Microarchitecture. BAU


Topic: Microarchitecture

Briefing: The goal of the course is to to experience a dimension of design between architecture and interior, a dimension big enough not to be a product, small enough not to be architecture. In the course we will investigate our proximal space examining relations between body and space.

Space is the boundless three-dimensional extent in which objects exist and events occur and have relative position and direction.

Physical space is often conceived in three linear dimensions, although modern physicists usually consider it, with time, to be part of a boundless four-dimensional continuum known as spacetime.

What: Students will design a space traslating one of the followign concepts/activities into space:

Love, Rest, Contemplate, Meditate, Play, Listen, Eat, Pray

Dimensions: The installation of the students will take a maximunt amount of space of 2m x 2 m x 2m, everything has to fit this maximum space, there is no limit for about the minimum space.

Basic Attributes of the designed space:

Light – Heavy – Light – Dark – Open – Closed – Smooth – Rough – Empty – Full – Sunny – Shady – Orderly – Chaotic – Silent – Noisy – Natural- Artificial – Warm – Cold – Sharp – Soft – Private – Public – Calm – Excited – Comfortable – Uncomfortable


Tutor information

Direction: Luca Macrì.  He holds a degree from Università di Torino and is an architect, interior designer and urban cyclist. He was Interior design visiting professor at Dongduk University in Seoul (South Korea). He’s actually teaching Interior architecture for the Design program at NABA in Milan and he is visiting professor of Micro-architecture at BAU Design College of Barcelona (Spain). In The Supremacy of Interiors (Espress Edizioni, publication pending), he explores design for the body’s proxemic space, going beyond and enhancing the concept of interior architecture. Founder of LAM studio.

Juan Pablo Quintero. Architect graduated from the Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism of the Central University of Venezuela in 1991. Granted by high academic achievement, attends the Master in History and Criticism of Architecture at the School of Architecture at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia, UPC. PhD student in the Department of Architectural Composition. Founder and CEO of Mediodesign since 2001. Since then, combines his professional activity in the areas of industrial design and architecture with teaching. Visiting Professor at the most prestigious design schools in Barcelona, as Elisava, IED Istituto Europeo di Design, School of Design BAU, University of Barcelona UB and the Polytechnic of Catalonia UPC, among others. He is director of a permanent program of workshops in Design and Digital Manufacturing since 2008 at its facilities in Mediodesign, attended by international students.

Mediodesign coordination: María Teresa León. Architect graduated from the Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism of the Central University of Venezuela in 1991. Scholarship from the Spanish Ministry of Culture, he studied Architectural Restoration in Madrid, 1992. Master in Sustainable Building with Earth at L’Ecole d’Architecture de Grenoble France in 1995. Co-founder of Mediodesign in 2001. Currently he is general producer, sales manager and coordinator of academic programs of the studio.

School: Design College of Barcelona BAU→

Direction: Luca Macrí, Juan Pablo Quintero

Coordination BAU: Piero dal Pozzo

Date: March-April- May 2013

Hours: 30 h

Place: Mediodesign / BAU

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