During the development of the MCH major skills were acquired, both technical and experimental, which all play a very important role since they are complements and all must be part of the development of a good architectural project
Given the experimental and reflective approach of the MCH, my participation was a qualitative step.
I believe MCH course is a challenging course for the participants as it helps in the development of a holistic awareness of the topics concerning housing. I feel that it has fulfilled me as it has trained me to self-evaluate my design and trained with critical analysis of my decisions in bringing out the best deliverable.
Architects like Anne Lacaton, Andrea Deplazes, Alison Brooks, amongst others, share with the participants contemporary ideas and relevant issues which, approached from different backgrounds, result in a wide variety of concepts and solutions.
The Specialities offer the opportunity to research and develop the projects during several weeks while meeting some of the most relevant lecturers on those matters. The Workshops teach you how to make important decisions efficiently and develop a project in 5 days along with some of the most recognised architects in the world.
MCH has been the most enriching experience I have had in my life so far.
I will highlight the methodology of this master's because it generates hunger for new subjects and pushes you to never stop learning. Effectiveness and work under pressure are two features that I am sure everyone improved during these months.
In this special year because of coronavirus, I appreciated the effort and willingness to rearrange the schedule in a way that would benefit us for ensuring face to face classes for the workshops.
Through hard working sessions with colleagues in multiple workshops and seminar classes, we developed broad and in-depth knowledge.
The amount of knowledge and produced work is incredible, considering the sort time of period. The professors are well-known architects with great experience in their fields. The opportunity to work near to prestigious professionals such as Andrea Deplazes, Dietmar Eberle, Alison Brooks, Anne Lacaton is an invaluable experience.
After attending lectures on housing at GSD Harvard, MIT, etc. I still consider that the MCH at ETSAM provides the best comprehensive educational framework regarding the multifamily dwelling.
The MAS in Collective Housing is a sum of very diverse perspectives about housing, and what we amass with a group of them and between them.