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Academic Year/course: 2017/18

470 - Bachelor's Degree in Architecture Studies

30742 - 8B Projects

Syllabus Information

Academic Year:
30742 - 8B Projects
Faculty / School:
110 - Escuela de Ingeniería y Arquitectura
470 - Bachelor's Degree in Architecture Studies
Second semester
Subject Type:

5.1. Methodological overview

The development of the design exercises is weekly guided  by teachers. The learning process is based on a continued training.  The teaching methodology is based on experimentation and personal research, logically guided and nourished with the resources provided by teachers. The creative process is not understood as a copy, it is rather thought as the continuation of exemplary projects. The student is provided with a specific bibliography directly related to the proposed topics. Each student must analyze these projects performing interpretive sketches in his personal notebook.

5.2. Learning tasks

Theory lectures, one hour per week. The lesson, addressed to all students, will be based on issues related to the proposed exercise. These classes are intended to illustrate and form the visual intelligence of the student.

 Design reviews in the Workshops, individualizad on the work of each student. These critics will be conducted in small groups of 15 students, so that the student may participate in the comments, not only about his/her project, but on the other classmates.

 Design critics. For the whole class these sessions are conducted referring to selected projects that can enlighten all students.

 Intermediate and final jurys, involving external professors.

 Visit to external centres.

5.3. Syllabus

The pograma deepens in the construction of the immediate environment of the project. While the proposed architecture is defined special interest is considered in relationship with the environment in which it is inserted it is provided.


The program includes the following topics:

- The construction of public space

- Projects in the landscape

- The definition of the project environment

- The metropolitan garden

- Infrastructure and architectural project

- Mechanisms of spatial relationship between the project and the place that builds

5.4. Course planning and calendar

Each of the two exercises is publicly presented to all students in the first week. The presentation includes the reference to the main objectives.

Each project is developed in seven weeks, with weekly theory lessons for the whole group.

Students are divided in groups, as many as necessary, being optimal a maximum of fifteen students per professor.

Each exercise will have an intermediate presentation.

Final presentations will be evaluated following common criteria developed by the professor in charge of the subject.

A final jury will be conducted for the whole class. 

5.5. Bibliography and recommended resources

Jellicoe, Geoffrey. El paisaje del hombre, editorial Gustavo Gili, Barcelona, 1995.

McHarg, Ian. Proyectar con la naturaleza, editorial Gustavo Gili, Barcelona, 2000.

Laurie, Michael. Introducción a la arquitectura del paisaje, editorial Gustavo Gili, 1983.

AA.VV. Rehacer paisajes (catálogo de la 1ª Bienal Europea de Paisaje), editorial Caja de Arquitectos, 2000.

AA.VV. Jardines insurgentes (catálogo de la 2ª Bienal Europea de Paisaje), editorial Caja de Arquitectos, 2002.