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.
The MCH created many international contacts with participants and teachers, and through this, allowed me to work in an internationally acclaimed European office.
Despite the Covid crisis, MCH team have made an incredible effort to return to face-to-face lessons, making it possible to meet again and have the workshops all together. Working directly with classmates allows to learn directly from them and to complement lectures and reviews.
The Master of Collective Housing is a truly intense course, and the combination of different specialties and workshops lead by recognizable architects and professionals makes the experience unlike anything else.
MCH has given me a vast knowledge of what as professionals in the world do in a very intense and rigorous working method. The course has given us the opportunity to examine and approach a situation in a responsive and creative method which I find is the key to broaden the understanding of architecture and add it in our professional palette.
Through hard working sessions with colleagues in multiple workshops and seminar classes, we developed broad and in-depth knowledge.
The permanent intensive work turned out, on one hand, into surprising results in quality and quantity and, on the other hand, into a collaborative atmosphere that generated friendships forever.
If you are interested in architecture and especially in the part related to collective housing and city, this master will not disappoint you. It is a breath of fresh air and at the same time a hard challenge in the path of learning this wonderful art.
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 MCH program has offered me a complete overview of housing design methods complementing it also with useful specialties related to the housing topic, skills, and tools that have allowed me to increase the quality of my design.
Thanks to MCH, I could enhance my background with a variety of fields that housing envolves such as technology, sustainability, sociology, management, low-cost housing, urban design, and many other fields, that were covered during the course.
I got deep into diverse subjects regarding collective housing, energy and cities and I became a great team player, working in fast-paced and deadline-driven environments, but mostly getting to know myself, my weaknesses and strengths on a deeper level.
MCH has been a continuous stimulus. The whole course is carefully driven with a high standard of teaching. It is an intensive teamwork training, pointing to clarity and strength of ideas. With the hands on a deep learning, these months have drawn an accurate framework of housing practice.