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Das Programm besteht aus 600 Stunden (60 ETCS). Jeder Credit ist mit 25 persönlichen Arbeitsstunden verbunden. In mehreren einwöchigen Intensiv-Workshops entwickeln die Teilnehmer ihre gestalterischen Fähigkeiten und in Fachseminaren vervollständigen sie ihr theoretisches Wissen.  Manchmal werden allen Studierenden zusätzliche Unterlagen oder schriftliche Informationen zu den Vorlesungen zur Verfügung gestellt. 

 

Alle Workshops und Spezialisierungen sind obligatorisch, um das MCH-Diplom zu erhalten.

Der Master of Advanced Studies in Collective Housing setzt auf Teamarbeit, denn so funktionieren Büros und Forschungslabore heute.

 

In den letzten Jahren hat der MCH enge Beziehungen zu großen Architekten wie Dietmar Eberle, Felix Claus, Anne Lacaton, Frits van Dongen, Anna Heringer, Hrvoje Njiriç, Juan Herreros, Dick van Gameren, Riken Yamamamoto, Cino Zucchi, Jacob van Rijs, Alejandro Aravena, Andrea Deplazes, Max Risselada oder Wiel Arets aufgebaut, die regelmäßig Workshops leiten. Es ist das Zusammenspiel von Lehrern und Teilnehmern, die jedes Jahr die größten Ergebnisse und Produktivität hervorbringt.

 

Zu den Professoren

 

Workshops

Einwöchige Workshops bieten den Teilnehmern die Möglichkeit, das erworbene Wissen im Laufe des Jahres weiterzuentwickeln. Diese Woche bietet einen Rhythmuswechsel, der eine Pause von den anderen Spezialitäten bedeutet und den Teilnehmern ermöglicht ihre Arbeit in den Workshops zu intensivieren, um das Beste daraus zu machen.

 

Das Thema und der Ansatz für jeden Workshop ist unterschiedlich, und auch die Methodik der eingeladenen Architekten variiert beabsichtigt, um den Teilnehmern eine breites Spektrum von Fällen zu vermitteln, aus denen sie lernen können.

 

Jedem Workshopleiter wird ein junger lokaler Architekt zur Seite gestellt, der als Lehrassistent dient.

 

Jeder Workshop besteht aus 25 Unterrichtsstunden (7x 2,5 ETCS), wobei Ausnahmen möglich sind. Allerdings nehmen die Workshopleiter ihre Aufgabe in der Regel ganztägig wahr und investieren mehr Zeit als erwartet.

 

Zu den Workshopleitern

ALISON BROOKS


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ANDREA DEPLAZES

What does it mean having a building depth of 6 metres? And what if they were 28 metres? How does a dwelling vary if it has different building depth but the same amount of squared metres? As if it was a typological catalogue, participants will analise the implications that having one or another building depth would have for a dwelling. Which qualities regarding circurlation, access, sunlight, ventilation, facilities location and intimacy has a dwelling according to its depth. Identifying the strengths of each case and its problems would be a first step to make in this laboratory, so that it is possible to propose a conceptual approach according to it, afterwards.
ANDRES CANOVAS

Fed up with the image, the significance and the arrogance of the buildings of housing in the cities, bored of irresponsible monumentality, of unwary form and the monotonous repetition of the constructed, we propose a different register look on the housing project. It would be possible to send the housing project to new conditions of living, in which the city as collective space and sociability space complements and even replaced elements and conditions from traditional domesticity.


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ATXU AMANN

Fed up with the image, the significance and the arrogance of the buildings of housing in the cities, bored of irresponsible monumentality, of unwary form and the monotonous repetition of the constructed, we propose a different register look on the housing project. It would be possible to send the housing project to new conditions of living, in which the city as collective space and sociability space complements and even replaced elements and conditions from traditional domesticity.


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NICOLAS MARURI

Fed up with the image, the significance and the arrogance of the buildings of housing in the cities, bored of irresponsible monumentality, of unwary form and the monotonous repetition of the constructed, we propose a different register look on the housing project. It would be possible to send the housing project to new conditions of living, in which the city as collective space and sociability space complements and even replaced elements and conditions from traditional domesticity.


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FELIX CLAUS


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DIETMAR EBERLE

How much does a building last? How much should it last? What would our building be when time passes by? Architecture is always public and that implies a responsibility that should make us think in a time horizon in which our buildings would change and their success would depend on the resilience it has. Thus arises a method to project that focuses on those elements that determine its later adaptations. These are: relationship with the surroundings; structure and core location; the envelope and its relationship with the street and the comfort it provides.
HRVOJE NJIRIÇ

Since architects in the last century have been mostly focused on the city, a concern on inhabiting the countryside has remained very limited. Statistically, 50% of the world population still lives in the rural conditions and thus it is relevant to focus on these issues as well. Furthermore, we can trace an exodus of urban population toward the rural alternatives, motivated by radically different living conditions, by the economy of giving over their city dwellings to tourists and by the possibility to pursue the dream of an Arcadian welfare. We shall take this notion as a point of departure for our exercise and observe various durations of this voluntary drawback, be it for a weekend, for the summer or, fed up of urban frenzy, even permanently.


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CINO ZUCCHI

The workshop held by Cino Zucchi will explore a specific problem of housing design: the one of the “interface” or “buffer” between the private realm and the collective one, and of its possible evolutions in the light of the ongoing changes on urban and natural environments.


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Module

Jedes Modul wird von einem technischen Leiter koordiniert, der sich auf eine Gruppe von Lehrern und Spezialisten aus der ganzen Welt stützt. Die Module dauern ca. 35 Unterrichtsstunden. In jedem Fall ist der Ansatz grundsätzlich praktisch und ergänzende Informationen werden digital oder auf Papier bereitgestellt.

 

Zu den Modul-Leitern


Urban design &
Landscape

Energy &
sustainability
Business,
management &
international
activity
Low-cost &
emergency
housing

Housing
projects

Construction &
technology
Sociology,
economy &
politics

City
sciences

Housing
Theory
Urban design 6.0 ETCS

The dwelling and the house: to speak and to think about what we could call "the dwelling discourse", is intimately and inevitably rooted in the deeper and more essential core of the architectural discipline.

Implicit within the dwelling/project, there are to try out full genomes. An explicit one: to optimise the domestic space, and what could be obtained in and from it; and an embedded one: to anticipate a city/project, and viceversa, to translate it in so far as the city/project sets up essential conditions for future dwelling/projects (often without saying or knowing it, and only occasionally in an explicit way).
Energy & sustainability 4.5 ETCS
Javier García-Germán

This module considers the discussion on thermodynamics and sustainability as an opportunity for architecture and urbanism to rethink its traditional apparatus: structure (spatial structure and built systems), performance (climate and use through time) and its connections and exchanges with the environment.

The aim of the course is to merge the scientific and technical knowledge with its cultural contextualization; these two tracks, the technological and the theoretical, will crisscross throughout the course to transmit a critical perspective on energy and sustainability that can propel effective applications on design.

The module overlaps seminars and studio work, offering the possibility to implement the theoretical ideas discussed during the seminar as design tools. It includes an array of guest professors – featuring not only the design fields but other disciplines such as physics, biology, ecology and applied engineering – among which speculative debate is fostered.


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Business, management & international activity 4.0 ETCS

The knowledge of management tools is an important factor that determines the quality of the education that this course offers. By these means, the architect not only becomes the project designer, but also the economic manager.

Participants will learn basic concepts of management such as value, cost, price and time, which will help adding realism to their architecture proposals and enabling them to be part of the economic debate during the building process.

This specialty is enclosed in a context determined by globalization and deals with the experience of professional architects and companies that have spread their activity worldwide.


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Low-cost & emergency housing 4.0 ETCS
Belén Gesto

Three fourths of the world’s dwellings have been built without the presence of an architect or under any normative rule. This specialty seminar analyses the essential shelter conditions under emergency conditions.

Based on a case study approach, customs and rules capable of generating an urban environment will be withdrawn. Likewise, a specific case will be developed under real circumstances.

Specialised researchers in the processes and architecture generated in these settlements will present their contributions in diverse locations during the last decades.


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Housing projects 2.0 ETCS

This specialty approaches the central issue of the course through the experience of professional architects that have made a significant contribution in the field of collective housing. The projects are explained regarding the intentions of the architect, as well as the conditions that determined the different paths taken from the genesis to the realization of the building.

Participants will also study the experience of several classic cases in the history of housing, explained by some of today’s greatest architects.

There will be special emphasis on the architect’s role and the necessary tools to solve common problems in the residential building process. The debate will define the integrated strategies when facing this kind of projects.
Construction & technology 4.5 ETCS
Ignacio Fernández Solla

The aim of this course is to analyse the building as a physical system within the technical and integration systems in the design process. The theory is focused on the description of the main solutions given by architects in their most relevant buildings and the analysis of the different technical systems that make up the building.

Highly experienced professionals in housing construction and design will transmit their experience and knowledge in these fields.


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Sociology, economy & politics 3.5 ETCS
Jesús Leal

This course, which is subdivided into three other specialties, deals with housing from the disciplines that complement the other architecture-related fields. The scope of work of the three disciplines is tightly related, overlapping each other in many cases.

Sociology will include the study of residential behaviour, housing demand and characteristics, evolution and changes in households, typology and land use development, among others.

Economy will study financing and valuation, the economic impact on housing production, house emancipation and youth housing, patrimony and investment, among others.


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City sciences 3.0 ETCS
Alejandro de Miguel

Cities will attract 2.5 billion inhabitants by 2050 as stated in 2014 by the Population division of the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs. Thereby, cities will need an intensive housing development in the coming years. The key of this growth is being sustainable.

Cities are the natural ecosystem for architects but cities are a complex system difficult to be understood. This module provides the main tools to manage the complexity of the city backed by its twinned Master in City Sciences.


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Housing theory 4.0 ETCS
Carmen Espegel

Based on the historical context of the 20th century housing, this course will analyse the different solutions of each time, figuring out the elements to recognize an architecture that stands away from trends and becomes a reference because of its universality.

Participants will develop their critique skills on the most relevant projects in the recent history of multi-family housing, through research and debate. Likewise, critique methods will be studied deeply to avoid superficial analysis and to be able to recognize a reasonable architecture.


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LEED

Der MCH hat in einige Ausgaben des Programms die Möglichkeit intergriert, sich als LEED Green Associate zu qualifizieren. 

 

Energiezertifizierungssysteme sind das offizielle Gesicht der nachhaltigen Entwurfspraxis. Obwohl sie einen eingeschränkten Ansatz in Bezug auf Energie und Architektur durch Checklisten nahelegen- wie die von LEED Certification Systems -, wird es den Teilnehmern aus mindestens zwei Gründen empfohlen: 

 

1. Es kann hilfreich dabei sein, einen Job zu finden; 2. Um bei Zertifizierungssystemen kritisch zu sein, müssen Sie sie aus erster Hand kennen.

Derzeit werden mehrere Zertifizierungssysteme eingesetzt (BREEAM, Minergie, Calener, Líder, etc.). Die amerikanische LEED, die für Leadership in Energy Environmental Design steht, ist jedoch international die bekannteste, weshalb wir uns für LEED als Referenz entschieden haben. 

 

Das LEED-Seminar wird von Instruktor Daniel Martín geleitet. Er ist ein LEED® Faculty™, einer der 93 Fachleuten, von denen nur zwei in Europa ansässig sind, die vom USGB ausgebildet wurden, um ihre offiziellen LEED-Workshops auf höherem Niveau durchzuführen.

Studienreisen

Geplant sind Reisen in Madrid und ins Ausland, bei denen untersuchenswerte Gebäude, Institutionen mit Bezug zum Wohnungsbau und Universitäten in Begleitung von Architekten und/oder Experten besucht werden.

 

Reisekosten sowie Hotelreservierungen, Besuche und Shuttlebusse sind in der Kursgebühr enthalten (persönliche Ausgaben nicht).

 

In früheren Ausgaben reiste der MCH in die Niederlande, nach Frankreich, Großbritannien und in die Schweiz. Bei diesen Reisen haben die Teilnehmer die Möglichkeit, einige der wichtigsten Wohngebäude, Architekturbüros und Unternehmen mit Bezug zum Wohnungsbau hautnah zu erleben.

 

In den vergangenen Ausgaben hat die MCH mit der ETH Zürich, der Architectural Association in London und der TU Delft Kooperationsverträge abgeschlossen, die die Interaktion zwischen Lehrenden und Studierenden fördern.

MCH abschliessende Masterarbeit

Die Teilnehmer müssen ein Masterprojekt vorlegen, das ein Portfolio-Format hat und eine Auswahl der im Laufe des Jahres produzierten Projekte enthält. Es wird für die Teilnehmer als ihr neues Portfolio dienen, das ihre bisherigen Projekte ergänzt.

 

Eine der Publikationen der MCH, die MCH Papers 2011, ist eine Zusammenstellung der Ergebnisse der Teilnehmer während dieser Ausgabe.

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