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    20. Day 8 - Villa Olímpica

    Aaron Plewke
    Jan 21, '07 8:40 PM EST


    Corbetes by Enric Miralles/Carme Pinós

    more housing

    Day 8 of our 15 day trip ended with a walk through the residential area of Villa Olímpica, originally built to house international atheletes for the '92 Olympics.

    text and illustrations:
    Riano, Quilian. 2003. Barcelona - A Student Journal.
    Architrave #10:26-27.

    MBM Arquitectes (Bohigas)
    Villa Olímpica on the map
    flickr set for 09SEP2006

    in the 2nd image, with the residential tower, Professors Perez and McCarter lead the way. my travel companion Meredith Klein follows.

    Perez (author and educator, project architect for R.Meier on MACBA in Raval) is responsible for the Barcelona trip. This is the 2nd time he's offered it of (that I know of). +q was in attendance the first time as an undergraduate student in 2003. Meredith and I attended this time as undergrad/grad in-between-ers.

    Perez, aka P-diddy, was my professor for Design Studio 6 (regional urbanism) and Meredith's for Design Studio 1 (fundamentals) and Design Studio 8 (a summer study abroad studio to Mexico)...

    McCarter, an accomplished author and educator, will be leaving UF after the current semester and going to WashU in St. Louis. This semester, while still involved with thesis students at UF, he is transitioning into the WashU program as the Ruth and Norman Moore Visiting Professor. Before coming to UF McCarter worked as an Assistant Dean (with Bernard Tschumi) and Assistant Chair (with Kenneth Frampton) at Columbia. His first appointment at UF was as Director of the School of Architecture (a position he held from 91'-'01) after which he focused on teaching - particularly in undergrad and grad design studios.
    During Fall '04 Meredith and I were in attendance at UF's Vicenza Institute of Architecture, where McCarter co-taught Architectural Theory 2 and Design Studio 7 (with Prof. Nina Hofer).


    • I think this is a first for me: I am in the bibliography!

      nice pics AP

      Jan 21, 07 9:37 pm  · 

      congrats on being bibliographied, Chicago style! glad I could be 1st.


      Jan 21, 07 10:50 pm  · 

      i didn't know that Mc2 was leaving... it seems like almost all of the old guard will be gone soon... in some cases this is good (winarsky), but losing mccarter will hurt the program... do you know if he is going to washu for good, or will he be back?

      Jan 22, 07 10:58 am  · 

      for good. he is half and half this semester, but next fall he will be at WashU full time.

      I agree that it is a loss, for the grad program especially. His move to WashU has cemented my decision to apply there for grad...

      Jan 22, 07 11:13 am  · 

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