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Parametric Design in Architecture

Master's degree. Face-to-face.

Management & Faculty

3rd EDITION
UPC School

Academic management

  • Sastre Sastre, Ramon
    PhD in Architecture. PhD Thesis: Design and analysis of structures of bars, completely articulated, with great deformations. He was a professor at the Department of Architectural Technology of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC). Research member of LITA, CODA and SMIA, has developed his work and research on different subjects: Analysis and programming on architectural technology, computational design affair, structural morphology in architecture, tensile structures, membranes, cables, stereographics studies of solar radiation and illumination. He was director of the Escuela de Arquitectura del Vallés (UPC, from 2002 to 2005). Council member (2004-2010) of EAAE, European Association for Architectural Education. Coordinator of the Architecture & Civil Engineering of CLUSTER (European Consortium linking Universities of Science and Technology for Education and Research). He's lecture at abroad universities in: United Kingdom, Belgium, Turkey, Brasil, Chile, Argentina, Costa Rica.
  • Bertomeu Farnós, Gerard
    Architect by Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC). Associate partner at CODA, computer equipment and light design structures at Laboratory of Innovation and Technology Architecture (LITA) of the UPC. Special focus in data processing and computational design.
  • Soriano Botella, Enrique
    Architect by UPC BarcelonaTech. Founder of CODA Computational Design Affairs, focused in design and consultancy in several fields within geometry , construction and lightweight structures. Currently PhD candidate at the UPC and associate teacher at UPC. He has taught parametric architecture classes at the Escola d'arquitectura del Vallès (ETSAV, UPC) and he has taught workshops and classes on the use of wood in computational design at universities in Madrid, Norway, Austria and Hungary.

Academic coordination

  • Tornabell Teixidor, Pep
    Architect from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC). Doctorate by the UPC. Researcher at CODA, the computational design team and light structures of the UPC's Innovation and Technology Technology Laboratory (LITA). Teacher at the Superior School of Art and Massana Design. Expert in computational design, digital manufacturing and BIM technology for the construction specialized in Industrialization and construction in wood.

Teaching staff

  • Bertomeu Farnós, Gerard
    Architect by Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC). Associate partner at CODA, computer equipment and light design structures at Laboratory of Innovation and Technology Architecture (LITA) of the UPC. Special focus in data processing and computational design.
  • Boixader Ibañez, Dionis
    PhD in Mathematics at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC). Associate Professor at UPC-ETSAV
  • Calatayud Souweine, Daniel
    Architect. Research Professor. Department of Urbanism and Regional Planning (UPC). Author of eleven articles in scientific journals, nine book chapters and twelve papers in national and international conferences on issues of sustainable urban design, sustainable building, urban metabolism and climate change. Faculty member's participation in the Solar Decathlon ETSAV 2010.
  • Crespo Cabillo, Isabel
    Architect PhD. Department of Architectural Representation at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC).
  • de Noronha Lopes Dias, Tiago Luís
    Tiago Lopes Dias holds a Bachelor degree in architecture from the University of Porto's School of Architecture (2004) and a PhD in Theory and History of Architecture from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (2017). He is currently Associate Professor in the Department of Theory and History of Architecture of the Vallés School of Architecture (ETSAV-UPC), where he teaches in different master?s programs. His research focuses on the relations between theory, criticism, history and design in the Western context of the 20th century.
  • Grace Martin, Alison
    Independent researcher studying natural structures and complex patterns in nature and applying the findings to design and construction concepts. She runs courses in UK and European universities on experimental methods in form-finding, and especially in weaving techniques, topology and materials geometry. She studied at Exeter College of Art and St. Martin's College of Art and Design, graduating in Graphic Design in 1979.
  • Lienhard, Julian Andreas
    He completed his doctorate summa cum laude with his dissertation on bending-active structures at the Institute of Building Structures and Structural Design, University of Stuttgart. His scientific interest in the principles of lightweight structures goes along with various real¬ized building- experimental structures and prototypes along his academic and professional career. In 2008, Julian co-founded the engineering and design practice studioLD now str.ucture GmbH. Previously, he worked as a Structural Engineer at Knippers- Helbig and SL-Rasch in Stuttgart.
  • Martinez Martinez, Raul
    Architect by Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura del Vallés (ETSAV). Is an adjunct lecturer at the Department of History and Theory of Architecture and Communication Techniques at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) and was a visiting Professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign in 2014 and 2015.
  • Quintero Avila, Juan Pablo
    Architect and Venezuelan designer based in Barcelona, pioneer in the use of emerging processes of digital manufacture applied to design and architecture. He is the founder of Medio Design, a studio-workshop dedicated to the development of non-standard projects through mixed processes that include both traditional manufacturing techniques and new manufacturing tools.
  • Roorda, Jeroen
    Architect by the Delft Technical University (1998) and Master in Theory, Art, Architecture and City in the ETSAB-UPC (1999). Between 2002 and 2003 he was responsible for the classification of the file Giráldez, López Iñigo, Subías, in the historical archive of COAC. Visiting professor at the ETSAV during the 2015-16 academic year and lecturer at the IX Docomomo (2016). He has worked on projects in different architectural firms in Italy, Catalonia, the Principality of Andorra and the Netherlands. Own study since 2009.
  • Sastre Sastre, Ramon
    PhD in Architecture. PhD Thesis: Design and analysis of structures of bars, completely articulated, with great deformations. He was a professor at the Department of Architectural Technology of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC). Research member of LITA, CODA and SMIA, has developed his work and research on different subjects: Analysis and programming on architectural technology, computational design affair, structural morphology in architecture, tensile structures, membranes, cables, stereographics studies of solar radiation and illumination. He was director of the Escuela de Arquitectura del Vallés (UPC, from 2002 to 2005). Council member (2004-2010) of EAAE, European Association for Architectural Education. Coordinator of the Architecture & Civil Engineering of CLUSTER (European Consortium linking Universities of Science and Technology for Education and Research). He's lecture at abroad universities in: United Kingdom, Belgium, Turkey, Brasil, Chile, Argentina, Costa Rica.
  • Soriano Botella, Enrique
    Architect by UPC BarcelonaTech. Founder of CODA Computational Design Affairs, focused in design and consultancy in several fields within geometry , construction and lightweight structures. Currently PhD candidate at the UPC and associate teacher at UPC. He has taught parametric architecture classes at the Escola d'arquitectura del Vallès (ETSAV, UPC) and he has taught workshops and classes on the use of wood in computational design at universities in Madrid, Norway, Austria and Hungary.
  • Tornabell Teixidor, Pep
    Architect from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC). Doctorate by the UPC. Researcher at CODA, the computational design team and light structures of the UPC's Innovation and Technology Technology Laboratory (LITA). Teacher at the Superior School of Art and Massana Design. Expert in computational design, digital manufacturing and BIM technology for the construction specialized in Industrialization and construction in wood.
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INFORMATION 2018-19 EDITION

Next course:
October 2019

Credits:
60 ECTS
(388 teaching hours)

Timetable:
Monday  16:00 to 20:00Tuesday  16:00 to 20:00Wednesday  16:00 to 20:00
Taught at:
ETSAV - Escola Tècnica Superior d'Arquitectura del Vallès
C/ Pere Serra, 1-15
Sant Cugat del Vallès

Registration fee:
7.500 €

Language of instruction:
English

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