A TREE AND A SHELTER

DISCOVERING AND TRANSFORMING A NEARBY ENVIRONMENT

We present our experience on the first year course at the Reus Higher Technical School of Architecture at Rovira i Virgili University, during which we introduced the students to design and architectural projects by means of an exercise in which they have to graphically record a situation, propose a transformation and carry it out. The structure of the course requires the students to gradually come into contact with real conditions on a 1:1 scale: starting with the study of an area in the general working area (the gardens of the dean's office in the Faculty of Economics), moving on to the tree which will be the basis for their design, and finally to the shelter that they have to design and build. This abstract reality must be transferred to paper on a smaller scale, using architectural representation techniques while starting to create a personal graphic language, reflecting their perspective and working interests.

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in JIDA'14- II Jornade Intertnacional sobra Innovació Docent en Arquitectura 

Location: Unitat Predepartamental d’Arquitectura,

ETSA Universitat Rovira i Virgili

Year: 2014

Professors: J. M. Toldrà; J. Farreny; D. Lorenzo;

F. Cifuentes; R. Miralles