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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  • Micromundo interior 

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

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

    Fuertes Pérez, Pere; Farré Moreto, Raimon (2017)
    Conference report
    Open Access
    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)
    Conference report
    Open Access
    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)
    Part of book or chapter of book
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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)
    Conference report
    Open Access
    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)
    Conference report
    Open Access
    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)
    Conference report
    Open Access
    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)
    Article
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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)
    Article
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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 ...
  • Resilience and urban regeneration: lessons from community-led initiatives: the case study of Can Fugarolas in Mataró (Barcelona) 

    Sáez Ujaque, Diego; Roca Bosch, Elisabet; DE BALANZÓ JOUÉ, RAFAEL; Fuertes Pérez, Pere; Garcia-Almirall, M. Pilar (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI), 2021-11-20)
    Article
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    In recent years Urban Resilience has taken great relevance both in the academic field and urban governance and management. However, uncertainties and fuzziness hinder its implementation to urban planning realm, in general, ...
  • Ordenanzas en base metabólica: el replanteo de las ordenanzas de densificación en tres urbanizaciones del Vallés (Barcelona) 

    Sauquet Llonch, Roger Joan; Castiñeira Palou, Isabel; Gómez, Nieves; Donés, Chantal (2019)
    Conference report
    Open Access
    Las áreas de baja densidad residencial en Cataluña toman el nombre de ‘urbanizaciones’. Algunas nacidas a principio de siglo XX y muchas otras de forma ilegal durante el tardo-franquismo, estos asentamientos se caracterizan ...

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