Madrid, Spain


when 15 July 2024 - 26 July 2024
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 2.5 EC
fee EUR 1225

This workshop aims to question how to live in a fully equipped 115m3 volume. Social housing regulations, defined by specific two-dimensional restrictions, will be questioned and reinterpreted. Through a case study and projective methodology, students will create their own minimum unit to define an alternative way of living. Several lectures given by experts in social housing projects, and some visits to exemplary buildings in the city of Madrid, will expand the design studio format.

Course leader

Dr. Jesús Ulargui

Target group

Undergraduate architecture students (year three and above) with good digital and analog drawing skills (required) and a hands-on mentality who are familiar with learning-by-doing methodologies (desired).

Course aim

Students will learn how to use forms from graphic figuration, technical resources at the service of architectural design definition for the development of architecture, how to solve the formal and technological problems of the project according to principles of rationality and sustainability, communicate and express ideas and concepts through speeches, contemporary languages and appropriate scales and make and devise projects that integrate responses at different scales according to a specific program or scenarios, dealing with pre-existence.

Fee info

EUR 1225: Course tuition fees, material and excursions.


Students who register before 29 February 2024 will receive a discounted rate.