Video Archive | Barcelona (10)

Vicente Guallart The Self Sufficent City
Vicente Guallart argues that the global financial collapse of 2007 created an opportunity to rethink Barcelona's future. He...
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Vicente Guallart reviews the history of Barcelona, characterizing his mission as continuing the evolution of the city, pointing...
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Vicente Guallart discusses Barcelona's goal of becoming a self-sufficient city made of "productive neighborhoods at human speed,...
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Vicente Guallart describes current projects to cultivate self-sufficient neighborhoods within Barcelona, new green diagonal...
Josep Llu?s Mateo-clip_4796
Josep Llu?s Mateo presents three housing projects. The first demonstrates an interest in prefabrication and construction...
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Josep Llu?s Mateo presents a convention center in Barcelona. He references vernacular architecture and the challenge of mixing...
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Roger Riewe discusses a project to create a public space for the Museum of Contemporary Art in Barcelona. Riewe describes it as...
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Josep Fuses documents a series of projects he has completed, beginning with a competition for housing in Barcelona. He presents a...

Vicente Guallart The Self Sufficent City

Vicente Guallart argues that the global financial collapse of 2007 created an opportunity to rethink Barcelona’s future. He proposes a self-sufficient city made of “productive neighborhoods at human speed, inside a hyper-connected metropolis.” He discusses projects to reintroduce nature into the city, and to integrate history into contemporary life, and efforts to upgrade the city’s information infrastructure hardware. Guallart describes current projects to cultivate self-sufficient neighborhoods, including new centers for digital fabrication, and a series of prototype solar houses.

 

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Hernan Diaz Alonso introduces Vicente Guallart, noting his diverse roles as architect, co-founder of the Institute for Advanced...
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Vicente Guallart reviews the history of Barcelona, characterizing his mission as continuing the evolution of the city, pointing...
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Vicente Guallart The Self Sufficent City-clip_9514
Vicente Guallart discusses Barcelona's goal of becoming a self-sufficient city made of "productive neighborhoods at human speed,...
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Vicente Guallart discusses Barcelona’s goal of becoming a self-sufficient city made of “productive neighborhoods at human speed, inside a hyper-connected metropolis.” Or, in other words, “Many slow cities inside a smart city.” He describes Barcelona’s attempts to overcome the frustrating dis-organization of basic services and infrastructure. He discusses projects that attempt to reintroduce nature into urban space, and that integrate historic artifacts into contemporary life, such as a self-sufficient campus in the Parc de la Ciutadella, and the Mercat del Born. He describes their project to upgrade the city’s information infrastructure hardware.


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Vicente Guallart describes current projects to cultivate self-sufficient neighborhoods within Barcelona, new green diagonal corridors, reuse of the industrial harbor, reformulating the city bus routes, and locating public facilities so that citizens are a 10-minute walk from a fresh food market, library, shopping, medical care, etc. Guallart describes new centers for digital fabrication, and a series of prototype solar houses.


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April 11, 2001 | Video Lecturer:

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Josep Llu?s Mateo presents a convention center in Barcelona. He references vernacular architecture and the challenge of mixing traditional techniques with a rational, geometrical approach. He reflects on urban and economic pressures that impose a specific formal arrangement on the project.


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January 28, 1998 | Video Lecturer:

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Josep Fuses documents a series of projects he has completed, beginning with a competition for housing in Barcelona. He presents a project for a public park, explaining the goal of a flexible, communal space. A project for the Mediterranean coast was intended to delineate the border between public beaches and private houses. Fuses concludes with a discussion of his design principles, identifying a preference for simple construction techniques, and freedom from care and tradition.