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MON, 23.9.2023, 18:00 – HÖRSAAL 7, TU WIEN

We understand architecture as experience, and our own experience has shown us that the most convincing, intense and emotional moments happen as a result of the collaboration between the material conditions of the space and the natural, physical and social conditions of the context. Designing the experience of the human being in architecture as a perceptual experience represents a double opportunity: it means recovering comfort design as an architectural responsibility and also means designing in a more sustainable way within architectural design and not engineering.

About the speaker:
Josep Ricart (Cerdanyola del Vallès, 8-12-1973)
1999. Architect for ETSAV
2000. Obtains a grant at FPU of Education, Culture and Sports Ministry
2000. Co-founder of the architectural office HARQUITECTES
2005. Teacher at the Architectural Design Department of ETSAV (UPC)
2005-09. Developes research tasks at the Development and Service Center of local Administration linked to ETSAV
2010. Teacher at the Interior Design Graduate of UPC Foundation
2011-12. Guest teacher at ESARQ (UIC)
2015. Guest architect at ‘The University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture’
2015. Guest teacher UdG, Girona
2019-. Teacher at MArq (Master’s degree in Architecture) design studio in ETSAV (UPC)
2021. Guest teacher at Harvard University Graduate School of Design, Boston, USA

About the practice:
HARQUITECTES is an architecture studio established in 2000 and based in Barcelona. It is managed by four partner architects: David Lorente Ibáñez, Josep Ricart Ulldemolins, Xavier Ros Majó and Roger Tudó Galí, who count on an ample team of collaborators, such as architects, interior designers and students. All of them licensed between 1998 and 2000 in ETSAV (UPC), where Josep and Roger teach in the Department of Architectural Projects and Technology. Xavier also teaches Projects in the ETSA Barcelona. Their work has received many awards – for built works and also in architectural ideas competitions – and it has been published in many national and international media. They have also been selected in various exhibitions and invited as teachers and lecturers in Europe and America.