Architectural strategy to transform the superblock: in the Eixample area of Barcelona
Document typeMaster thesis
Rights accessOpen Access
As architects, we are trained to think critically and see the world in a different perspective. We are asked to solve problems and create visions for many and this ability to critically think is vital to our success. This is why the role of an architect is much broader than simply designing a building. We must look at the inhabitants and take their needs into account, providing them with necessary amenities. This thesis takes a look at how an architect can begin to shape the quality of life for an individual through a series of designed spaces, in different scales. We always have to find balance between private and public space, cars and pedestrians, greenery and buildings. Besides, living in a “healthy community” is everyone’s dream. However, today’s communities have been increasingly designed around automobiles instead of pedestrians, which may compromise residents physical and social health. In the project, I have 3 steps: urban problem, public space, and building strategy. For all these problems, I have chosen Eixample area in Barcelona as a study case.
Màster universitari en Estudis Avançats en Arquitectura: Contemporary Project
SubjectsCity planning -- Spain -- Barcelona, Public spaces -- Spain -- Barcelona, Sociology, Urban -- Spain -- Barcelona, Sustainable urban development -- Spain -- Barcelona, Urbanisme -- Catalunya -- Barcelona, Espais públics -- Catalunya -- Barcelona, Sociologia urbana -- Catalunya -- Barcelona, Desenvolupament urbà sostenible -- Catalunya -- Barcelona