Theme: TEXT | Image | Light | Object | Figure | Text | Space

The theme TEXT is devoted to understanding the relationships between the current architectural debate and the principles of modern architecture from the readings of representative texts of each time. From the analysis of the selected readings, the topics that are common to the architecture of both periods and those which are specific to each one are identified. The contents of the texts are interpreted and represented using a mixed technique: essays, posters, animated texts and blogs.

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Flanjak, Alexandra-Contemporary architecture

Softwares make it possible to create complex organic 3-dimensional forms. But mimicry in association with architecture specifies a deeper understanding of biological behaviour or system and its connection to form and function.Compared to eg. Antoni Gaudí or Frei Otto nature has a more accurate influence on their design.

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UMVA Unitat Mòbil de Vídeo Arquitectura

Desde el año 2102, la asignatura “SDR Sistemas de Representación” de la Escuela de Arquitectura La Salle y el LOOP Festival llevan a cabo el programa UMVA-Unidad Móvil de Video Arquitectura. El objetivo de este programa es promover la aplicación del video – como herramienta de análisis y medio de comunicación – en el estudio del espacio habitado. Este estudio abarca: 1. observar la interacción entre las personas y los espacios que habitan, 2. averiguar los significados y valores que los habitantes otorgan a los lugares y 3. transmitir los resultados del estudio a través de vídeos. Los estudiantes de arquitectura realizan los vídeos con la tutela de los profesores de arquitectura y artistas seleccionados por el LOOP Festival.

En esta sexta edición de la UMVA, los barrios que se van a estudiar son Trinitat Nova, Plus Ultra y Vallcarca. En esta ocasión los creadores propuestos por el LOOP Festival para ejercer de tutores son Miquel García, Mireia Sallarès y Claudio Zulian.



SDR:FIGURE 2016-17

The theme FIGURE is about the fundaments of color theory. Interaction of shape and color in two-dimensional compositions. Abstract and concrete painting. The form of musical and painterly compositions (synesthesia). Perception of form as structure or Gestalt. Composition systems.



SDR:TEXT 2016-17

The theme TEXT is devoted to understanding the current architectural debate from the readings of representative texts. From the analysis of the selected readings, the topics are identified. The contents of the texts are interpreted and represented using a mixed technique: essays, posters, animated texts and blogs.



SDR:IMAGE/SPACE 2015-16

During the course SDR 2015-16, the themes Image and Space have been dedicated to analyze through photography and video three neighborhoods of Barcelona, Plus Ultra, Vallcarca and Trinitat Nova. These urban areas have been chosen within the framework of the Prohabit project to verify the impact that the urban transformations have had on their inhabitants.

In addition, the UMVA project has been developed for 5 years in the space theme, a collaborative project developed by the School of Architecture La Salle and the Loop Festival with the aim of using video as a tool to document how people use space. The artists Mireia Sallarès, Claudio Zulian and Miquel Garcia have guided the students in carrying out their work.



SDR:TEXT 2015-16

The theme TEXT is devoted to understanding the relationships between the current architectural debate and the principles of modern architecture from the readings of representative texts of each time. From the analysis of the selected readings, the topics that are common to the architecture of both periods and those which are specific to each one are identified. The contents of the texts are interpreted and represented using a mixed technique: essays, posters, animated texts and blogs.



SDR:FIGURE Exhibition 2015-16

In the exhibition SDR -FIGURE of the course Systems of Representation we have got a taste of the visual, musical and culinary compositions made by students. During the exhibition, we built a composition with the food brought by the participants. Simultaneously, compositions made by students based on the music of György Ligeti where displayed.

This is a selection of the audio-visual compositions made by students during the course.



SDR:ESPAI 2015

El tema espai es dedica a analitzar les transformacions de tres barris perifèrics de la ciutat de Barcelona: Trinitat Nova, Bon Pastor i Plus Ultra. Els alumnes de la assignatura de Sistemas de representació de la Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura La Salle-URL han participat aportant els seus treballs en la cuarta edició de la UMVA projecte 2015 (la Unidad Móvil de Vídeo Arquitectura).



UMVA 2015

Los alumnos del curso de Sistemas de representación de la Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura La Salle-URL han participado en la cuarta edición de la UMVA proyecto 2015 (la Unidad Móvil de Vídeo Arquitectura) en colaboración con el Screen Festival. En su cuarta edición los alumnos han analizado las transformaciones de tres barrios periféricos de la ciudad de Barcelona, Trinitat Nova, Bon Pastor y Plus Ultra.

Tres artistas colaboraron en la docencia junto con los profesores de la asignatura SDR: Pau Faus, Miquel García, y Domènec. Paus Faus se encargó del grupo responsable de analizar el barrio de Trinitat Nova, Miquel García tutorizó el grupo que investigó el Barrio Plus Ultra y Domènec fue responsable del grupo que estudió el barrio del Bon Pastor.Cada grupo se organizó en subgrupos de trabajo para recoger información sobre los barrios.El proceso de producción de los vídeos fue de 6 semanas distribuidas en tres etapas; documentar (análisis de los barrios), planificar (taller con los aritstas) y producir vídeo.

Esta edición de la UMVA se desarrolló en paralelo al proyecto de investigación PROHABIT “Análisis multidisciplinar del entorno habitado para promover la aplicación del derecho a la ciudad”, co-financiado por Recercaixa, que llevan a cabo conjuntamente los grupos de investigación ARC Enginyeria i Arquitectura La Salle, Universitat Ramon Llull, y PsicoSAO, del Departamento de Psicología Social de la Universitat de Barcelona.

Lista de los Mejores vídeos UMVA 2015.



SDR:OBJECTE 2015

El tema OBJECTE està dedicat a la generació de formes abstractes tridimensionals mitjançant tres llenguatges formals: línia, pla i sòlid. L'estudi de les obres d'art modern permeten entendre aquests llenguatges: els objectes dels constructivistes russos i del grup De Stijl, així com les obres plàstiques d'artistes posteriors (Jorge Oteiza, Anthony Caro, Sol Lewitt o Richard Serra).S'estudia així mateix la morfologia de les formes creades per la natura: l’estructura dels minerals, el creixement de les plantes i la relació entre la forma dels éssers vius i la forma del seu moviment. S'analitza la interrelació entre forma, matèria i tècnica en el procés de generació dels objectes. Els treballs es duen a terme utilitzant mitjans digitals i maquetes.



CITINET

Durante los meses de marzo y abril, un grupo de alumnos de la Escuela de Arquitectura de la Universidad San Jorge de Zaragoza colabora con los alumnos de SDR Sistemas de Representación en la actividad pedagógica CITINET, que tiene como objetivo analizar la ciudades de Zaragoza y Barcelona utilizando la fotografía como instrumento de reflexión y de comunicación. Los alumnos de ambas escuelas llevan a cabo las actividades pedagógicas en el entorno on-line SDR: NET desarrollado por el grupo de investigación ARC Enginyeria i Arquitectura La Salle. Se trata de la segunda edición de CITINET, un proyecto pedagógico que se inició en el curso 2013/2014.



OIKONET

El segundo taller internacional del proyecto europeo OIKONET, que coordina la Escuela de Arquitectura La Salle, será organizado por el Departamento de Arquitectura de Brandenburg University of Technology, en Cottbus, Alemania, del 1 al 6 de junio de 2015. Este taller estará dedicado a explorar la complementariedad de crecimiento y contracción, dos patrones de desarrollo urbano ejemplificados por la ciudades de Berlín y Cottbus, respectivamente. Alrededor de cincuenta estudiantes y veinticinco profesores de las quince escuelas de arquitectura y urbanismo que son miembros de OIKONET participarán en este taller. Los alumnos de Arquitectura La Salle pueden presentar su candidatura –hasta el 30 de marzo– para participar en este taller, cuyos costes de desplazamiento y estancia están sufragados por este proyecto europeo.



SDR:FIGURE Exhibition 2014-15

We invite you to the exhibition SDR : FIGURE of the course Systems of Representation where we will get a taste of the visual, musical and culinary compositions made by students. During the exhibition, we are going to build a composition with the food brought by the participants. Simultaneously, compositions made by students based on the music of György Ligeti will be displayed.

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To participate you need to bring black foam-board (square format, 3 mm. thick) and the ingredients to make a tasty, attractive composition. The collective composition will be built at 17:00 in the lobby of the School of Architecture La Salle.

Link to the audio-visual compositions made by students.



SDR:TEXT Activities 2014-15

The theme TEXT is dedicated to explore the relationships among the issues discussed in contemporary architectural debate and the principles of modern architecture. This confrontation is based on the readings of texts representative of each period. From the analysis of the selected texts, the issues that are common and/or peculiar to each period are identified and discussed. These reflections are conducted in the classroom and in the collaborative learning environment SDR: NET.

The ideas derived from the analysis of the text are explained and communicated by means of essays, posters, animated texts and blogs. These works are performeds using manual and digital techniques. The final results of this collective reflection is presented in the blog ARQPRESS and in an exhibition.



UMVA 2014

Students of the course of Systems of representation of the Technical School of Architecture La Salle-URL participate in the third edition of the project UMVA 2014 (In Spanish, Unidad Móvil de Video Arquitectura. In English, Mobile Unit of Video Architecture) that is in collaboration with the Screen Festival. The objective of UMVA is to carry out an interdisciplinary and a participatory analysis of the public space, through the production of videos that examine and reflect the uses and meanings that inhabitants give to the spaces they live in.

In its third edition, UMVA focuses its activities in the Neighbourhood of El Raval. For developing the videos, students counts on the orientation and supervision of artists like Pau Faus and Miquel García. Furthermore, students contacted representatives of various neighbourhood entities with the goal of knowing the value and meaning that different collectives- neighbours and people of other parts of the city, tourists, immigrants, traders- give to the space they live in.

UMVA is finalizing next 29 of May and during the 5 weeks that the project lasts, informative activities; involving cultural entities, associations and civic and educational centers of El Raval; will be organized with the purpose of promoting a collective reflection about the public space.​​

Final presentation of student vídeos at the MACBA, 29 May 2014.

List of the best vídeos of UMVA 2014



CITINET Perception and analysis of the networked city through photography

In March CITINET activities have begun, an educational project; launched from the course of SDR Sistemas De Representación (in English, Systems of Representation); that have as objective to analyze the contemporary city, in a collaborative way with the participation of students of different schools of architecture, through photography. The School of Architecture La Salle, jointly with the School of Architecture of the Universidad de San Jorge (ETSA- USJ), in Zaragoza,; and the Faculdade de Arquitetura e Urbanismo (FAU), Universidade de São Paulo (USP), participate in this first edition.

Students and professors of the three schools will carry out together, a study of the three cities –Zaragoza, São Paulo y Barcelona– using photography as a means of analysis and communication. From the photographs taken by the students, the existing interrelationships among these three cities will be explored, with the goal of finding out what they have in common- the generic- what difference them- its identity.

These pedagogical activities are carried out in the educational environment SDR-NET where students and professors of the participating schools will have access to.

In this vídeo the activities to be performed by the participating schools, and the relationship of CITINET with the work of pedagogical innovation that takes place in the course of SDR Sistemas de Representación (In English, Systems of Representation), are explained.



SDR:TEXT Exhibition 2013-2014

Exercise results sample, Typography, theme of TEXT. It have been carried out in the course of Systems of Representation I 2013- 2014. This exercise is part of the sequence that began with the reading of five topical articles published in journals of architecture that were associated with five manifestos of architecture of the avant-garde of the early twentieth century.



BCN-REFLECTIONS#2

The purpose of this workshop has been to carry out a study of the city of Barcelona using the photographic image as an instrument for analysis, reflection and communication.

The images of the city capture its physical, symbolic and spatial structure; the iconic objects and the anonymous architecture; the recognized places and the characterless suburbs; the movement and life of the streetscapes; and the bordering areas where the city limits blur.

A series of daily activities have been carried out during the week from September 3rd to 9th 2013, with the participation of architecture students of the University of Southern California. The work has been carried out with the support of the web-based learning environment SDR : NET.

This site collects the work of pedagogical innovation carried out in the course of Sistemas de Representación- SDR (in English, Systems of Representation), course that is given in the second and third year of the study program of the School of Architecture La Salle, since 1999- 2000.

On the homepage, the theme that we are currently working on, appears selected and a selection of the most outstanding student work can be found, as well.