Global Architecture and Design Newsletter, Spring 2014, Issue III
Last week students in the Global AD program in Barcelona presented this semester’s work: proposals for the future transformation of the Besòs river of Barcelona.
The review stage included 1 to 1, 1 to 100, 1 to 500, 1 to 1000 and 1 to 2000 scale documents, models and materials. Presentations included videos, animations and digital assets and processes while students’ prototypes showed a combination of advanced technological methods: laser cutting, 3D printing, CNC milling and Arduino.
Close up of final models and site projections
Through their proposals, student demonstrated their knowledge regarding speculative praxis, transcription prototypes, digital tools and Fab Lab potentials; skills learned throughout the courses taken this semester: Future Cities Design Studio, Future Cities Seminar, and Science and Technology Workshops.
Some students during their presentations
Along with their studio instructors (Antonio Sanmartín and Javier Peña), students were happy to have several guest critics: Maria Aiolova (Global AD Academic Director), Jaime Coll (Professor at ETSAB-UPC), Areti Markopoulou (Director, IAAC Masters Programs) and Silvia Brandi (IAAC Academic Coordinator) who provided them with additional reviews and feedback.
It was a wonderful conclusion to the inaugural semester of the program and we’re all looking forward to the Fall Global AD program!
CIEE Barcelona Global AD Team