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.
MCH has been the most enriching experience I have had in my life so far.
The important thing about the MCH is not only what happens during its time, but what comes next over the years.
This high pressure environment generates a great torrent and flow of ideas to be developed during your professional life beyond the MCH.
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.
Furthermore, teamwork is a big part of this master. In most cases we had to learned how to take fast decisions and learn from others. Debates and discussions are part of this master and that makes it more interesting and challenging.
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.
Professionally, the MCH has allowed me, at a very young age, to develop and build a city planning & housing project where I could apply everything learnt during my training.
The quality of the academic experience, I don’t think it could be better. We got to work under the best architects in the world, and the intensity of the signatures combined with the complexity of the assignments, has developed in me the capacity to act fast and respond under pressure.
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.
The MCH is not just a “master degree” but a constant challenge through every specialty and workshop.
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.
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.