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Specialisation lines

1. URBAN MANAGEMENT AND VALUATION
2. URBANISM
3. PROJECT PROCESS AND PROGRAMMING
4. THEORY, HISTORY AND CULTURE
5. ARCHITECTURE, ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT
6. TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATION IN ARCHITECTURE
7. ARCHITECTURAL RENOVATION AND CONSERVATION
8. CONTEMPORARY PROJECT

 

URBAN MANAGEMENT AND VALUATION ECTS

 Its objective is to promote research in the fields of planning and management of the city and the territory. Therefore, it provides mechanisms to develop the research capacity and skills regarding territorial, urban and real estate issues from a trans-disciplinary perspective that tackles the technical, legal, economic and social aspects of urban management and valuation.

 

COMMON PHASE ECTS
Architecture, environment and technology 5
Architecture, city and project 5
Architecture, theory and criticism 5
ELECTIVE SUJECTS
ECTS
Urban and regional analysis and planning * 5
Urban policies and city management * 5
City, territory and GIS * 5
Urban and real-estate valuation * 5
Regional and urban economy 5
Urban sustainability and environmental evaluation methodologies 5
Urban and architectural management and valuation research seminar * 5
MASTER'S THESIS ECTS
Master's Thesis 15
URBANISM ECTS

 Its main objective is to train highly qualified researchers in the field of urban research. Therefore, academic study and reflection on some of the central themes of the history of urbanism and contemporary urbanism, of the analysis and intervention techniques, both at territorial and urban scale are reviewed. They are in fact a platform for the discussion and dissemination of the research carried out at the Department of Urbanism and Regional Planning.

 

COMMON PHASE ECTS
Architecture, environment and technology 5
Architecture, city and project 5
Architecture, theory and criticism 5
ELECTIVE SUJECTS
ECTS
Designing the city. Emerging cities and territories 5
The territory as architecture 5
The rules of urban form 5
Public space, experiences, projects and policies 5
Urban planners in their cities 5
Crucial aspects of urban projects 5
Contemporary residential urban project 5
The other 98% urbanism 5
Cultural landscapes, heritage and territorial project 5
The city as local vs global interface 5
The territory as project, territorial-mosaic city 5
Urban and regional transformations of sun and sea tourism 5
MASTER'S THESIS ECTS
Master's Thesis 15
PROJECT PROCESS AND PROGRAMMING ECTS

Its main objective is training in research methodology on theory and practice of architectural design; it allows understanding the essentials to explore the poetic, ethic and epistemological elements of architectural design. In these studies, the work of iconic authors is thoroughly explained and the idea of function is reclaimed, in the most ambitious sense possible, to be restored at the center of the project.

 

COMMON PHASE ECTS
Architecture, environment and technology 5
Architecture, city and project 5
Architecture, theory and criticism 5
ELECTIVE SUJECTS
ECTS
Urban landscapes 5
Architecture and invention 5
Design theory 5
Domestic 5
Project, waste and recycling 5
Comparative architecture 5
Project, system and industry 5
Architectural project and city. Inside Barcelona 5
MASTER'S THESIS ECTS
Master's Thesis 15
THEORY, HISTORY AND CULTURE ECTS

 Its objective is increasing the competence in this general field, providing the necessary specialisation and the knowledge of excellence for the professional practice in the field of cultural and museum management, the management of architectural and urban heritage, the mediation in participation processes, and the elaboration of historical and heritage documentation for all kinds of public and private institutions. The generalist training of architecture requires of this process of specialisation to be able to contribute effectively to society. This specialisation line of the Master wants to train people trained in these fields, capable of collaborating with cultural institutions and provides the framework for the development of doctoral thesis and the academic specialisation on history and theory of architecture research.

 

COMMON PHASE ECTS
Architecture, environment and technology 5
Architecture, city and project 5
Architecture, theory and criticism 5
ELECTIVE SUJECTS
ECTS
Historiography of art and architecture 5
Theory of arts and architecture 5
Architectural criticism: production, reproduction and debate 5
History of art and architecture 5
History, architecture and city 5
Architecture and culture 5
Architecture, science, technology 5
MASTER'S THESIS ECTS
Master's Thesis 15
ARCHITECTURE, ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT ECTS

Its objective is the acquisition and development of the capacity and research skills in the fields of energy assessment in architecture and urban structures, the environmental assessment of architectural and urban projects, and the application of natural and artificial techniques of environmental control.

 

COMMON PHASE ECTS
Architecture, environment and technology 5
Architecture, city and project 5
Architecture, theory and criticism 5
ELECTIVE SUJECTS
ECTS

Space and light *

5
Acoustics in architecture 5
Energy and comfort * 5
Environmental impact of architecture 5
Environmental assessment * 5
Design perspectives * 5
Research: energy in architecture 5
MASTER'S THESIS ECTS
Master's Thesis 15
TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATION IN ARCHITECTURE ECTS

 Its objective is to train specialists in the field, with the advanced knowledge and technical skills necessary to be used in architectural design and to work in research and innovation teams.

 

COMMON PHASE ECTS
Architecture, environment and technology 5
Architecture, city and project 5
Architecture, theory and criticism 5
ELECTIVE SUJECTS
ECTS
Industrialized building systems and technologies 5
Strategies for zero-energy buildings 5
Evolution of building materials and products 5
Sonic landscape and advanced architectural acoustics 5
Advanced technology for the construction of interior space in architecture 5
Integrated exterior cladding 5
Digital design and manufacturing in architecture 5
Advanced architectural and landscaping lighting 5
MASTER'S THESIS ECTS
Master's Thesis 15
ARCHITECTURAL RENOVATION AND CONSERVATION ECTS

Its objective is to teach expertise applicable to the analysis, design and research in the fields of architectural renovation and conservation.

 

COMMON PHASE ECTS
Architecture, environment and technology 5
Architecture, city and project 5
Architecture, theory and criticism 5
ELECTIVE SUJECTS
ECTS
Architectural renovation and conservation intervention techniques: security measures* 5
Architectural renovation and conservation intervention techniques: occupant safety and health regulations * 5
Heritage historic construction * 5
Renovation in large residential complexes and industrial areas * 5
Architectural renovation and conservation projects * 5
MASTER'S THESIS ECTS
Master's Thesis 15
CONTEMPORARY PROJECT ECTS

It assumes that Barcelona is at the forefront of architectural and urban design worldwide. The quality of the projects and the relationship of those with their cultural context and the geographic environment where are inserted in its multiple scales, as well as the materiality with which the projects are developed, as understood in the professional practice and training in the Barcelona School of Architecture. This specialisation line seeks the expansion, research and dissemination of this way of designing with special emphasis placed on the role of materiality and the implementation of different scales in the architectural project. This specialty line will be exclusively taught in English.

 

COMMON PHASE ECTS
Architecture, environment and technology 5
Architecture, city and project 5
Architecture, theory and criticism 5
ELECTIVE SUJECTS
ECTS
All scales of the project * 5
Architectural project and thought 5
Reshaping the city by the public space 5
Contemporary architectural issues * 5
Urban project. Ideas and praxis 5
From intimacy to the public space 5
New representations. New conceptions 5
Materiality and project 5
MASTER'S THESIS ECTS
Master's Thesis 15

*Is compulsory the enrolment and the passing grade of elective subjects marked with an asterisk for obtaining the specialty.