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Project, Residue and Recycling



Maria Elena Fernández




Monday 16:00 - 20:00


The subject aims to provide resources, references and tools that allow the student to interpret the built environment from the perspective of “what is necessary”, the analysis of
of “what is available” and commitment to “sustainable”. It is aimed at professionals who are committed to their time and ready to face the problems that will characterize
to this first half of the 21st century: globalization, massive urban growth, energy crisis and environmental damage. A time, ours, characterized
also because of the “unsustainability” that implies “excess construction”, in most cases, without use or with obsolete programs and that will become (for not nodding
in that “it already is”), no doubt, in a wide field of the architect’s work.

In short, the main objective of this course will be to show the potential implicit in the reactivation of architectures subject to past uses with a programming that responds to current needs. This approach will involve the exchange of the vocation of “author” for the aptitude of the “interpreter”, something that will require the redefinition of what is understood today by “architect”. For this purpose, real situations will be presented that instruct the student in the reading of reality, stimulating his interest not only in understanding concepts and obtaining data, but also instructing him in the construction of “contextualized knowledge” to specific situations and problems, in short “interpreting” the waste through its recycling.

With all this we aspire to instruct not only the sight, but also the smell, understood this as a sensory and intuitive appeal that allows the individual to see beyond the obvious, something essential to propose “architectural solutions” without necessarily implying the “constructive fact”.