On our way to Ishinomaki and Fukushima with lund students, on a “Tsunami Legacy” expedition. Follow our journey on MAP Architects. From tsunami wave balloon markers, to radioactive soundscapes, wave breaker tests, to salinity research. 15 students and teachers will research the tsunami stricken landscape in the next 2 weeks.
Finally back from the seven day expedition and research in Svalbard, where we received lectures by the municipality on Longyearbyen’s past and present , by LPO architects to understand the challenges of building on frozen (and now slowly melting) tundra, by UNIS, the university centre in Svalbard on the researchers community in the archipelago, and [...]
In late November 2012, The Bartlett School of Architecture Unit 3 embarked on an expedition to Iceland. Warmed by the Gulf Stream, endless geysers and caught between two major tectonic plates, this land of endless volcanic activity is also home to Europe’s largest glacier. Twelve students designed, built and tested a series of shelter/surveying devices to [...]
UNIT 3, Bsc, The Bartlett Unit 3 engages with extreme environments, social, artificial and natural, not as a venture into the exceptional, but as a way of reflecting into everyday challenges, present or immediate. It is our understanding that the built environment can only “survive” as an integrated part of the context, and this premise [...]
In a time and age where science and technology inform both space missions as well as architectural constructions on earth, one wonders what the role of the architect is or should be, in both territories. Together with the students of architecture at Lund we will focus on space, an exo-landscape which is as young as [...]
Thanks again to BAUHAUS – WEIMAR and the Horizonte lecture series. Impressive publication and and energy at this platform. Here is a link to their call for papers for the next issue. A special thanks to David Bauer, Michael Kraus and Carsten Tetens for saving my laptop, and by extension, my lecture.
The Bartlett School of Architecture has awarded David Garcia with a Teaching Fellowship in Architectural Design. He will be teaching BSc, Unit 3 together with Jan Kattein, during the course 2010/11, starting this September. The Bartlett School of Architecture is part of a truly multidisciplinary Faculty of the Built Environment in world-class University College London. It is [...]
David Garcia will be giving lectures and a workshop in Brazil during the first week of September. The workshop will be given at the UFOP School of Architecture in Ouro Preto, where a study of abandoned open-air mines will be carried out and a series of proposals for the re-use of the sites will be [...]
This four day workshop at Ouro Preto, UFOP School Of Architecture, Brasil, for 1st and 2nd year students, focused on basic structure research and model making techniques. From geodesic domes made out of plastic cups to tensile structures, the students came in contact with alternative model making techniques and a basic language of structural concepts, [...]
David Garcia Studio was invited to Pecha Kucha night in Copenhagen Denmark 2009. Pecha Kucha Night, devised by Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham (Klein Dytham architecture), was conceived in 2003 as a place for young designers to meet, network, and show their work in public. But as we all know, give a mike to a designer (especially [...]
WORKSHOP AT COPENHAGEN ARCH. SCHOOL by David A. Garcia Introduction: From the thousand year old umbrella and all the way to un-foldable space stations, the built environment has accumulated a catalog of folding and unfolding capabilities. Spatially, the two extreme stages of the deployment/collapse are less important than all the stages in between. This middle [...]
WORKSHOP AT COPENHAGEN ARCH. SCHOOL by David A. Garcia Introduction: Continuously avoided by the architectural discipline, the energy systems, services and general “arteries” of any built environment, have been hidden, masked or even ignored. Different movements in the architectural tradition have embraced the spacial potential hidden/ignored in these systems. A vital example is Center Pompidou, [...]
WORKSHOP AT LUND ARCHITECTURE SCHOOL, LTH By Peter Cook and David A. Garcia Introduction: “If you do not expect the unexpected you will not discover it.” Heraclitus The project aims to encourage your awareness of architectural language or ‘representative form’ and to take a stab at manipulating it in a highly conscious way. Thus the [...]
WORKSHOP AT COPENHAGEN ARCH. SCHOOL by David A. Garcia Introduction: Traditionally, human desires and needs for the subversive and the hidden, have always found a way of expression in architecture. From secret libraries in monasteries, to mafia offices in the back of restaurants, the possibility to create space also allows the possibility to hide space. [...]
WORKSHOP AT COPENHAGEN ARCH. SCHOOL by David A. Garcia David A. Garcia Introduction: If there is anything that architecture has tried to avoid through out its history, it has probably been movement, that is: buildings should not move. Nonetheless, and especially since the middle of the last century, we find more and more examples of, [...]