energy for Mitigating Climate Change, CRC Press / Taylor & Francis Group, Boca Raton (EE.UU.), 2022

- Jacqueline A. Stagner & David S-K. Ting (eds.), Climate Change and Pragmatic Engineering Mitigation, Jenny Stanford Publishing, Nueva York (EE.UU.), 2022

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