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 This week, from June 04th to 08th 2018, Prof. and MCH Co-director Andrea Deplazes is visiting Madrid to lead the Workshop 05 called "Building Depth Studies". This intensive and practical architecture workshop is assisted by Prof. Fernando Altozano and it is focused on the study and development of building depth typologies in housing architecture.  


Extract of the syllabus:

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.

Andrea Deplazes (1960, Chur) is a Professor of Architecture and Construction at the Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule (ETH) of Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich and member of the Bundes Schweizer Architekten (BSA). As co-owner of the architectural firm Bearth + Deplazes in Chur, Switzerland, his renown extends far beyond Switzerland’s borders and so do his publications, among which we could highlight the followings:

  • Constructing Architecture – a Handbook (2008)
  • Architektur + Konstruktion I/II (2007)
  • 1:1 Metal Works. Eine digital-analoge Baustelle (2007)
  • 1:1 Woodworks Ein experimenteller. Massivbau (2003).

Fernando Altozano (Madrid 1974) is an architect and a GIVCO doctor, set in Madrid. At the present, he works in his own construction firm "Dos Quijotes" with his partner Sebastián Severino. He has coordinated the MCH from 2005 until 2010 and has been a teacher at the Projects Department in ETSAM between 2010 and 2015. He is a frequent workshop assistant at MCH and invited professor to several European universities. He is coauthor or author of several books and articles in housing, and co-curator of the exhibition "Paris Habitat : Cent ans de ville, cent ans de vie" (Pavillon de l'Arsenal. 2015).


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