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Theory and History of Architecture

This doctoral programme is designed for architects or graduates in the humanities, archaeology or fine arts who hold a master’s degree in architecture, archaeology or the humanities, identical or equivalent to the master’s programme offered by the Department and who wish to write a doctoral thesis on the history or theory of arts and architecture supervised by one of the professors from the Department. The creation of this thesis may require bridging courses be taken from the master’s programme, as the doctoral programme does not offer classes.

The thesis, on a novel subject matter or taking a new approach, supported by primary and secondary sources, drafted in English or Spanish, on a topic involving the history or theory of art or architecture, will be carried out in two stages: the first, a year of research during which candidates will come up with a research plan that must be submitted to and approved of by a panel, and the second, the execution of said thesis. Thesis supervisors and the Doctoral Committee, along with two external reports, will assess and accept the thesis before it may be presented to an examination committee.

The department will provide candidates with access to the library and School databases.

COORDINATOR

Montaner Martorell, Jose M.

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 multidisciplinary nature of the scientific field of the programme, there are a wide range of degrees that qualify applicants for admission.

In general, the programme is directed at those who are interested and who, in addition to meeting the standard credit requirements, are prepared and have interest in carrying out research with assistance from the professors in the programme. Thus, preference will be given to applicants that have previously completed a master’s programme in a related subject matter and are interested in the lines of research considered in the programme, and who are mature, able to express themselves clearly and have research experience.

Specific admission requirements
To give more detail, applicants’ academic backgrounds must meet the following requirements:
Candidates must have completed undergraduate and master’s studies in architecture, geography, history, history of art or the humanities (or less similar fields such as archaeology, journalism, tourism, etc.) and must be interested in carrying out doctoral-level research in an area related to the theory and history of architecture, art and cities. Compliance with these requirements will be assessed by weighting the measures that follow:
• The appropriateness of applicants’ undergraduate and master’s background in terms of contents and performance.
• Level of maturity, measured via candidates’ explanations of their academic backgrounds, research interests and motivations.
• Previous research experience via collaborations and publications in which the candidate has participated.
• Similarity of the proposal with programme research groups’ and professors’ lines of work.
It is important that applicants’ academic intentions and interests line up with the areas and lines of research that are followed by professors in this doctoral programme.
You can find information about said master’s programme at the following link: https://www.upc.edu/es/masteres/estudios-avanzados-en-arquitectura-barcelona-mbarch.

The following requirements have also been established:

• Applicants must have command of Spanish and English; knowledge of other languages will be considered positively, as it allows access to a wide range of bibliographic resources.
• In order to define what bridging courses will be necessary for students to be admitted to the programme, the applicant’s background and research experience will be considered.

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

8

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 History and Theory of Architecture and Communication Techniques (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

On the international level, the programme has collaborated consistently over the last ten years, with professors from various doctoral programmes at the following institutions: Politecnico di Torino, Politecnico di Milano, the Department of Architecture at the University of Ferrara, Università di Roma La Sapienza, the University of Bologna, Università di Venezia (IUAV), the University of Trieste, the University of L’Aquila, Instituto Superior Técnico, UTL Lisboa, the Faculty of Architecture at the University of Porto, École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture Paris-Malaquais, HafenCity Universität Hamburg, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Professors from various Latin-American universities also participate in the programme, including: Universidad del Litoral (Santa Fe, Argentina), Mackenzie Presbyterian University (São Paulo, Brazil), Universidad Federal de Bahia (Salvador de Bahia, Brazil), Universidad de Palermo (Buenos Aires, Argentina), Universidad Nacional de la Plata, UNC (Córdoba, Argentina), the Faculty of Architecture at the National Autonomous University of Mexico, etc.

Because of the lines of research associated with the programme, we have kept a close relationship with various institutions, such as the Historical Archives at the Architects’ Association of Catalonia (COAC), the Barcelona History Museum (MUHBA), the Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona (CCCB), Arts Santa Mònica and the Queen Sofia National Art Museum in Madrid. As per the stipulations in the new Decree, agreements have been set up with these institutions to incorporate them as external partners of the programme. The top two institutions, due to their regular collaboration with programme and because they have similar strategic research missions, are the Historical Archives at the COAC and the MUHBA.

Access, admission and registration

Access profile

Given the multidisciplinary nature of the scientific field of the programme, there are a wide range of degrees that qualify applicants for admission.

In general, the programme is directed at those who are interested and who, in addition to meeting the standard credit requirements, are prepared and have interest in carrying out research with assistance from the professors in the programme. Thus, preference will be given to applicants that have previously completed a master’s programme in a related subject matter and are interested in the lines of research considered in the programme, and who are mature, able to express themselves clearly and have research experience.

Specific admission requirements
To give more detail, applicants’ academic backgrounds must meet the following requirements:
Candidates must have completed undergraduate and master’s studies in architecture, geography, history, history of art or the humanities (or less similar fields such as archaeology, journalism, tourism, etc.) and must be interested in carrying out doctoral-level research in an area related to the theory and history of architecture, art and cities. Compliance with these requirements will be assessed by weighting the measures that follow:
• The appropriateness of applicants’ undergraduate and master’s background in terms of contents and performance.
• Level of maturity, measured via candidates’ explanations of their academic backgrounds, research interests and motivations.
• Previous research experience via collaborations and publications in which the candidate has participated.
• Similarity of the proposal with programme research groups’ and professors’ lines of work.
It is important that applicants’ academic intentions and interests line up with the areas and lines of research that are followed by professors in this doctoral programme.
You can find information about said master’s programme at the following link: https://www.upc.edu/es/masteres/estudios-avanzados-en-arquitectura-barcelona-mbarch.

The following requirements have also been established:

• Applicants must have command of Spanish and English; knowledge of other languages will be considered positively, as it allows access to a wide range of bibliographic resources.
• In order to define what bridging courses will be necessary for students to be admitted to the programme, the applicant’s background and research experience will be considered.

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

Candidates must have a high level of knowledge to be admitted to the programme and to successfully complete the required research for their theses on time.
• Academic transcript (weighting: 15%).
• Personal contact via e-mail and telephone interviews (weighting: 30%).
• Motivation letter (weighting: 30%).
• Knowledge of languages (weighting: 15%). Value that could be changed depending on the kind of research that the applicant wishes to carry out.
• Research experience (weighting: 10%).

Training complements

The academic committee for the programme may require that doctoral students 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.

Upon admission, the Academic Committee will assign a supervisor to each new candidate, and for those who did not take the master’s programme in Theory and History of Architecture or the MBArch master’s programme in Advanced Architecture Studies-Barcelona specialisation in Theory, History and Culture, bridging courses will be assigned from these programmes.

The number and type of subjects ideal for complementing applicants’ training will depend on their academic backgrounds and the expectations expressed in their motivation letters.

Enrolment period for new doctoral students

First enrolment will take place after the admission decision, if it is issued after the general enrolment period.

More information at the registration section for new doctoral students

Enrolment period

Enrolment, generally, takes place during the month 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: Publications.
Hours: 200.
To be completed during the stage of drafting the thesis.
Optional.

Activity: Participation in research projects associated with the doctoral programme.
Hours: 120.
Dedication will depend on the similarity between research topics, but as a guide, will require a minimum of 10 hours per week during at least three months.
Optional.

Activity: Mobility.
Hours: 480.
Optional.

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

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

Activity: Research methodology.
Hours: 12.
Optional.

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

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

Activity: Courses and seminars.
Hours: 50.
To be completed at the beginning of training.
Optional.

Activity: Workshops.
Hours: 15.
Optional.

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 regards to resources, the support that our programme receives from University services and UPC libraries is significant and provides us with access to experts in information and documentation resources to thus prepare candidates with specific information and documentation techniques and tools.


Fundamental parts of this learning takes places in the following places:

• In computer rooms that are available to candidates.
• In the ETSAB library’s seminar room, where bibliographic and document collections can be worked with directly.

Doctoral Theses

List of authorized thesis for defense

  • JAIMES BOTÍA, SAMUEL: La vivienda en Bucaramanga (1948 - 1962): Una crítica a la modernidad en Colombia
    Author: JAIMES BOTÍA, SAMUEL
    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 THEORY AND HISTORY OF ARCHITECTURE
    Department: (THATC)
    Mode: Normal
    Deposit date: 26/11/2020
    Reading date: 04/03/2021
    Reading time: 16:30
    Reading place: Sala de Graus ETSAB - UPC Campus Sud - Av Diagonal 649 - videoconferència: meet.google.com/twb-xuus-tie
    Thesis director: GUARDIA BASSOLS, MANUEL | RAMÍREZ NIETO, JORGE VICENTE
    Committee:
         PRESIDENT: MUNTAÑOLA THORNBERG, JOSE
         SECRETARI: MONCLUS FRAGA, FRANCISCO-JAVIER
         VOCAL NO PRESENCIAL: DIAZ GUERRERO, RUTH MARCELA
    Thesis abstract: The housing market designed in Bucaramanga during the study period of the fifties not only shows the transfer of technical knowledge through international cooperation, but also, the capitalist frenzy for the consumption of technology as a form of ideological containment, demonstrates the enthusiasm of entrepreneurs and industrialist through innovation and the development of new techniques and materials that express a new modernized lifestyle. Formal experimentalism in search of this ¿lifestyle¿ by local architects was more linked to the inter-institutional ¿corporate link¿ of particular interests in the exploration and yields of the construction of residential projects together with bureaucratic planning and foreign financing that was in search of accessibility of housing to the lower classes of workers and peasants which migrated to the city to reduce a real deficit, particularly the spatial changes of housing, in e.g... kitchens, sewing rooms, libraries, courtyards, interior gardens and exterior gardens, roads and urban public spaces, which gave distinction and exclusivity expressing the ¿social ascent¿ of the middle classes and the ¿progress¿ of an emerging business, industrial and commercial society of Bucaramanga residents. This ideological modernization of ¿great expectations of progress¿ is synthesized in the urban actions of Bucaramanga, the houses made in the foothills of the Sotomayor neighborhoods (Bolarquí); El Prado and Cabecera del Llano, for the emerging business, industrial and commercial society, the houses made in the small plateaus of the southern periphery in the neighborhoods of La Victoria, La Salle and Conucos for the working classes, and those made by self-construction in the archipelagos of the northern periphery and the western escarpment of the Arenales neighborhoods like, Kennedy , Las Olas, La Joya and Campo Hermoso of workers in order to contain the communist advance and moderately cover the housing deficit in Bucaramanga. The purpose of this thesis is a critical reflection of the inter-institutional cooperation and interests that determined the urban and architectural development of the Bucaramanga plateau, an academic contribution to the modernization of the city, that managed to recover the scattered and little valued information in missing files in order to take advantage of its knowledge in the reconstruction and to develop the ideas from the evidences found all though a deceptive but indispensable form of work for the understanding of today's metropolitan area of a contemporary city. Precisely, because this is it, the case of an intermediate city such as Bucaramanga, its contribution to possible comparative approximations is undeniable, it offers multiple references at the Latin American level, especially to OEA member states.

Last update: 27/02/2021 06:03:59.

List of lodged theses

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Last update: 27/02/2021 06:03:16.

List of defended theses by year

  • VILLA CARRERO, JUAN MANUEL: Obra Seminal de Anne Griswold Tyng (1951-1953) y su relación con Louis Isadore Kahn: La búsqueda por integrar espacio y estructura a partir de la geometría de la materia
    Author: VILLA CARRERO, JUAN MANUEL
    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 THEORY AND HISTORY OF ARCHITECTURE
    Department: (THATC)
    Mode: Normal
    Reading date: 08/01/2021
    Thesis director: PIZZA DE NANNO, ANTONIO

    Committee:
         PRESIDENT: DIAS SANTOS PEDROSA, PATRÍCIA ALEXANDRA
         SECRETARI: SANZ ESQUIDE, JOSE ANGEL
         VOCAL NO PRESENCIAL: BERTOLA DUARTE, ROVENIR
    Thesis abstract: The emergency of complex phenomena in our time has forced creators to reconnect knowledge in design, since at the moment, most of them have fragmentary and hyper specialized inertia. Due to this, nowadays, in architecture the interest for hidden or little-known historic figures, related to science and technology, that for years looked for answers of design within the interconnection of different dimensions of reality, especially in conjunction with models of generative systems.This condition or problem on the daily chore allows us to approach to more general topics around the way man comes into contact with ideas and how it materializes them. In this case, the specific interest lies in how this happens in the architecture of the North American Northeast, or more exactly in the North American derivations of European theories, around the middle of the 20th century. That is, the moment in which there was a traffic of figures of science and technology between Europe and North America, which nurtured the architecture.Specifically, this text is interested in the figure of the architect A. G. Tyng, who maintained a strong professional and personal relationship with L. I. Kahn, one of the most notable figures of twentieth-century architecture. In this way, the initial concern was; how did she reconnect knowledge and how she materialized her seminal work between 1951 and 1953? Then, the objective of this thesis is to decipher the set of norms and rules that make up the practical theoretical world of A. G. Tyng, through the exegesis of his seminal work between 1951 and 1953, and his special relationship with L. I. Kahn.The answer to our research question was constructed from a qualitative descriptive-critical view, in which the inductive inferences, the abduction and methodologic empiricism prevailed. The physical description was privileged in this document, thanks to its presence in the present, what allowed it we face the theory and phenomena manifesto, as well as its comprehension and its internal laws¿. Couple with the above, it is important to highlight that this thesis approached a different angle than usual, and at the same time, opened a space of historiographical experimentation where the hypotheses of these great stories were tested.The results of the study indicated how the ideal of progress, coupled with science and technology in the mid-20th century United States, fueled a traffic of ideas between the professional and educational worlds. This generated a readjustment in the reductive and totalizing architectural models, dominant at that time, a fact that guided A. G. Tyng in the process of articulating fragmented knowledge in disciplines or fields of knowledge towards interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary reflexive models close to generative systems. Namely, it helped her in her search for tomorrow's structures.In conclusion, this process contributed to the construction of a new critical path for architecture and provided evidence to rearrange the history of L. I. Kahn, one of the great figures of architecture. He also delegated to us the bases of the visionary theories of A. G. Tyng, which represents an invaluable collection for research interested in the affinity to numbers and their similarity with computer-aided design logics or their similarity with design, close to the scientific paradigm or complex thought. Keywords: Tyng, Kahn, Seminal Work, Geometry, Science and technology, Structure.

Last update: 27/02/2021 06:02:46.

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Mention:No
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Mention:No
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Rodriguez, C. (2018). Arquitectura. Balanç per activitats 2017.

Rodriguez, C. (2019). Arquitectura 2018: Balanç per activitats.

Auban, M. (2018). El mito de la ciudad informal.Afectos negativos en la producción y vivencia del barrio de La Mina.

Tanok Yegin, Merve Tuba (2018). FEMINIST POLITICAL ECOLOGY OF RIGHT TO THE CITY. MASCULINE PRODUCTION OF SPACE IN ISTANBUL (2000-2017) AND DIALECTICS OF FEMINIST PRODUCTION OF SPACE.

Rodriguez, C. (2019). Hombres de condición inquieta y despegada: el fascinante espectáculo de la precariedad.

AUTHOR:BORDAS EDDY, MARTA
Title:Universal Accessibility: On the need of an empathy-based architecture.
Reading date:10/02/2017
Director:USANDIZAGA CALPARSORO, MIGUEL M.
Co-director:HEDMAN, MARKKU
Mention:No
RELATED PUBLICATIONS
AUTHOR:GRANELL TRIAS, ENRIQUE
Title:EL PAPEL DE LAS ASOCIACIONES, SINDICATOS Y COLEGIOS PROFESIONALES DE ARQUITECTOS EN LA CULTURA ARQUITECTÓNICA CATALANA 1874-1977
Reading date:05/07/2016
Director:RAMON GRAELLS, ANTONI
Mention:No
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Granell, E. (2016). Francesc Català-Roca y la fotografía de arquitectura.

Lopez Dorado, Alba (2016). Coderch abans de Coderch. l'obre de Coderch a Sitges (1942-1951).

Rafart Degracia, Rosa (2016). Materials Ideas.

Valls Torregrosa, Irene (2016). El campus de la ciutat universitària de Mèxix: amb els peus a Mesoamarica i la mirada sobre Europa.

Domènech García, Paula (2016). Formalització d'espais de transició. L'espai col-lectiu en blocs d'habitatge i la crisi dels anys cinquanta.

Vargas Segura, Juan Jose (2016). ARQUITECTURA POSTINDUSTRIAL A SABADELL.

Fruitós Trubat, Marçal (2016). NOU EQUIPAMENT AL BARRI DE ST. MARTÍ PROVENÇALS ( BARCELONA).

Mas Garcia, Francesc (2016). DE CAP A L'AIGUA - CERDANYOLA DEL VALLÈS.

Ortiz Nakamura, Jordi (2017). RESIDÈNCIA PER A LA 3ª EDAT AL CARRER COMPTAL. BARCELONA.

Giral Garcia, Jordi (2017). Gótico en l'Eixample.

Salvatierra Falque, Lide (2017). Reintegración del tejido industrial Can Feu & Hostafrancs, Sabadell.

Prat Trallero, Sandra (2017). La llar del bany a la plaça. c/ Pere IV amb c/ de Fluvià. Barcelona.

Noé Pereira, Lidia (2017). Escola de permacultura a Can Monmany, Valldoreix.

Granell, E. (2016). Cuatro notas para un centenario. - Años diez - Revista de poesía, ISSN: 2341-4219

Granell, E. (2017). Los confines de la casa.

Research projects

START DATEEND DATEACTIVITYFINANCING ENTITY
01/09/201931/08/2022A CANON of Theatre Technical HistoryCommission of European Communities
14/01/201928/02/2019Redacció d’un guió per a un vídeo d’uns 8’ de durada sobre la història de l’arquitectura de Barcelona per al Museu d’Història de Barcelona. Localització i selecció del material gràfic amb el qual es pINSTITUT DE CULTURA DE BARCELONA
07/01/201931/01/2020Contrato de servicios entre la Fundación ICO y la UPC para el Diseño de la Exposición Ideas de casas mediterráneas en el Museo ICO, dentro del programa de actividades del área de arte para el año 2019FUNDACION ICO
07/01/201931/03/2020Contrato de servicios entre la Fundación ICO y la UPC para el comisariado de la Exposición Ideas de casas mediterráneas en el Museu ICO, dentro del programa de actividades del área de arte en el 2019FUNDACION ICO
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
01/03/201828/02/2019CCD 2018-O031 Proyecto de fortalecimiento de la comunidad refugiada en el asentamiento informal situado en el exterior del Centro de Detención de Moria, mejora y adecuación de las infrastructures.Centre de Cooperació per al Desenvolupament , UPC
01/01/201831/12/2020La revolución del entorno cotidiano obrero y popular: vivienda y espacio urbano en el distrito de Nou Barris de Barcelona, 1950-1975AGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/01/201831/12/2020La arquitectura española en los medios de comunicación internacionales: publicaciones, exposiciones, congresos (Primera parte: 1940-1975)AGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
16/11/201729/12/2017Ideació d’una producció videogràfica sobre els mercats de ferro i BarcelonaAjuntament de Barcelona
14/11/201731/12/2018Actualització del Pla d'acció cultural d'Esparraguera: Teatre de La Passió d'Esparreguera.Diputació de Barcelona
01/11/201731/10/2019DIAGNOSIS Innovating a crucial profession in Building and construction sectorEuropean Commission
26/10/201730/04/2018Realització d'un treball tècnic sobre l'estat actual de les sales privades de Catalunya excepte de Barcelona.INSTITUT CATALA DE LES EMPRESES
27/07/201731/03/2018Els teatres privats: anàlisis de l'estat actual i propostes d'intervencio en matèria d'accessibilitat, seguretat i dotació d'equipament.CONSORCI DEL PLA DE REHABILITACIO I
04/04/201730/09/2017Modificació i adaptació normativa del projecte bàsic de rehabilitació, reforma i ampliació del teatre de les RoquetesAJUNTAMENT SANT PERE DE RIBES
29/03/201711/05/2017Ponència/'Fer ciutat a través dels mercats/' el 31 de març de 2017INSTITUT DE CULTURA DE BARCELONA
30/01/201730/04/2017Estudi històric del Teatre ArnauAjuntament de Barcelona
01/01/201731/12/2019ARQUITECTURA, CIUTAT I CULTURA. UNA PERSPECTIVA INTERDISCIPLINÀRIA I ANTROPOLÒGICA: CULTURA I PENSAMENT FRONT L'ESPAI URBÀAgència de Gestió d'Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca (Agaur)
30/12/201631/12/2020Observatorio de Espacios Escénicos: Cartografía teatral: EspañaMIN DE ECONOMIA Y COMPETITIVIDAD
22/06/201631/12/2016Comissariat de l'exposició/'Mercat i Ciutat: memòria del Born/'INSTITUT DE CULTURA DE BARCELONA
01/10/201530/11/2015Flexibilitat i jerarquies de gènere a les tipologies residencials del Patronat Municipal de l'Habitatge de BarcelonaAjuntament de Barcelona; Patronat Municipal de l'Habitatge de Barcelona
12/03/201513/11/2015Redacció d'un llibre sobre/'L'arquitectura del mercat del Born i la seva restauració/'INSTITUT DE CULTURA DE BARCELONA
27/01/201531/03/2015Tasques de redactor d'un article a l'obra Homenatge a la RepúblicaARA LLIBRES, Sccl
01/01/201531/12/2018Topología del espacio urbano: reconocimiento, análisis y cartografía de espacios frágiles en la ciudad contemporáneaMIN DE ECONOMIA Y COMPETITIVIDAD

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Research projects

START DATEEND DATEACTIVITYFINANCING ENTITY
01/09/201931/08/2022A CANON of Theatre Technical HistoryCommission of European Communities
14/01/201928/02/2019Redacció d’un guió per a un vídeo d’uns 8’ de durada sobre la història de l’arquitectura de Barcelona per al Museu d’Història de Barcelona. Localització i selecció del material gràfic amb el qual es pINSTITUT DE CULTURA DE BARCELONA
07/01/201931/01/2020Contrato de servicios entre la Fundación ICO y la UPC para el Diseño de la Exposición Ideas de casas mediterráneas en el Museo ICO, dentro del programa de actividades del área de arte para el año 2019FUNDACION ICO
07/01/201931/03/2020Contrato de servicios entre la Fundación ICO y la UPC para el comisariado de la Exposición Ideas de casas mediterráneas en el Museu ICO, dentro del programa de actividades del área de arte en el 2019FUNDACION ICO
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
01/03/201828/02/2019CCD 2018-O031 Proyecto de fortalecimiento de la comunidad refugiada en el asentamiento informal situado en el exterior del Centro de Detención de Moria, mejora y adecuación de las infrastructures.Centre de Cooperació per al Desenvolupament , UPC
01/01/201831/12/2020La revolución del entorno cotidiano obrero y popular: vivienda y espacio urbano en el distrito de Nou Barris de Barcelona, 1950-1975AGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/01/201831/12/2020La arquitectura española en los medios de comunicación internacionales: publicaciones, exposiciones, congresos (Primera parte: 1940-1975)AGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
16/11/201729/12/2017Ideació d’una producció videogràfica sobre els mercats de ferro i BarcelonaAjuntament de Barcelona
14/11/201731/12/2018Actualització del Pla d'acció cultural d'Esparraguera: Teatre de La Passió d'Esparreguera.Diputació de Barcelona
01/11/201731/10/2019DIAGNOSIS Innovating a crucial profession in Building and construction sectorEuropean Commission
26/10/201730/04/2018Realització d'un treball tècnic sobre l'estat actual de les sales privades de Catalunya excepte de Barcelona.INSTITUT CATALA DE LES EMPRESES
27/07/201731/03/2018Els teatres privats: anàlisis de l'estat actual i propostes d'intervencio en matèria d'accessibilitat, seguretat i dotació d'equipament.CONSORCI DEL PLA DE REHABILITACIO I
04/04/201730/09/2017Modificació i adaptació normativa del projecte bàsic de rehabilitació, reforma i ampliació del teatre de les RoquetesAJUNTAMENT SANT PERE DE RIBES
29/03/201711/05/2017Ponència/'Fer ciutat a través dels mercats/' el 31 de març de 2017INSTITUT DE CULTURA DE BARCELONA
30/01/201730/04/2017Estudi històric del Teatre ArnauAjuntament de Barcelona
01/01/201731/12/2019ARQUITECTURA, CIUTAT I CULTURA. UNA PERSPECTIVA INTERDISCIPLINÀRIA I ANTROPOLÒGICA: CULTURA I PENSAMENT FRONT L'ESPAI URBÀAgència de Gestió d'Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca (Agaur)
30/12/201631/12/2020Observatorio de Espacios Escénicos: Cartografía teatral: EspañaMIN DE ECONOMIA Y COMPETITIVIDAD
22/06/201631/12/2016Comissariat de l'exposició/'Mercat i Ciutat: memòria del Born/'INSTITUT DE CULTURA DE BARCELONA
01/10/201530/11/2015Flexibilitat i jerarquies de gènere a les tipologies residencials del Patronat Municipal de l'Habitatge de BarcelonaAjuntament de Barcelona; Patronat Municipal de l'Habitatge de Barcelona
12/03/201513/11/2015Redacció d'un llibre sobre/'L'arquitectura del mercat del Born i la seva restauració/'INSTITUT DE CULTURA DE BARCELONA
27/01/201531/03/2015Tasques de redactor d'un article a l'obra Homenatge a la RepúblicaARA LLIBRES, Sccl
01/01/201531/12/2018Topología del espacio urbano: reconocimiento, análisis y cartografía de espacios frágiles en la ciudad contemporáneaMIN DE ECONOMIA Y COMPETITIVIDAD

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