Each student is
asked to present a Manifesto of
his/her work during the first part of the course from the 10th of
September to the 19th of October.
Although following a
continuous evaluation throughout this period, this last submission will weigh
40% of the coursework. Other factors that have influenced the mark are
participation in class with constructive arguments and in googlegroups, meeting
deadlines and adding cultural facts with your drawings and debate.
The Manifesto should
be presented in the format of a book, clear and well edited, and bound by hand.
The model to follow is the series of books by Actar (Barcelona) VERB:
fonts, layout (way of communication + the relationship between text, photos,
schemes and drawings). Attached is a link to the publisher’s website http://www.actar.es/
We insist: your book
should belong to the series VERB, so, adjust yourself to the existing graphic
design and size.
The title of the
individual book should be Manifesto of
Re-Reading Naked House/House at Lège/Villa Bollen/Maison Bordeaux/House at
Baiao. Depending on the selected Story by each student.
The content should show the process of working during
0. The original
story of the house and its drawings.
1. The initial presentation
to the Spanish team (of course this part is only for the Canadian students).
2. The reading of
the stories and the criterion for selecting one particular one.
3. The photomontages
focusing on concepts of the chosen Story - 20th century concept and its transformation
into the 21st century.
4. The drawing of
the action the demonstrated the Cultural element that turned the 20th
century house into a 21st century house. Each student showing
clearly his/her contribution to the proposal. Therefore, individual drawing and
collective drawing should be included.
5. The technical
drawing - A SECTION OF A DETAIL - of the action in the space of the original house.
In this point you can include those details by your partners in the case you
consider them important. Also, feel free to edit them to make them better.
6. The most
interesting conversations between the members of the team, how they built the
arguments and came to a consensus of how to move forward with the proposals.
Finally, a short evaluation/reflection on the teamwork/team effort.
8. Manifesto: you
should finish summarizing your vision for Re-reading architecture.
This exercise provides two focal points: It is a reflection and a manner of editing the drawings
- To go back to the
original story and reflect on what you proposal offers/adds to the original
house. Try to imagine what the original architect would think of your drawings.
For instance, the drawing of Action and Technical drawing (this last one should
be a drawing where you make the effort to use it as an opportunity for design,
create a new solution.)
- This entitles to
go back to the drawings and redefine them if needed after having received the
feed-back from the CRITS and your partners.
- Think as an editor
working for Actar. This means to follow the layout of the publishing company
and be critical in the way of deciding what and how your drawings/writings are selected
into your book. The style of writing should be academic, not to write in first
person or in a way of a diary.
of October the book should posted in the blog with the program of ISSUU.
of October the Manifesto in paperbook should be handed in Ottawa, on the 2nd
November in Alicante.
The aim is to
organize a competition between the books and send the winners to the architects
authors of the houses!
This system of access to housing in which we can bring down the windows when we want it makes the sound of nature (movement of trees, wind, rain, etc) to flow through the house and be able to penetrate inside and coexist with the wind instrument that sounds within.
MANUEL SEMPERE DÍAZ
Irene Cortizo Jiménez
What will happen when somebody is cooking, it will make a noise that will mix with the flute´s sound, it can be good but it can also be annoying. But... this is coexistence!
Juan Antonio Alvarado Cano
Skylight Accordion - Coexisiting is enjoy.
Javier Torres Soler
Esther Moreno Romero de Ávila
-Two actions in the same space: work and relationship with the family. Nature is now inside the house through all the spaces-
Macu de la Vega Cartagena
Alicia Fernández Serrano
Luis Ortiz Martínez
Alfonso Melero Beviá
"The aim of the intervention is to be able to divide the house into pieces to make the residents more bounded to the nature when it's needed. By this view, the patio, as a part of the house which is both related with the interior and the exterior, is converted into a pavement with hexagonal wood patterns which can be raised as a chair or a table while not being aparted from the grass ground to manage hosting the neighbours or the coffee breaks."
Neus Giménez Agulló
José Manuel Rodríguez Cañizares
Álvaro Madero Carrasco
Cristina Carpintero López
Alba Mª Castillo Marqués
Águeda Contreras Garcia
To enjoy the perfection of our wines we need a series of specific environmental conditions accompanying the five senses in the enjoyment of wine.
In the environment in which the house is located, depending on the day and time these conditions may be abroad or not, for this reason it is necessary to create two types of places for tasting. One of them would be the "natural area": space fully adapted to the terrain in which the user is completely free to choose how you want to enjoy this moment. The other stations is the call "artificial space" built in that place where everything is controlled, where the atmosphere is right regardless of what happens on the outside.