Laboratorio-de-Arquitectura
Families
Saturdays, 11:30 am–1:00 pm

Architecture Lab III

Admission

Fees: Full term: €77 Members, €99 general public. Individual sessions (subject to availability): €7 Members, €9 general public

Location

Education Space

This term, our Architecture Lab will focus on the things around us, from simple to complex. Every made object we see at home or in our city was designed and drawn before being manufactured. How are things made? What are they used for? Can we redesign things the way we like them? The activities in this lab include making models of chairs and armchairs; designing an artist’s book based on the concept of symmetry; and installing floor tiles where we will leave our footprints. We will also take a look at the elements in the urban landscape: public benches, skate parks, skateboards, bikes… Finally, to bring the term to a close, we will build our own shelter and insert it in our environment.

Duration: 90 min.
Ages: 6–11
Language: Spanish
Conducted by: Maushaus

Term: January 13 to March 23

January 13: In Search of Objects
We will take a look at the things we have at home, thinking of ways to redesign and transform them, following designer Bruno Munari’s book, How Are Objects Born?

January 20: Symmetry
This week, we will drop our pencils and grab our scissors to make cutaway drawings and create the most amazing die-cut books. Using folds and symmetry, we will tell amusing visual tales.

January 27: Asseyez-vous !
In this workshop, we will revisit the history of the chair: How many legs does a chair need to be stable? What materials can be used to make a chair? Then, we will all make little chairs.

February 3: Bikes
In many cities, bikes are a popular alternative to motor vehicles, contributing to sustainability and clean air. We will take a look at bike parts and materials to make scale models of a bicycle.

February 10: Skate Park (1/2)
Skateboarding has become incredibly popular over the past few years, even finding its way into the Olympics. In this two-part workshop, we will make small skateboards and a model of a skate park.

February 17: Skate Park (2/2)
In this second part of the workshop, we will create the urban environment for our skate park, including bowls, ramps, and street furniture in a festival of colors and textures.

February 24: The Ground I Walk On
This week, we will focus on floor tiles–their geometric patterns, design processes, and manufacturing techniques. In particular, we will take a look at the paving stones designed for turn-of-century urban developments.

March 2: Explore!
Resorting to playful dynamics, we will turn our attention to space. How do we relate to space? How does space relate to us? How can we use our senses to explore space? Are there particular associations between emotions and spaces? How are emotions conveyed by lines, shapes, light, and color in a given space?

March 9: Topographies
Using the technique known as shibori—a Japanese manual tie-dyeing technique which produces a number of beautiful and colorful patterns on fabric—, we make will a topographic model.

March 16: Sustainable Landscapes
In our last-but-one workshop, we will design our own shelter—a small architectural design that fits the landscape in sustainable ways.

March 23: Our Shelter
We will take pictures of our shelter to insert it in a landscape using restitution techniques. Finally, we will build our shelter together.

Although the Lab is conceived of as a series of progressive workshops to take place from January to March, individual workshops can be attended too, subject to availability.

Admission

Fees: Full term: €77 Members, €99 general public. Individual sessions (subject to availability): €7 Members, €9 general public

Location

Education Space