Universitat Internacional de Catalunya

Design Studio V

Design Studio V
5.5
8103
4
First semester
OB
Project Planning Module
Projects 5
Main language of instruction: Spanish

Other languages of instruction: Catalan, English
If the student is enrolled for the English track then classes for that subject will be taught in the same language.

Teaching staff


Subject to prior appointment by mail with any member of the teacher's team.

Workshop teaching staff :

BATLLE, Jaime

UGALDE, Iñigo

 

Assistant teachers:

CUELLAR, Álvaro

 

Introduction

In the event that the health authorities announce a new period of confinement due to the evolution of the health crisis caused by COVID-19, the teaching staff will promptly communicate how this may effect the teaching methodologies and activities as well as the assessment.


The Projects course in the fourth year (Projects 5 and 6) represents a final opportunity, before tackling the Final Project, to put into practice everything that students have learnt during the course in terms of both technical and more creative and imaginative aspects.

After the first two courses, in which small-scale projects were proposed, and the third one, in which we turned out attention to housing projects, the fourth course represents an opportunity to step up in scale again and propose assignments that demand an urban outlook; in other words, where the optimum resolution of the proposed programme entails reflection on our surroundings, whether these are close to home (street, neighbourhood, etc.) or further away (city, metropolis).

Course coordinator: 

PICH-AGUILERA, Felip

 

Workshop teachers:

BATLLE, Jaime

CUELLAR, Álvaro

UGALDE, Iñigo

 

Pre-course requirements

To have passed Projects 3 and 4 (third year).

Objectives

  • The ability to create architectural projects that meet both aesthetic and technical demands;
  • Sufficient knowledge of the history and theory of architecture as well as the arts, technologies and human sciences associated with them;
  • Knowledge of Fine Arts as a factor that can influence the quality of the architectural design;
  • Sufficient knowledge of urban development and urban planning and the techniques used during the planning process;
  • The capacity to understand relationships between people and buildings and between these and their surroundings, and the need for there to be a relationship between buildings and the spaces between them in terms of human needs and on a human scale;
  • The ability to understand the profession of architect and its role in society, particularly with regard to the planning of projects that need to take social factors into account;
  • Knowledge of the research and preparatory methods for construction projects;
  • An understanding of the problems of structural design, construction and engineering associated with building projects;
  • Sufficient knowledge of the physical problems, different technologies and purpose of buildings so they can be equipped with the appropriate internal conditions of comfort and protection from climate factors;
  • The ability to design to meet the requirements of the users of the building while respecting the boundaries imposed by budgetary factors and building standards and regulations;
  • Sufficient knowledge of the industries, organizations, standards, regulations and procedures necessary to turn a project into a building and to integrate plans in the overall planning.

Competencies

  • 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
  • 36-T - Ability to plan, practice and develop construction management.
  • 37 - Ability to develop functional programmes for buildings and urban spaces.
  • 38-T - Ability to intervene, maintain, restore and renovate heritage buildings.
  • 39-T - Ability to eliminate architectural barriers
  • 40 - Ability to express architectural criticism.
  • 41-T - Ability to find solutions for passive environmental conditioning, including thermal and acoustic insulation, climate control, energy performance and natural lighting.
  • 42 - Ability to catalogue buildings and urban heritage and plan their protection.
  • 43-T - Ability to produce safety, evacuation and protection plans for buildings.
  • 44-T - Ability to produce civil works projects.
  • 45-T - Ability to design and execute roads and urban development, gardening and landscaping projects
  • 46 - Ability to apply urban planning ordinances and standards.
  • 47-T - Ability to prepare environmental and landscaping surveys and plans to correct environmental impacts.
  • 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
  • 52 - To acquire adequate knowlege of the environment, sustainability and the principles of conserving energy and environmental resources.
  • 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.
  • 58 - To acquire adequate knowledge of the methodological principles of urban planning and metropolitan and regional development.
  • 59 - To acquire adequate knowledge of the mechanisms of preparing and managing urban development plans on any scale.
  • 60 - To acquire knowledge of civil, administrative, urban planning, building and professional regulations.
  • 61 - To acquire knowledge of feasibility analysis, supervision and coordination of integrated projects.
  • 62 - To acquire knowledge of property valuation.

Learning outcomes

Al finalizar esta asignatura el estudiante deberá ser capaz de:

- Aplicar el método de proyectación interescalar de análisis y propuesta con la finalidad de aplicarlo en una propuesta de regeneración urbana y edificación (equipamiento de proximidad).

- Identificar propuestas estratégicas y de regeneración urbana y espacios de oportunidad a escala  1/2000.

- Explorar el proyecto urbano profundizando sobre la tipología edificatoria, su diseño en planta baja, así como  la incorporación al diseño de los tópicos contemporáneos sobre: diversidad, identidad y sostenibilidad.

- Profundizar en las tipologías edificatorias y la variedad de programas de los equipamientos de proximidad.

- Desarrollar una propuesta completa de un edificio (equipamiento de proximidad) en todos sus aspectos (situación, emplazamiento, plantas, alzados, secciones, detalles constructivos y fachadas). Escala de referencia 1/200.

- Desarrollar el planteamiento estructural, la materialidad y la características constructivas del edificio, así como los criterios en relación a las instalaciones y la accesibilidad.

Syllabus

The contents of this subject reflect the objectives described above in order to develop the required competences.

- Basic and execution architectural projects, sketches and blueprints.

- Urban projects.

- Aspects that affect the site management of architectural projects.

- Drawing up functional programmes for buildings and urban spaces.

- The intervention in, conservation, restoration and rehabilitation of heritage buildings from a planning point of view.

- Architectural barriers.

- Architectural criticism within the project

- Passive environmental conditioning, thermal and acoustic insulation, climate control, energy performance and natural lighting in architectural projects.

- Cataloguing of buildings and urban heritage and planning their protection from a project-based perspective.

- Plans for security, evacuation and protection in buildings.

- Civil works projects.

- Urban roads and urban development projects, gardening and landscaping.

- Urban planning ordinances and standards.

- Environmental and landscaping surveys and plans to correct environmental impacts.

- General theories of form, composition and architectural typologies and their use in architectural projects.

- The influence of the general history of architecture on planning.

- Symbolization, practical functions and ergonomics in architectural projects.

- Social needs, quality of life, habitability and basic housing programmes.

- The environment, sustainability and the principles of conserving energy and environmental resources in architectural projects.

- Architectural, urban planning and landscaping traditions in Western culture: their technical, climatic, economic, social and ideological foundations in terms of architectural projects.

- The impact on architectural projects of aesthetics and the theory and history of Fine Arts and Applied Arts.

- The relationship between cultural patterns and the social responsibilities of the architect in architectural projects.

- Vernacular architecture and architectural projects.

- The architectural project and urban sociology, theory, economy and history.

- The architectural project from the perspective of the methodological foundation of urban planning and metropolitan and regional development.

- Civil, administrative, urban planning, building and industrial regulations with regard to professional practice.

- Feasibility analysis, supervision and coordination of integrated projects.

- Property valuation.

These 28 sections are, in turn, the learning outcomes that will be expected of students when evaluating their competences.

Teaching and learning activities

In blended



The workshop raises the proposal of urban regeneration of a sector to get to define a proposition for an urban and architectural project. It will carry out through the same project during the ten weeks of the course.


The first part of the course carries out in groups and consists of the:


- Reading and interpretation of the working area and definition of the integrated urban strategies on a 1/5000 scale (blueprints and models).


- Detection of strategic nodes to develop as part of the integrated urban strategies. Reflection and adaptation of the type of programme according to the social, economic, political and environmental conditions of the area of study. Reference Scale 1/2000


- Proposal for the implementation of the proximity equipment, the definition of the programme and intervention strategy in the context (1/500 scale). Blueprints and models.


The second part of the course is carried out individually and consists of the:


- Definition of the preliminary design of the Equipment and its scope of influence (1/200 scale). A detailed description of the project and the accurate distribution of the programme.


- Definition of the base design of the Equipment and its scope of influence on a scale of 1/200 (detailed description of the project, accurate distribution of the program and delivery of the constructive, structural, installations, sustainability and accessibility approach). Blueprints and models.

TRAINING ACTIVITYCOMPETENCESECTS CREDITS
Class exhibition
34-T 35-T 36-T 37 38-T 39-T 40 41-T 42 43-T 44-T 45-T 46 47-T 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 60 61 62 0,66
Class participation
34-T 35-T 36-T 37 38-T 39-T 40 41-T 42 43-T 44-T 45-T 46 47-T 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 60 61 62 0,66
Clase practice
34-T 35-T 36-T 37 38-T 39-T 40 41-T 42 43-T 44-T 45-T 46 47-T 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 60 61 62 0,72
Tutorials
34-T 35-T 36-T 37 38-T 39-T 40 41-T 42 43-T 44-T 45-T 46 47-T 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 60 61 62 0,72
Individual or group study
34-T 35-T 36-T 37 38-T 39-T 40 41-T 42 43-T 44-T 45-T 46 47-T 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 60 61 62 2,75

Evaluation systems and criteria

In blended



According to the educational activities, their teaching and learning methods and their relationship with the competencies that students are expected to acquire, the evaluation system will revolve around examinations or partial and/or final objective tests, short-answer tests, results-oriented evaluation, individual and/or tutored exercises, the presentation of research work for appraisal, oral presentations, the level of active participation, exercises and projects.

We also work with a system of continuous assessment whereby “every week counts” and the evaluation criteria for exercises and tests put a priority on creativity and critical depth, intelligence, the fascination it exerts, the capacity to analyse and summarize and the level of scientific rigour and professionalism (erudition, precision, meticulousness, punctuality, presentation and correct typography, orthography and syntax). During the course, students will also be encouraged to take an active part in class, which will also be evaluated, and of course, the attendance level and interest was shown by the student will also be rated.

The qualification system is defined in accordance with current legislation, as described in Article 5 of ROYAL DECREE 1125/2003, of 5 September 2003, on a numerical scale of 0 to 10, with one decimal point, to which the corresponding qualitative grade can be added:

0-4.9: Fail (SS).

5.0-6.9: Pass (AP).

7.0-8.9: Very good (NT).

9.0-10: Excellent (SB).

Bibliography and resources

VV. AA. Equipaments. L’ordenació dels conjunts dotacions. Barcelona dotze exemples. Barcelona: Ajuntament de Barcelona, 2011.

COROMINAS, Miquel; SABATÉ, Joaquim; SOTOCA, Adolf. Plans molt especials. Barcelona: Col·legi d’Arquitectes de Catalunya, 2005.

UR. Urbanisme Revista núms. 5-6 “El proyecto urbano I, II”.

SOLÀ-MORALES, Manel de. De cosas urbanas. Barcelona: Gustavo Gili, 2008.

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