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Travel notes

Qm Primavera 2021-22


Qm Nivell Quadrimestral Núm. màxim d'estudiants
Prerequisits Idioma
P 7-10


5 Incoming



Codi Crèdits Distribució (T,P,L) Departament H/s treball estudiant
290200 5 ECTS 2T + 3L Teoria i Història Intensiva


Dia d'impartició Horari d'impartició Tipus d'aula Núm. de setmanes
3 Meetings ( June 14-23 ) + Travel (dates to be agreed in June).  Teòrica 2             


Professor responsable Josep Maria Garcia Fuentes                                                                
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The goal is to understand and explore the potential of travel in the education of an architect and the
development of an architectural career. To this aim the course will discuss the architect gaze through the
analysis of the work and travels of different architects scattered from different historical moments but
coincident in one specific and shared site or city visited by all of them, and will culminate on a trip to this



Subject abstract


Travel is an essential asset in the education of architects and the shaping of an architectural taste. The
experience of and visit to architecture becomes a necessary step towards the construction of a personal and

original interpretation of existing architectures used as a ground for the own architectural construction,
because, indeed, architecture is unavoidable an intellectual and cultural construction deeply related to and
dialogical with the architectural debates expanding through history. Therefore, travel and its associated
experience becomes a turning point in the formation of architects and the shaping of architectural debates.
As it is has been the cases for most of architects and architecture debates along centuries –from
Michelangelo to Bernini, Le Corbusier or Louis Khan. This edition of the module will explore Milan.

Resultats d'aprenentatge. En acabar l'assignatura l'estudiant ha de ser capaç de:

. Awareness on the importance of travel in the education of architects and their essential role in architecture education.

. Research techniques and skills.

. Improve their knowledge of the history of architecture and its role in architectural practice.

. Improve skills to read and interpret architecture and art works.

. To learn the essentials of heritage debates and preservation.

. To learn the essentials of the contemporary roots of travel and tourism.

. To discuss and argue about both historical and contemporary architectural debates.

. Presentation and publication techniques and skills.

. Ability to learn through travel and its planning.



Introduction – Travel Notes

Workshop – Urban History

Workshop – Architects & Architecture



Sistema d'avaluació

Attendance and participation in the course's discussion: 10%

Research and contribution to the debates during the fieldtrip: 30%

Guidebook/Personal Sketchbook: 60% 



  • Luis Moreno Mansilla (2002), Apuntes de viatje al interior del tiempo. Barcelona: Fundación Caja de Arquitectos.