Barcelona at ground level (Barcelona a ras de suelo), new book by Danae Esparza, available in December

City ground design , which is usually studied from a purely technical perspective and linked to the materials and their characteristics, is a key element in the construction of the image of the city, whether by repetition and extension -the case of panot in Barcelona-, or by individualization and intensity-as it happens with special  or artistic pavements. Continue reading Barcelona at ground level (Barcelona a ras de suelo), new book by Danae Esparza, available in December

On the w@terfront: two new articles pre-publish in RCUB

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Vol. 58 article by

Concha Diez-Pastor Iribas (Dra. Arquitecta)

Directora de investigación ACTA – Architectology (Asociación para la investigación de la Composición y la Teoría de la Arquitectura). Investigadora principal del WISE.DEVIATIONSproject (ATCH.160103) de ACTA – Architectology, en el que se encuadra este trabajo Continue reading On the w@terfront: two new articles pre-publish in RCUB

Barcelona: Polígonos de Vivienda (Barcelona: Housing States, II) New article in On the w@terfront vol 57, nr 2. Published in RACO

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Public space in housing estates: Montbau and Ciutat Meridiana (Barcelona)
In Barcelona, ​​the estates of massive housing evolve in different typologies that culminate in the period of maximum immigration between the years 52 and 75, with the greater production of housing and the development of large groups that are developed based on the functional city, The standardization of the housing unit as a strategy of economic efficiency and the unitary nature of operations, which in typological terms is translated into the adoption of a repetitive and serial composition based on the isolated block and spaces of great extension between the buildings Destined to green area, which brings as a consequence problems with a disjointed position with the rest of the urban fabric, little definition of the public space, lack of equipment and collective infrastructure. The application of this standard as an efficient solution to the demand of housing from a quantitative aspect, will have as a consequence urban groups that will have different results in their processes of future integration to the city, reason why it becomes necessary to determine and to discover which are those other factors that facilitate or hinder the set of events and processes to become pieces of city. Continue reading Barcelona: Polígonos de Vivienda (Barcelona: Housing States, II) New article in On the w@terfront vol 57, nr 2. Published in RACO

Barcelona: Polígonos de Vivienda (Barcelona: Housing States, I) New article in On the w@terfront vol 57, nr 1. Published in RACO

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Some aspects of housing policies in Barcelona
The city of Barcelona experiences during the 20th century an immigration phenomenon that has repercussions on the  problem of housing deficit, which has become especially significant since the 1950s by a series of political, economic and social factors. One of the ways to address this deficit will be through so-called housing states (polígonos) that
define a new relationship between housing and city, and that will have a strong urban impact with the formation of a new periphery and the formation of metropolitan Barcelona. Continue reading Barcelona: Polígonos de Vivienda (Barcelona: Housing States, I) New article in On the w@terfront vol 57, nr 1. Published in RACO

City Street3: TRANSITIONAL STREETS: NARRATING STORIES OF CONVIVIAL STREETS. (Call for Papers)

The recent acceleration of the world’s mobility has no doubt affected city streets. This is manifested in the increased rate of transactions, communication channels, trans-nationalism, and the unprecedented influx of refugees within ‘new’ contexts. Within this context, a pertinent question on transitional streets seeks to highlight their status quo and examine embedded stories reflecting realities, potentials and possibilities for conviviality.

Continue reading City Street3: TRANSITIONAL STREETS: NARRATING STORIES OF CONVIVIAL STREETS. (Call for Papers)

Now available the conferences of the course “Paisajes urbanos. La imagen artística de las ciudades portuarias atlánticas (siglos XVI-XXI)”. UIMP 2017

Santander. Universidad Internacional Menéndez y Pelayo. Agosto 2017 Continue reading Now available the conferences of the course “Paisajes urbanos. La imagen artística de las ciudades portuarias atlánticas (siglos XVI-XXI)”. UIMP 2017