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Architectural Design

The central theme of the practice of architecture is architectural design, which must bring together construction, spatial organisation and use via the aesthetic, ethical and cognitive dimensions of the design process.

As Vitruvius pointed out two thousand years ago, that this means relating the natural sciences and the exact sciences, on the one hand, and the social sciences on the other.

This doctoral programme puts focus on one or another of these disciplines related to architecture. Though, as a set, these lines of research focus candidates’ theses on the architectural project as a design intervention that is able to connect geography and history, climate and society, and nature and culture.

The programme is organised around research groups, each of which has a particular profile based on its focus. Thus, it is not necessary for each one of them to respond to the same need for research into design; its teaching; its aesthetic, ethical or scientific nature; or its impact on modern cultural life.

Now, more than ever, given the lack of architects in the field of research in Europe, this programme is an indispensable necessity.

COORDINATOR

Mària Serrano, Maria Magdalena

CONTACT

Secretary’s Office for Doctoral Programmes in Architecture
Tel.: 934 011 875
Secretariadoctorat.utgab@upc.edu

Programme website

General information

Access profile

Given the scientific character of the programme in the field of architectural design, the natural pathway for admission is through official master’s programmes offered by the UPC in Design Theory and Practice, in Sustainable Intervention in the Built Environment (MISMeC) or in Advanced Studies in Architecture-Barcelona (MBArch) with specialisations in Contemporary Design (taught entirely in English); Process, Design and Programming; or Architectural Restoration and Rehabilitation, which will not require candidates to take any additional courses. The admission process to these master’s programmes already ensures that students have the backgrounds necessary to be admitted to the doctoral programme.

In addition to this academic background, certain personal characteristics are considered important, such as an interest in the research projects that are carried out in the programme, having critical and analytical abilities, having initiative, being consistent and persistent with work, being able to work well in a team and being able to communicate properly, both orally and in writing. The doctoral programme’s Postgraduate Committee will resolve any cases in which candidates exhibit peculiar characteristics.

Output profile

Doctoral candidates who complete a doctoral degree will have acquired the following competencies, which are needed to carry out quality research (Royal Decree 99/2011, of 28 January, which regulates official doctoral studies):

a) A systematic understanding of the field of study and a mastery of the research skills and methods related to the field.
b) An ability to conceive, design or create, put into practice and adopt a substantial process of research or creation.
c) An ability to contribute to pushing back the frontiers of knowledge through original research.
d) A capacity for critical analysis and an ability to assess and summarise new and complex ideas.
e) An ability to communicate with the academic and scientific community and with society in general as regards their fields of knowledge in the manner and languages that are typical of the international scientific community to which they belong.
f) An ability to foster scientific, technological, social, artistic and cultural progress in academic and professional contexts within a knowledge-based society.

The award of a doctoral degree must equip the graduate for work in a variety of settings, especially those requiring creativity and innovation. Doctoral graduates must have at least acquired the personal skills needed to:

a) Develop in contexts in which there is little specific information.
b) Find the key questions that must be answered to solve a complex problem.
c) Design, create, develop and undertake original, innovative projects in their field.
d) Work as part of a team and independently in an international or multidisciplinary context.
e) Integrate knowledge, deal with complexity and make judgements with limited information.
f) Offer criticism on and intellectually defend solutions.

Finally, with respect to competencies, doctoral students must:
a) have acquired advanced knowledge at the frontier of their discipline and demonstrated, in the context of internationally recognised scientific research, a deep, detailed and well-grounded understanding of theoretical and practical issues and scientific methodology in one or more research fields;
b) have made an original and significant contribution to scientific research in their field of expertise that has been recognised as such by the international scientific community;
c) have demonstrated that they are capable of designing a research project that serves as a framework for carrying out a critical analysis and assessment of imprecise situations, in which they are able to apply their contributions, expertise and working method to synthesise new and complex ideas that yield a deeper knowledge of the research context in which they work;
d) have developed sufficient autonomy to set up, manage and lead innovative research teams and projects and scientific collaborations (both national and international) within their subject area, in multidisciplinary contexts and, where appropriate, with a substantial element of knowledge transfer;
e) have demonstrated that they are able to carry out their research activity in a socially responsible manner and with scientific integrity;
f) have demonstrated, within their specific scientific context, that they are able to make cultural, social or technological advances and promote innovation in all areas within a knowledge-based society;
g) have demonstrated that they are able to participate in scientific discussions at the international level in their field of expertise and disseminate the results of their research activity to audiences of all kinds.

Number of places

20

Duration of studies and dedication regime

Duration
The maximum period of study for full-time doctoral studies is three years, counted from the date of admission to the programme to the date of submission of the doctoral thesis. The academic committee of the doctoral programme may authorise a doctoral candidate to pursue doctoral studies on a part-time basis. In this case, the maximum period of study is five years, counting from the date of admission to the programme to the date of submission of the doctoral thesis. For calculating these periods, the date of admission is considered to be the date of the first enrolment for tutorials, and the date of submission the moment in which the Doctoral School officially deposits the doctoral thesis.

For full-time doctoral candidates, the minimum period of study is two years, counted from the date of an applicant's admission to the programme until the date on which the doctoral thesis is deposited; for part-time doctoral candidates it is four years. When there are justified grounds for doing so, and the thesis supervisor and academic tutor have given their authorisation, doctoral candidates may request that the academic committee of their doctoral programme exempt them from the minimum period of study requirement.

The calculation of periods of study will not include periods of absence due to illness, pregnancy or any other reason provided for in the regulations in force. Students who find themselves in any of these circumstances must notify the academic committee of the doctoral programme, which, where appropriate, must inform the Doctoral School. Doctoral candidates may also temporarily withdraw from the programme for up to one year, and this period may be extended for an additional year. Doctoral candidates who wish to interrupt their studies must submit a justified request to the academic committee of the doctoral programme, which will decide whether or not to approve the request. Each programme will establish conditions for readmission to doctoral studies.

Extension
If full-time doctoral candidates have not applied to deposit their thesis by the end of the three-year period of study, the academic committee of the programme may authorise an extension of up to one year. In exceptional circumstances, a further one-year extension may be granted, subject to the conditions established by the corresponding doctoral programme. In the case of part-time doctoral candidates, an extension of two years may be authorised. In both cases, in exceptional circumstances a further one-year extension may be granted by the Doctoral School's Standing Committee, upon the submission of a reasoned application by the academic committee of the doctoral programme.

Dismissal from the doctoral programme
A doctoral candidate may be dismissed from a doctoral programme for the following reasons:

  • The doctoral candidate submitting a justified application to withdraw from the programme.
  • The maximum period of study and of extensions thereof ending.
  • The doctoral candidate not having enrolled every academic year (unless he or she has been authorised to temporarily withdraw).
  • The doctoral candidate failing two consecutive assessments.
  • The doctoral candidate having disciplinary proceedings filed against him or her that rule that he or she must be dismissed from the UPC.

Dismissal from the programme implies that doctoral candidates cannot continue studying at the UPC and the closing of their academic record. This notwithstanding, they may apply to the academic committee of the programme for readmission and the committee must reevaluate them in accordance with the criteria established in the regulations.

Organization

COORDINATOR:
ACADEMIC COMMISSION OF THE PROGRAM:
STRUCTURAL UNITS:
  • Department of Architectural Design (PROMOTORA)
Specific URL of the doctoral program:
https://etsab.upc.edu/en/studies/doctoral-programmes

CONTACT:

Secretary’s Office for Doctoral Programmes in Architecture
Tel.: 934 011 875
Secretariadoctorat.utgab@upc.edu


Agreements with other institutions

Other collaborations:
• Collaboration with the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Greece. Foreign. Public.
Description: exchange agreement with students from this university.
• Collaboration with the Politecnico di Milano. Milan. Foreign. Public.
Description: doctoral teaching exchange agreement.
• Collaboration with École d’Architecture de Marseille-Luminy. France. Foreign. Public.
Description: teaching agreement under the framework of Socrates/Erasmus programmes.
• Collaboration with the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaiso. Chile. Foreign. Private.
Description: collaboration in doctoral teaching and thesis supervision.
• Collaboration with the Faculty of Architecture and Urban Planning at the Technical University Cluj-Napoca, Romania. Foreign. Public.
Description: follow-up with candidates’ doctoral thesis research.
• Collaboration with the Universidad Nacional del Litoral. Santa Fe. Argentina. Foreign. Public.
Description: doctoral programme teaching and student exchange.
• Collaboration with the University of São Paulo, Brazil. Foreign. Public.
Description: doctoral programme teaching and student exchange.
• Collaboration with the Architecture School at the University of Bío-Bío, Concepción, Chile. Foreign. Private.
Description: doctoral programme teaching and student exchange.
• Collaboration with the Facultad de San Carlos, at the National Autonomous University of Mexico.
Description: doctoral programme teaching and student exchange.
Collaboration with the Architecture and Urbanism Faculty, FAU-Mackenzie, at the Mackenzie Presbyterian University. São Paulo. Brazil. Private. Foreign.
Description: doctoral programme teaching and student exchange.
• Collaboration with the Faculty of Architecture, Design and Urbanism at the Universidad Nacional del Litoral. Argentina. Public. Foreign.
Description: doctoral programme teaching and student exchange.
• Collaboration with the Universidad de Concepción de Chile. Foreign. Private.
Description: doctoral programme teaching and student exchange.
• Collaboration with universities associated with the Mediterranean Cities Program.
• Collaboration. Princeton University School of Architecture. Private. Foreign.
Description: teaching exchange with the Center for Architecture, Urbanism and Infrastructures (CAUI)
• Collaboration with Tongji University. Foreign. Public.
Description: co-supervision of doctoral theses between professors from the two universities.
Collaboration with the Istanbul Bilgi University. Foreign. Private.
• Collaboration with the Istanbul Technical University. Foreign. Public.
• Collaboration with the Middle East Technical University. Foreign. Public.
• Collaboration with the Lebanese American University. Foreign. Private.
• Collaboration with the American University of Beirut. Foreign. Private.
• Collaboration with Alexandria University. Foreign. Public.
• Collaboration with the Faculty of Architecture at the University of Genoa. Foreign. Public.

Access, admission and registration

Access profile

Given the scientific character of the programme in the field of architectural design, the natural pathway for admission is through official master’s programmes offered by the UPC in Design Theory and Practice, in Sustainable Intervention in the Built Environment (MISMeC) or in Advanced Studies in Architecture-Barcelona (MBArch) with specialisations in Contemporary Design (taught entirely in English); Process, Design and Programming; or Architectural Restoration and Rehabilitation, which will not require candidates to take any additional courses. The admission process to these master’s programmes already ensures that students have the backgrounds necessary to be admitted to the doctoral programme.

In addition to this academic background, certain personal characteristics are considered important, such as an interest in the research projects that are carried out in the programme, having critical and analytical abilities, having initiative, being consistent and persistent with work, being able to work well in a team and being able to communicate properly, both orally and in writing. The doctoral programme’s Postgraduate Committee will resolve any cases in which candidates exhibit peculiar characteristics.

Access requirements

Applicants must hold a Spanish bachelor’s degree or equivalent and a Spanish master’s degree or equivalent, provided they have completed a minimum of 300 ECTS credits on the two degrees (Royal Decree 43/2015, of 2 February)

In addition, the following may apply:

  • Holders of an official degree awarded by a university in Spain or any other country in the European Higher Education Area, pursuant to the provisions of Article 16 of Royal Decree 1393/2007, of 29 October, which establishes official university course regulations, who have completed a minimum of 300 ECTS credits on official university degrees, of which at least 60 must be at the master's degree level.
  • Holders of an official Spanish bachelor’s degree comprising at least 300 credits, as provided for by EU regulations. Holder of degrees of this kind must complete bridging courses unless the curriculum of the bachelor’s degree in question included research training credits equivalent in value to those which would be earned on a master's degree.
  • Holders of an official university qualification who, having passed the entrance examination for specialised medical training, have completed at least two years of a training course leading to an official degree in a health-sciences specialisation.
  • Holders of a degree issued under a foreign education system. In these cases, homologation is not required, but the UPC must verify that the degree certifies a level of training equivalent to an official Spanish master's degree and qualifies the holder for admission to doctoral studies in the country where it was issued. Admission on this basis does not imply homologation of the foreign degree or its recognition for any purpose other than admission to doctoral studies.
  • Holders of a Spanish doctoral qualification issued under previous university regulations.
  • Note 1: Doctoral studies entrance regulations for holders of an undergraduate degree awarded before the introduction of the EHEA (CG 47/02 2014)

    Note 2: Governing Council Decision 64/2014, which approves the procedure and criteria for assessing the fulfilment of academic admission requirements for doctoral studies by holders of non-homologated foreign degrees (CG 25/03 2014)

Admission criteria and merits assessment

Priority will be given to architect applicants with master’s degrees in DPA; in Advanced Studies in Architecture-Barcelona (MBArch) specialising in Process, Design and Programming, or Contemporary Design (taught exclusively in English); or in other subject areas that cover architectural design, urbanism, landscaping, the environment, technology, architectural theory, dwellings or renovation.

If candidates are considered to be underprepared, they will be required to complete bridging courses. These bridging courses may be taken at the UPC from the activities offered by current master’s programmes in the field of architecture.

Criteria for assessing merits (weighting):

• CV and academic transcript: 55%.
• Proposed research project: 20%.
• Interview and work plan: 20%.
• Languages spoken: 5%.

Training complements

The programme’s Postgraduate Committee may require candidates to pass specific bridging courses. In this case, the Committee will monitor the bridging courses and set up appropriate criteria to limit their length.

The courses shall involve training in research, but in no case will candidates be required to enrol in 60 or more ECTS credits.

Depending on the doctoral student activity report, the programme’s Academic Committee may propose measures, in addition to those established by current regulations, that would disassociate candidates who do not meet the established requisites.

Students admitted to the programme with the aforementioned official master’s degrees will not be required to take bridging courses.

For applicants holding other degrees, the Postgraduate Committee will determine, depending on the applicant’s background, which bridging courses, if any, must be taken. Students coming from master’s programmes outside of the UPC must take the number of credits established by the Postgraduate Committee in the aforementioned master’s programmes, which will be recommended by the corresponding research group.

Enrolment period for new doctoral students

In the first half of October.

More information at the registration section for new doctoral students

Enrolment period

In the first half of October.

More information at the general registration section

Monitoring and evaluation of the doctoral student

Procedure for the preparation and defense of the research plan

Doctoral candidates must submit a research plan, which will be included in their doctoral student activity report, before the end of the first year. The plan may be improved over the course of the doctoral degree. It must be endorsed by the tutor and the supervisor, and it must include the method that is to be followed and the aims of the research.

At least one of these annual assessments will include a public presentation and defence of the research plan and work done before a committee composed of three doctoral degree holders, which will be conducted in the manner determined by each academic committee. The examination committee awards a Pass or Fail mark. A Pass mark is a prerequisite for continuing on the doctoral programme. Doctoral candidates awarded a Fail mark must submit a new research plan for assessment by the academic committee of the doctoral programme within six months.

The committee assesses the research plan every year, in addition to all of the other activities in the doctoral student activity report. Doctoral candidates who are awarded two consecutive Fail marks for the research plan will be obliged to definitely withdraw from the programme.

If they change the subject of their thesis, they must submit a new research plan.

Formation activities

Activity: Tutorial.
Hours: 288.
Compulsory.

Activity: Courses.
Hours: 35.
Compulsory.

Activity: Seminars.
Hours: 35.
Compulsory.

Activity: Workshops.
Hours: 18.
Optional.

Activity: Research stays.
Hours: 360.
Optional.

Activity: ETSAB Library workshops.
Hours: 3.
Optional.

Activity: Conference presentations.
Hours: 24.
Optional.

Activity: Publications.
Hours: 1.
Optional.

Activity: Training in information skills.
Hours: 1.5.
Optional.

Activity: Research methodology.
Hours: 12.
Optional.

Activity: Innovation and creativity.
Hours: 8.
Optional.

Activity: Language and communication skills.
Hours: 18.
Optional.

Activity: Assessment based on doctoral student activity report (DAD) and research plan.
Hours: 4.
Compulsory.

Procedure for assignment of tutor and thesis director

The academic committee of the doctoral programme assigns a thesis supervisor to each doctoral candidate when they are admitted or enrol for the first time, taking account of the thesis supervision commitment referred to in the admission decision.

The thesis supervisor will ensure that training activities carried out by the doctoral candidate are coherent and suitable, and that the topic of the candidate’s doctoral thesis will have an impact and make a novel contribution to knowledge in the relevant field. The thesis supervisor will also guide the doctoral candidate in planning the thesis and, if necessary, tailoring it to any other projects or activities undertaken. The thesis supervisor will generally be a UPC professor or researcher who holds a doctoral degree and has documented research experience. This includes PhD-holding staff at associated schools (as determined by the Governing Council) and UPC-affiliated research institutes (in accordance with corresponding collaboration and affiliation agreements). When thesis supervisors are UPC staff members, they also act as the doctoral candidate’s tutor.

PhD holders who do not meet these criteria (as a result of their contractual relationship or the nature of the institution to which they are attached) must be approved by the UPC Doctoral School's Standing Committee in order to participate in a doctoral programme as researchers with documented research experience.

The academic committee of the doctoral programme may approve the appointment of a PhD-holding expert who is not a UPC staff member as a candidate’s thesis supervisor. In such cases, the prior authorisation of the UPC Doctoral School's Standing Committee is required. A UPC staff member who holds a doctoral degree and has documented research experience must also be proposed to act as a co-supervisor, or as the doctoral candidate’s tutor if one has not been assigned.

A thesis supervisor may step down from this role if there are justified reasons (recognised as valid by the committee) for doing so. If this occurs, the academic committee of the doctoral programme will assign the doctoral candidate a new thesis supervisor.

Provided there are justified reasons for doing so, and after hearing any relevant input from the doctoral candidate, the academic committee of the doctoral programme may assign a new thesis supervisor at any time during the period of doctoral study.

If there are academic reasons for doing so (an interdisciplinary topic, joint or international programmes, etc.) and the academic committee of the programme gives its approval, an additional thesis supervisor may be assigned. Supervisors and co-supervisors have the same responsibilities and academic recognition.

The maximum number of supervisors of a doctoral thesis is two: a supervisor and a co-supervisor.

For theses carried out under a cotutelle agreement or as part of an Industrial Doctorate, if necessary and if the agreement foresees it this maximum number of supervisors may not apply. This notwithstanding, the maximum number of supervisors belonging to the UPC is two.

More information at the PhD theses section

Permanence

The academic committee of the programme may authorise an extension of up to one year for full-time doctoral candidates who have not applied to deposit their thesis by the end of the three-year period of study, in the terms outlined in the Academic Regulations for Doctoral Studies of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. In the case of part-time candidates, an extension of two years may be authorised. In both cases, in exceptional circumstances a further one-year extension may be granted by the Doctoral School's Standing Committee, upon the submission of a reasoned application by the academic committee of the doctoral programme.

A doctoral candidate may be dismissed from a doctoral programme for the following reasons:

  • The doctoral candidate submitting a justified application to withdraw from the programme.
  • The maximum period of study and of extensions thereof ending.
  • The doctoral candidate not having enrolled every academic year (unless he or she has been authorised to temporarily withdraw).
  • The doctoral candidate failing two consecutive assessments.
  • The doctoral candidate having disciplinary proceedings filed against him or her that rule that he or she must be dismissed from the UPC.

Dismissal from the programme implies that doctoral candidates cannot continue studying at the UPC and the closing of their academic record. This notwithstanding, they may apply to the academic committee of the programme for readmission and the committee must reevaluate them in accordance with the criteria established in the regulations.

International Mention

The doctoral degree certificate may include International Doctorate mention. In this case, the doctoral candidate must meet the following requirements:

a) During the period of study leading to the award of the doctoral degree, the doctoral candidate must have spent at least three months at a respected higher education institution or research centre outside Spain to complete courses or do research work. The stays and activities carried out must be endorsed by the thesis supervisor and authorised by the academic committee of the programme. The candidate must provide a certifying document issued by the person responsible for the research group of the body or bodies where the stay or activity was completed. This information will be added to the doctoral student’s activity report.
b) Part of the thesis (at least the summary and conclusions) must be written and presented in one of the languages commonly used for science communication in the relevant field of knowledge, which must not be an official language of Spain. This rule does not apply to stays and reports in Spanish or to experts from Spanish-speaking countries.
c) At least two PhD-holding experts belonging to a higher education institution or research centre outside Spain must have issued officially certified reports on the thesis.
d) The thesis examination committee must have included at least one PhD-holding expert from a higher education or research institution outside Spain who was not responsible for the candidate’s stay abroad (point a) above).
e) The thesis defence must have taken place on UPC premises or, in the case of joint programmes, at the location specified in the collaboration agreement.

Learning resources

With regard to the equipment and infrastructure at the Barcelona School of Architecture, both the school and the department have resources available for students and professors.

That which we currently have available is listed here after:

• ETSAB classrooms: 46 rooms with varying capacities, depending on whether it is a theoretical or practical class, 10 of the rooms are for the master’s programme. All have an internet connection and 40 of them have multimedia services (projector, audio and RGB/AV connections), two of which have preinstalled projectors.

• ETSAB computer rooms: 4 computer rooms, each of which are used and which have 21 computers and capacities of 40 students.

Various programmes use the different classrooms, related-information can be found at the following link:
https://etsab.upc.edu/es/servicios/servicio-tic

• The Department Laboratory: a space with 5 PCs, 1 scanner, 1 projector, 1 digital camera, 1 laptop, an A4 laser printer, an A3 ink printer and software (Photoshop, InDesign, AutoCAD, Office 2003).

• The Laboratory of the UPC’s FORM research group: a space with 8 PCs, 2 scanners, 1 laptop, an A4 laser printer, an A3 ink printer and software (Photoshop, InDesign, AutoCAD, Office 2003, VIZ).

• The Laboratory of the UPC’s GIRAS research group: a space with 4 PCs, 1 scanner, an A4 laser printer, an A3 ink printer and software (Photoshop, InDesign, AutoCAD, Office 2003).

• The ETSAB Library whose resources may be consulted on their webpage: https://bibliotecnica.upc.edu/etsab.

Doctoral Theses

List of authorized thesis for defense

  • BANDERAS BRAGA, MARCELO: El corte vertical y las casas modernas en las laderas de Quito (1960 - 1985)
    Author: BANDERAS BRAGA, MARCELO
    Thesis file: (contact the Doctoral School to confirm you have a valid doctoral degree and to get the link to the thesis)
    Programme: DOCTORAL DEGREE IN ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN
    Department: Department of Architectural Design (PA)
    Mode: Normal
    Deposit date: 06/09/2022
    Reading date: pending
    Reading time: pending
    Reading place: pending
    Thesis director: LINARES SOLER, ALFREDO
    Committee:
         PRESIDENT: FERRER FORES, JAIME JOSE
         SECRETARI: ESCODA PASTOR, MARIA CARMEN
         VOCAL NO PRESENCIAL: LLORACH HERRERO, ENRIC
         VOCAL NO PRESENCIAL: ESTEBAN MALUENDA, ANA MARIA
         VOCAL NO PRESENCIAL: FREDIANI I SARFATI, ARTURO
    Thesis abstract: Modern architecture arrived in Quito through a complex process of assimilation of the lessons and values that emerged in Western Europe and the United States in the early 20th and late 19th centuries.The location of Quito on the Andes mountains required an appropriate way of introducing an architecture that, as Colin Rowe has indicated, focused its attention on the exploration of space as a mainly horizontal condition, beyond any vertical freedom that it had enjoyed for over two thousand years. In response to these challenges a group of architects between 1960 and 1985 designed a series of modern houses that managed to respond to the physical, environmental, technological, and cultural conditions of a city that until the first decades of the 20th century was isolated from more technological developed countries. The location of these houses on the mountainous hills of the city, pushes us to evaluate and question the dependence on the plan as the primary graphic tool used in the analysis or these projects, which today are seen as fundamental for local modern architecture. By shifting the emphasis from the horizontal cut of the plan to the vertical cut of the section, a tectonic dimension is introduced into the design and analytical process, connecting space and form to conditions of load, materiality and sensory perception. In this investigation we will see how the vertical cut, due to its capacity to make evident the material assemblies used in the different elements that come into contact with the ground, as well as those that rise more lightly toward the sky, tend to reveal architectural intentions which are usually hidden behind the finished surface of a project. In these the tectonic objectives used to give character or perceptual value to the different spaces, introducing notions of techné as the ontological essence of architecture.This led to the creation of an architecture that implicitly or explicitly incorporated the horizontal fluidity typical of early 20th century modern space with the vertical openness of the courtyard house. This typological cross between pavilion and courtyard, more than a nostalgic crossbreeding between past and present, arose from an objective response to the external topographic, environmental and phenomenological forces to which the young architects of this period responded. Therefore, the vertical cut of the house, and its placement on one or more platforms located on different levels, altered the idea of the architectural object as an isolated pavilion, where the exterior garden, more than an open and continuous space becomes a series of courtyards with clear physical and dimensional limits, resulting from the displacement of the bearing walls of the tradicional house to the perimeter of the site, generating an ambiguous reading between what is inside and outside.In this sense, the irregular topography of the sloping sites on which the modern houses were built between 1960 and 1985, can be seen not only as a constructive challenge, but as a catalyst that led to spatial, morphological and material solutions of great value. For this reason, independent of the particular strategy of vertical cut used, we find in the section and the horizontal and vertical displacement of certain elements such as slab, wall or roof, an ideal design tool for the investigation of architectural form, materiality, space and sensory perception.In conclusion, despite the fact that the modern movement assigned to the plan or horizontal cut the role of primary design tool, this investigation proposes that the section, rather than a drawing that only emphasizes the technical and material aspects of a building, is one that allows the architect to think of space as directly related to place, where space is intertwined with the sensory conditions of perception and the world as experience by the human body.

Last update: 24/09/2022 04:45:16.

List of lodged theses

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Last update: 24/09/2022 04:30:26.

List of defended theses by year

  • ARANIBAR DEL ALCAZAR, JUAN CARLOS: La forma en la arquitectura residencial de Richard Neutra. 1950-1965
    Author: ARANIBAR DEL ALCAZAR, JUAN CARLOS
    Thesis link: http://hdl.handle.net/10803/674241
    Programme: DOCTORAL DEGREE IN ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN
    Department: Department of Architectural Design (PA)
    Mode: Normal
    Reading date: 25/04/2022
    Thesis director: FERRER FORES, JAIME JOSE | PIÑON PALLARES, HELIODORO

    Committee:
         PRESIDENT: ROVIRA LLOBERA, TERESA
         SECRETARI: GASTON GUIRAO, CRISTINA
         VOCAL NO PRESENCIAL: LABARTA AIZPUN, CARLOS
         VOCAL NO PRESENCIAL: CERVERO SÁNCHEZ, NOELIA
         VOCAL NO PRESENCIAL: GALVÁN DESVAUX, NOELIA
    Thesis abstract: The PhD thesis THE FORM IN RICHARD NEUTRA'S RESIDENTIAL ARCHITECTURE. 1950-1965, investigates the maturity of the professional career of the architect Richard Neutra (1892-1970) focusing on the single-family house. From the extensive bibliographic documentation of the architect, the research focus on a period of his architectural production in which he is intensely dedicated to residential architecture.The research examines the relationship between the structure and the formal conception of the residential project, confirming the importance of technique in the design process. Formal coherence and structural logic define Neutra's modern project that adapts to the needs of the clients and the characteristics of the site. The asymmetrical plants and fluid modern matrix distributions illustrate Neutra's spatial dynamism and commitment to the individuality of its inhabitants. A dynamic and expansive principle governs the composition of the residential project that projects the home into the landscape. Neutra identifies the environmental qualities of the site, the characteristics of the context and of the tradition, and evaluates the incidence of natural factors in the project to provide the best environmental conditions for users.Contextualized in Richard Neutra's trajectory and arranged chronologically, 67 single-family houses are analyzed, examining the functional demands, the site conditions and the coherence between form, construction system and materiality.Methodologically, the research starts from the digital reconstruction of the project, confirming formal logic and structural understanding, reflecting the consistency of the modular approach as an instrument of economy and formal rigor. The linear gantry system is transformed into a structural framework that combines load-bearing wall bays and adapts to the strict orthogonal frame. The axonometric perspective examines the constructive sequence of the project, identifying the implantation mechanisms in the terrain, the structural system and the autonomy and specialization of the construction components. The three-dimensional reconstruction also illustrates the techniques of assembly and constructive articulation of the specialized components that express the material condition of the construction and the aesthetic refinement of the modern project. The logic of construction establishes the order of the space and characterizes the interaction with the environment. The wide overhangs underline the spatial continuity of the domestic project and establish a sequence of intermediate spaces. The coherence of the formal logic of the project orders the architectures of connection and the transitions between spaces try to enrich the sensory experience of the inhabitants.Through the analysis of Richard Neutra's domestic project, the constants of the architect in the field of single-family housing are illustrated, underlining the continuities, which allow establishing an analytical taxonomy and a confirmation of the architect's methodical, constructive and formal discipline.

  • ERAZO SOLINES, JUAN ELÍAS: Enrique Ciriani y la Escuela de París (Grupo Uno). Entre la pedagogía y la práctica
    Author: ERAZO SOLINES, JUAN ELÍAS
    Thesis link: http://hdl.handle.net/10803/674246
    Programme: DOCTORAL DEGREE IN ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN
    Department: Department of Architectural Design (PA)
    Mode: Normal
    Reading date: 22/04/2022
    Thesis director: LINARES SOLER, ALFREDO

    Committee:
         PRESIDENT: LLOBET RIBEIRO, XAVIER
         SECRETARI: CASALS PAÑELLA, JOAN
         VOCAL: OBON I SAN JOSÉ, DAVID
         VOCAL: SALOMON, LAURENT
         VOCAL: ALBORNOZ GARCÉS, DIEGO
    Thesis abstract: This PhD dissertation deals with the importance of having a methodological teaching for architecture education and its future professional practice, taken as a reference Enrique Ciriani and the Grupo UNO pedagogical contributions. This knowledge was applied in San Francisco of Quito University architecture design classes; to evaluate, validate and verify its compatibility with the new teaching systems that have evolved in time.This practice arises from the need to transmit to teachers and students an architecture pedagogy which is based on its own principles and elements, and Enrique Ciriani's grammar definition has been worked during this thesis process, to provide the students a design language to allow them to work with a better confidence.The exercise that has been taken as reference was the 30 x 30, which was used by Grupo UNO in the first year. It allowed to teach the students spatial displacement combined with architecture principles and elements. In the same way the teachers of Grupo UNO, who acquired this knowledge, had applied it in their own professional projects. They can be observed in this research.During the research process the importance of carrying out a registry was emphasized. It made possible to follow up the entire design process: sketching as a basic tool, main ideas, preliminary studies and sequential exercises. Additionally, clear rules were provided for each exercise, in one side the design tools and in the other side the methodology. All this process has been photographed for future assesments. As a result of this thesis, a verifiable grammar based on spatial displacement, principles, and elements, was obtained.This research is a synthesis of Enrique Ciriani and Grupo UNO pedagogy and the acquired knowledge and experience of the architect that returns to the academy to feedback it. The contribution of this doctoral thesis it narrow the gap between theory and practice in architecture education, as well as to leave a file to transmit this pedagogy to both: teachers and students.

  • LÓPEZ ANDRADE, JAIME EDUARDO: La forma urbana en áreas naturales protegidas: El caso del archipiélago de Galápagos. Puerto Ayora en la Isla de Santa Cruz y el proyecto de la ciudad endémica
    Author: LÓPEZ ANDRADE, JAIME EDUARDO
    Thesis link: http://hdl.handle.net/10803/674284
    Programme: DOCTORAL DEGREE IN ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN
    Department: Department of Architectural Design (PA)
    Mode: Normal
    Reading date: 25/04/2022
    Thesis director: GONZALEZ RAVENTOS, AQUILES | BARDÍ MILÀ, BERTA

    Committee:
         PRESIDENT: SOLAGUREN-BEASCOA DE CORRAL, FELIX
         SECRETARI: PARGA VÁZQUEZ, ANDREA MARÍA
         VOCAL: GIORDANO, PAOLO
         VOCAL: BOADA JUNCA, MARTI
         VOCAL: FREDIANI I SARFATI, ARTURO
    Thesis abstract: The Galapagos archipelago is one of the best preserved protected natural ecosystems on the planet. It is recognized around the world as a privileged tourist destination and advertised as a haven of pristine nature. Thanks to its volcanic geology and isolated geographical position in the Pacific Ocean, it has very specific environments that have made it home to very particular species that exist only in this area, and it has been declared by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. However, the Galapagos archipelago is also home to more than 30,000 permanent inhabitants and receives more than 275,000 tourists a year. Its various human settlements have followed an urbanization process that has been mostly ignored in planning and conservation management. Despite being considered one of the most studied territories in the world, the study of architecture and urban planning in the Galapagos has been relegated, in most cases, to information surveys on the existing infrastructure. Due to the belief that the community is harmful to the environment, human settlements have been excluded from the protection policy that applies to most of the territory. This has led to a neglected urban space, which is inserted in the middle of the protected space, generating conflicts between both spatial definitions. Despite everything, the shape of the city has had to respond to the physical geography of the archipelago, which has defined the position and shape of the urban areas and the agricultural territory. This thesis analyzes the construction of the urban form of the Galapagos archipelago in relation to the islands¿ geographical conditions and volcanic landscape, and the way in which the city has been built either taking into account or ignoring the physical conditions of the geographical structure so unique to Galapagos.This thesis is composed of two Volumes. The First Volume analyzes, from a historical and morphological perspective, the development process of the city of Puerto Ayora on the island of Santa Cruz, studying the relationship between the built environment and the protected environment in a logic of scale. First, an analysis of the city and its components is conducted in relation to its immediate surroundings. Second, a reading of the city is made in relation to the surrounding region, which in the case of the archipelago is defined by the island that contains the city. Third, the position of Galapagos in world geography and the international political landscape is studied. Finally, a generic position is established, which allows for the application of general concepts to a particular case. The interaction between the natural environment and the built environment serves as a common denominator throughout the chapters.The Second Volume of this thesis presents a retrospective of the Galapagos International Architecture Studio, an academic program carried out by the author, which was developed over 8 consecutive years, and which brought together more than 280 students and 40 professors from different parts of the world to create architectural proposals in the urban-natural context of Galapagos. In this Second Volume, the proposals developed in this workshop are selected and classified based on different scales: first a building scale, where the design of the individual object prevails, a second scale that explores the border condition between urban space and protected space, and a third, a territorial scale that develops general strategies linked to the restrictions on the territory due to its insularity.

  • MOLARINHO MARQUES, SARA CRISTINA: Juha Leiviskä. Una aproximación fenomenológica a su arquitectura
    Author: MOLARINHO MARQUES, SARA CRISTINA
    Thesis link: http://hdl.handle.net/10803/673985
    Programme: DOCTORAL DEGREE IN ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN
    Department: Department of Architectural Design (PA)
    Mode: Normal
    Reading date: 22/03/2022
    Thesis director: DOMINGUEZ MORENO, LUIS ANGEL

    Committee:
         PRESIDENT: SOLAGUREN-BEASCOA DE CORRAL, FELIX
         SECRETARI: FERRER FORES, JAIME JOSE
         VOCAL: DOMINGUES HIPOLITO, FERNANDO MANUEL
         VOCAL: CANEDO NEVES, VICTOR MANUEL
         VOCAL NO PRESENCIAL: ESPOSITO GALARCE, FERNANDO MAURICIO
    Thesis abstract: The interest in the impact of architecture on its inhabitants and their perception of space lead to question how the spatial experience is considered during the project phase to understand the influence of project decisions on the experience of inhabiting. In this point lies the main motivation of this thesis, whose main objective is to analyze architecture from a phenomenological approach, through three significant works of the architect Juha Leiviskä, considering sensory parameters and the haptic experience of his architecture. Thus, this research uses the local and cultural context of Finnish architecture, based on the work of Juha Leiviskä and Juhani Pallasmaa¿s writings about phenomenology, to establish a dialogue between architectural theory and practice.From there, three fundamental concepts are proposed from a phenomenological approach to the architecture: place, spatiality and its phenomenon, and time. On one side, the place characteristics with its physical, cultural, and social context that allow us to explore architect¿s intentions. While the analysis of built space, with its design feature, considers the phenomena that are perceived by the different senses in architecture: such as light, matter and sound; among other attributes of the projects such as geometry, the space syntax, the relationship with history and formal and stylistic aspects. Finally, time allows us to understand the perception, experience of the users, how architect¿s intentions are manifested in the inhabitant¿s experiences, and a more interpretative and hermeneutic conclusion of the works.In that order, the three architectural works of Juha Leiviskä that are analyzed: the Männistö Church, in Kuopio; the library, kindergarten and housing complex in Vallila; and the Bethlehem cultural center, in Palestine. Three specific works to understand his architectural process and how his architecture affects daily experiences. These projects are in two countries and in different cultures, in Finland and Palestine, which allow us to understand how the architecture adapts to different realities and different physical and socio-cultural contexts, always valuing the memory of the place and its historical relationship. Based on these projects, themes such as the relationship of architecture with the urban- or landscape- scale, with history and vernacular architecture are approached. This research also considers interdisciplinary influences, such as music and abstract painting, on the Juha Leiviskä¿s architecture.The analysis of these three works has allowed to identify elements and architectural intentions that are repeated, and to verify that the creation of different atmospheres is highly related with the genius loci. Juha Leiviskä¿s architecture shows a high level of sensory complexity, recognized by his mastery of natural light, the sensibility to sound and the exploration of materials, so that the analysis of his work has allowed to value the corporeal experience in architecture and the importance of considering special phenomena from the design process.This investigation concludes that Juha Leiviskä¿s design process is based on a dialogue between dwell and living, between the inhabitants and the architect, in a continuum process. In addition, the phenomenological point of view of architecture can be translated to a way of educating and making architecture from spatial phenomena, to build sensitives architectures, with positive influences for our dwelling.

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Title:La forma urbana en áreas naturales protegidas: El caso del archipiélago de Galápagos. Puerto Ayora en la Isla de Santa Cruz y el proyecto de la ciudad endémica
Reading date:25/04/2022
Director:GONZALEZ RAVENTOS, AQUILES
Co-director:BARDÍ MILÀ, BERTA
Mention:No mention
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01/06/202101/06/2022Claus per a la detecció i diagnosi de les comunitats d’alta vulnerabilitat socioresidencial - Fase 3Centre de Cooperació per al Desenvolupament de la UPC
15/04/202115/06/2022Assessorament per establir criteris per a la implantació i el disseny de nou habitatge protegit a Sant Cugat del VallèsSPM PROMOCIONS MUNICIPALS S. CUGAT
01/04/202131/08/2021Estudi urbà respecte a la peatonalització del carrer de la Unió i la construcció d'un equipament municipal pluridisciplinar situat al mateix vial.AJUNTAMENT DE CASTELLOLI
30/03/202130/09/2022Cohabitem Barcelona: cinc casos d’estudi a Ciutat Vella per a la reutilització urbana i el foment de models productius innovadorsAjuntament de Barcelona
18/01/202131/12/2021Tesina Industrial APCE: Industrialización i Sostenibilidad en la Vivienda PlurifamiliarAPCE-ASOCIACION PROMOTORES DE CATALUNYA
01/01/202131/12/2021Arquitectes jardiners de Barcelona 1888-1992Ajuntament de Barcelona; Ceràmica Collet SA (Sio-2)
11/12/202030/06/2021L’objecte del contracte és la realització del projecte consistent en un assessorament tècnic i en una exposició d’arquitectura/disseny urbà de material elaborat pel grup de recerca GIRAS de la UPC. AYUNTAMIENTO DE MONTBLANCH
01/12/202030/11/2021Co-disseny i co-fabricació de solucions de millora de la qualitat de vida en comunitats del RavalBARCELONA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY F
07/09/202029/01/2021Estudi de peatonalització del carrer de la Unió de Castellolí i reconversió del Centre Municipal actual com a Centre Cívic, Centre per a la gent gran i una botiga agropecuària de productes de proximitAJUNTAMENT DE CASTELLOLI
15/06/202031/12/2020Conveni col.laboració entre la UPC i l'Ajuntament d'Olot per a la realitzció d'una activitat docent relacionada amb la futura construcció d'una piscina municipal coberta a la ciutatAJUNTAMENT D'OLOT
01/05/202030/04/2021Claus per a la detecció i diagnosi de les comunitats d'alta vulnerabilitat socioresidencial - Fase 2Centre de Cooperació per al Desenvolupament de la UPC
01/03/202028/02/2021Earth Architecture WorkshopCentre de Cooperació per al Desenvolupament , UPC
01/03/202028/02/2021Claus per a la detecció i diagnosi de les comunitats d’alta vulnerabilitat socioresidencial - Fase 2Centre de Cooperació per al Desenvolupament , UPC
01/03/202028/02/2021ARQUITECTURAS PORTÁTILES: VISERAS DE PROTECCION FACIAL FRENTE AL COVID19Centre de Cooperació per al Desenvolupament , UPC
29/01/202031/12/2020Tesina Industrial APCE: COLIVING Una alternativa colaborativa a la vivienda tradicional en Barcelona.Asociación Española de Promotores Públicos de Vivienda y Suelo
27/11/201931/08/2020Activitat de Continuïtat Càtedra Blanca de 1999 a 2018CEMEX ESPAÑA OPERACIONES S.L.U.
15/11/201914/02/2020Assistència Tècnica per a la redacció d'un informe sobre consultes de rehabilitació relacionades amb els edificis 1, 2 i 4 de Can BagariaAjuntament de Cornellà de Llobregat
15/11/201931/12/2019Assistència tècnica per a la redacció d'un informe sobre consultes de rehabilitació relacionades amb els edificis 1,2 i 4 de Can Bagaria.AJUNTAMENT CORNELLA DE LLOBREGAT
22/10/201915/01/2021Estudi d’un Arxiu Comarcal del Bages situat al Centre Històric de ManresaAJUNTAMENT MANRESA
20/05/201919/02/2020MACONCRETAGAUR. Agència de Gestió d'Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca
09/05/201931/08/2019Aportació per estudi Biblioteca Pública d'OlotAJUNTAMENT D'OLOT
01/04/201930/09/2019Estudi, projecció i disseny d'un centre d'esports per a la població de La Pobla de Claramunt.AYUNTAMIENTO DE LA POBLA DE CLARAMU
01/03/201931/12/2020Barcelona Ecotech-mobility house: taller de projectes arquitectònics i urbanisme sobre el futur de la Seat-Mobility house a la Barcelona Metropolitana”.FUNDACIO C INNOVACIO I TEC CIT UPC
01/03/201928/02/2020Claus per a la detecció i diagnosi de les comunitats d'alta vulnerabilitat socioresidencial - Fase 1Centre Cooperació per al Desenvolupament
16/01/201931/12/2019Tesina Industrial APCE: Estudio sobre Flexibilidad y las Nuevas Formas de Habitar de la Vivienda ContemporáneaAsociación Española de Promotores Públicos de Vivienda y Suelo
14/01/201913/01/2021Patrocini per la recerca en relació a/'Sistemes Domòtics aplicats al Projecte Residencial/'GIRA IBERICA SL
01/01/201931/12/2021Indicadores socio-espaciales para la mejora del parque habitacional en zonas vulnerables. Criterios de actuación en los casos de las Áreas Metropolitanas de Barcelona y BilbaoAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/01/201930/07/2021Relació de la nota d’accés a la universitat amb el rendiment acadèmic a les assignatures dels estudis d’ArquitecturaUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya
01/09/201831/08/2019Activitat de Continuïtat Càtedra Blanca de 1999 a 2017CEMEX ESPAÑA OPERACIONES S.L.U.
01/03/201828/02/2019CCD 2018-O007 Tercera Fase Ampliación del C.E.M Mlomp Blouf - Reconstrucción de un muro y un porche de la bibliotecaCentre de Cooperació per al Desenvolupament , UPC
01/03/201828/02/2019CCD 2018-O008 Continuidad del Programa de Mejora del Habitat y de Reconstrucción antisísmica en BhimpedhdiCentre de Cooperació per al Desenvolupament , UPC
12/02/201831/10/2018Subvenció per un exercici acadèmic d'una Residencia i Centre de Dia per a la Gent Gran a Aleixar.AYUNTAMIENTO DE ALEIXAR
15/10/201714/10/2020Integrative Multidisciplinary People-centered Architectural Qualification & TrainingEuropean Commission
15/03/201715/09/2019El Menjar i l'espai públic urbà. Barcelona com a cas d'estudi.ACUP--ASSOCIACIÓ CATALANA UNI.PUB

Teaching staff and research groups

Research projects

START DATEEND DATEACTIVITYFINANCING ENTITY
14/02/202230/07/2022L'estudi del projecte es realitza a la Bocana d'Empuriabrava que es troba entre la platja d'Empuriabrava i la platja de la Ravina.AJUNTAMENT DE CASTELLÓ D'EMPÚRIES
10/12/202110/06/2023Reviure als terrats (REV-TER)Ajuntament de Barcelona
10/12/202110/06/2023Reviure als terratsAjuntament de Barcelona; Fundació La Caixa
01/11/202130/01/2022Estudi d'un equipament Cultural i Recreatiu a la Plaça de Braus d'Olot i el seu entorn urbàAJUNTAMENT D'OLOT
17/09/202131/12/2022Binibèquer Vell. El paisatge de la tradicióINSTITUT MENORQUI D'ESTUDIS
22/07/202131/12/2021Jardiners de Barcelona 1888-1992Ajuntament de Barcelona
01/07/202131/12/2021Ajudes material docent ETSAB 2021Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
30/06/202131/03/2023Arquitectura ante el riesgo climático. Diagnosis de la capacidad resiliente del ecosistema construido del levante peninsular ante episodios de climatología extrema.FUNDACIÓN BBVA
10/06/202131/07/2026Contracte per la col·laboració en el projecte executiu i posterior direcció d’obra per a la construcció una nova almàssera d’oli per a la cooperativa Coselva al municipi de La Selva del Camp.COSELVA-AGRICOLA I SECCIO DE CREDIT
01/06/202101/06/2022Claus per a la detecció i diagnosi de les comunitats d’alta vulnerabilitat socioresidencial - Fase 3Centre de Cooperació per al Desenvolupament de la UPC
15/04/202115/06/2022Assessorament per establir criteris per a la implantació i el disseny de nou habitatge protegit a Sant Cugat del VallèsSPM PROMOCIONS MUNICIPALS S. CUGAT
01/04/202131/08/2021Estudi urbà respecte a la peatonalització del carrer de la Unió i la construcció d'un equipament municipal pluridisciplinar situat al mateix vial.AJUNTAMENT DE CASTELLOLI
30/03/202130/09/2022Cohabitem Barcelona: cinc casos d’estudi a Ciutat Vella per a la reutilització urbana i el foment de models productius innovadorsAjuntament de Barcelona
18/01/202131/12/2021Tesina Industrial APCE: Industrialización i Sostenibilidad en la Vivienda PlurifamiliarAPCE-ASOCIACION PROMOTORES DE CATALUNYA
01/01/202131/12/2021Arquitectes jardiners de Barcelona 1888-1992Ajuntament de Barcelona; Ceràmica Collet SA (Sio-2)
11/12/202030/06/2021L’objecte del contracte és la realització del projecte consistent en un assessorament tècnic i en una exposició d’arquitectura/disseny urbà de material elaborat pel grup de recerca GIRAS de la UPC. AYUNTAMIENTO DE MONTBLANCH
01/12/202030/11/2021Co-disseny i co-fabricació de solucions de millora de la qualitat de vida en comunitats del RavalBARCELONA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY F
07/09/202029/01/2021Estudi de peatonalització del carrer de la Unió de Castellolí i reconversió del Centre Municipal actual com a Centre Cívic, Centre per a la gent gran i una botiga agropecuària de productes de proximitAJUNTAMENT DE CASTELLOLI
15/06/202031/12/2020Conveni col.laboració entre la UPC i l'Ajuntament d'Olot per a la realitzció d'una activitat docent relacionada amb la futura construcció d'una piscina municipal coberta a la ciutatAJUNTAMENT D'OLOT
01/05/202030/04/2021Claus per a la detecció i diagnosi de les comunitats d'alta vulnerabilitat socioresidencial - Fase 2Centre de Cooperació per al Desenvolupament de la UPC
01/03/202028/02/2021Earth Architecture WorkshopCentre de Cooperació per al Desenvolupament , UPC
01/03/202028/02/2021Claus per a la detecció i diagnosi de les comunitats d’alta vulnerabilitat socioresidencial - Fase 2Centre de Cooperació per al Desenvolupament , UPC
01/03/202028/02/2021ARQUITECTURAS PORTÁTILES: VISERAS DE PROTECCION FACIAL FRENTE AL COVID19Centre de Cooperació per al Desenvolupament , UPC
29/01/202031/12/2020Tesina Industrial APCE: COLIVING Una alternativa colaborativa a la vivienda tradicional en Barcelona.Asociación Española de Promotores Públicos de Vivienda y Suelo
27/11/201931/08/2020Activitat de Continuïtat Càtedra Blanca de 1999 a 2018CEMEX ESPAÑA OPERACIONES S.L.U.
15/11/201914/02/2020Assistència Tècnica per a la redacció d'un informe sobre consultes de rehabilitació relacionades amb els edificis 1, 2 i 4 de Can BagariaAjuntament de Cornellà de Llobregat
15/11/201931/12/2019Assistència tècnica per a la redacció d'un informe sobre consultes de rehabilitació relacionades amb els edificis 1,2 i 4 de Can Bagaria.AJUNTAMENT CORNELLA DE LLOBREGAT
22/10/201915/01/2021Estudi d’un Arxiu Comarcal del Bages situat al Centre Històric de ManresaAJUNTAMENT MANRESA
20/05/201919/02/2020MACONCRETAGAUR. Agència de Gestió d'Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca
09/05/201931/08/2019Aportació per estudi Biblioteca Pública d'OlotAJUNTAMENT D'OLOT
01/04/201930/09/2019Estudi, projecció i disseny d'un centre d'esports per a la població de La Pobla de Claramunt.AYUNTAMIENTO DE LA POBLA DE CLARAMU
01/03/201931/12/2020Barcelona Ecotech-mobility house: taller de projectes arquitectònics i urbanisme sobre el futur de la Seat-Mobility house a la Barcelona Metropolitana”.FUNDACIO C INNOVACIO I TEC CIT UPC
01/03/201928/02/2020Claus per a la detecció i diagnosi de les comunitats d'alta vulnerabilitat socioresidencial - Fase 1Centre Cooperació per al Desenvolupament
16/01/201931/12/2019Tesina Industrial APCE: Estudio sobre Flexibilidad y las Nuevas Formas de Habitar de la Vivienda ContemporáneaAsociación Española de Promotores Públicos de Vivienda y Suelo
14/01/201913/01/2021Patrocini per la recerca en relació a/'Sistemes Domòtics aplicats al Projecte Residencial/'GIRA IBERICA SL
01/01/201931/12/2021Indicadores socio-espaciales para la mejora del parque habitacional en zonas vulnerables. Criterios de actuación en los casos de las Áreas Metropolitanas de Barcelona y BilbaoAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/01/201930/07/2021Relació de la nota d’accés a la universitat amb el rendiment acadèmic a les assignatures dels estudis d’ArquitecturaUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya
01/09/201831/08/2019Activitat de Continuïtat Càtedra Blanca de 1999 a 2017CEMEX ESPAÑA OPERACIONES S.L.U.
01/03/201828/02/2019CCD 2018-O007 Tercera Fase Ampliación del C.E.M Mlomp Blouf - Reconstrucción de un muro y un porche de la bibliotecaCentre de Cooperació per al Desenvolupament , UPC
01/03/201828/02/2019CCD 2018-O008 Continuidad del Programa de Mejora del Habitat y de Reconstrucción antisísmica en BhimpedhdiCentre de Cooperació per al Desenvolupament , UPC
12/02/201831/10/2018Subvenció per un exercici acadèmic d'una Residencia i Centre de Dia per a la Gent Gran a Aleixar.AYUNTAMIENTO DE ALEIXAR
15/10/201714/10/2020Integrative Multidisciplinary People-centered Architectural Qualification & TrainingEuropean Commission
15/03/201715/09/2019El Menjar i l'espai públic urbà. Barcelona com a cas d'estudi.ACUP--ASSOCIACIÓ CATALANA UNI.PUB

Quality

The Validation, Monitoring, Modification and Accreditation Framework (VSMA Framework) for official degrees ties the quality assurance processes (validation, monitoring, modification and accreditation) carried out over the lifetime of a course to two objectives—the goal of establishing coherent links between these processes, and that of achieving greater efficiency in their management—all with the overarching aim of improving programmes.

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Monitoring

Accreditation

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