CREDITS: 1.00 LUCourse Description
The course examines the special features of Spanish architecture in the context of globalization. It begins with general aspects then looks at a number of newly established architect practices and their projects. The text, images, and numerous drawings illustrate several different refurbished and new constructions that differ in size and purpose, but are distinguished by the same design sensibility. The course provides an overview of recent Spanish architecture, with a particular focus on the interaction between existing and new buildings.
Learning Objectives – after reading the article and studying the drawings, you will be able to:
- Analyze how the financial crisis has affected the work of Spanish architects.
- Explain design choices in relation to the use of materials.
- Describe the approach of architects in terms of the economic and spatial contexts, and the natural setting of the buildings.
- Identify how the architects’ design choices reconcile continuity with the past and momentum towards experimentation and the future.