L'activitat del grup es centra en l’estudi de l’habitat humà, tant la casa com l’espai públic i en la manera més bàsica d’entendre la sostenibilitat, aquella que està lligada a l’aprofitament de l’espai construït. Els objectius de treball que el grup es marca estan en relació amb l’optimització de la recerca realitzada, a la seva difusió i a la influència que aquesta ha d’exercir en l’àmbit de l’arquitectura i la ciutat. Per a nosaltres, per exemple l'ajut obtingut en la convocatòria Recercaixa 2016 sobre el menjar i l'espai públic, és un reconeixement a la originalitat de la recerca en el camp de l’arquitectura i específicament en el de l’Hàbitat humà, que ens reafirma en el convenciment que, en arquitectura, la recerca necessita obrir nous camps de treball i àrees de interès pels arquitectes.

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  • Market halls as activators of public space: Barcelona's metropolitan food system 

    Gómez Escoda, Eulalia Maria; Fuertes Pérez, Pere (2021)
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    Barcelona is characterized by a unique food supply system based on 38 public market halls, 2,331 supermarkets, 1,997 food stores and 1,562 bakeries evenly dispersed in the urban fabric. The city is a model of what happens ...
  • El palau episcopal d'Arnau de Gurb 

    Baró Cabrera, Robert; Mària Serrano, Magdalena; Minguell font, Joan Claudi (Documenta Universitaria, 2021-12-15)
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    El Palau Episcopal de Barcelona és una edificació que recull la història arquitectònica de la ciutat des de la seva fundació, el segle i aC, fins al present. Situat sobre la muralla imperial, al costat de la porta Decumana, ...
  • Micromundo interior 

    Salvadó Aragonès, Núria (2021-09-01)
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  • Ca la Closa, una casa con dos refugios en el Priorat 

    Salvadó Aragonès, Núria (2021-07-01)
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  • Local as available: redefining tradition 

    Fuertes Pérez, Pere; Farré Moreto, Raimon (2017)
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    The meaning of local in architecture cannot be conceived today without considering the effects of a global world. Available materials are not produced locally, as they used to be, and tradition — as a collective knowledge ...
  • Patio as a structural invariant. Buildings with patio facing adaptive reuse in Barcelona 

    Fuertes Pérez, Pere; Sauquet Llonch, Roger Joan; Salvadó Aragonès, Núria (International Centre for Numerical Methods in Engineering (CIMNE), 2021)
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    Certain architectural structures have the ability to persist over time when a building undergoes a change of use. This is the case of patios, according to the conclusions of a study focused on the reused buildings of ...
  • Transient conditions 

    Fuertes Pérez, Pere (Siké Edizioni, 2020)
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    Living Sphere is an operating practice with an open-minded ideal engaged in solving global issues. It is also a research group that experiments with an alternative approach to architecture and in general to the environment ...
  • Satellite Rooms: Francesc Mitjans’ Modern Housing Resilience in Barcelona 

    Mària Serrano, Magdalena; Rentería Cano, Isabela; Rueda Velazquez, Claudia (Docomomo International, 2021)
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    Barcelona has a large number of apartment buildings built throughout the twentieth century, whose sizes exceed the current needs and possibilities of its inhabitants. The new variants in lifestyles, combined with housing ...
  • The Reuse of Housing Buildings in Barcelona. The Versatility of Old Constructive Structures 

    Mària Serrano, Magdalena; Monteys Roig, Xavier (2021)
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    There are 1,463 buildings in Barcelona, from different times from the first century to the present day, that have changed their functions once or more times throughout their life. This paper analyses those cases in which ...
  • Learning by comparing 

    Mària Serrano, Magdalena; Musquera Felip, Sílvia (2021)
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    The subject Comparative Architecture, carried out in the MBArch Master of the ETSAB (UPC), proposes the comparison of 10 pairs of images as a methodology for learning architecture. Throughout the course, students elaborate ...
  • Imágenes de la vida interior 

    Monteys Roig, Xavier (2021)
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  • Embedded resilience in the built stock: lessons from socio-spatial interpretation: the case of Can Fugarolas (Mataró-Barcelona) 

    Sáez Ujaque, Diego; Fuertes Pérez, Pere; Garcia-Almirall, M. Pilar; de Balanzo Joue, Rafael (2021-11-16)
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    The concept of resilience remains vague as it pertains to the buildings’ scale and the architectural dimension, particularly when dealing with the recovery and reuse of former industrial premises. This study advocates for ...

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