Metodologías

Metodologias

1. Collection Guidelines

As the title of this collection suggests, the objective is to document and disseminate different work methodologies that, autonomously or as a whole, can contribute to promoting and concretising that paradigm shift in urban development models that is recognised as being a matter of international urgency. Its innovative and regenerative capacity is based on the search for a balance between technological development, human development and ecosystem services.

The initiative of this collection of books is based on the research line Integrated Urban Regeneration and the Urbanism Module of the Master's. In the different initiatives and projects that have been carried out in these two specific areas, different working methodologies have been or are being developed, the objective of which is to define and support a new urban model that is more in line with the basic principles of sustainability in its broad sense. 

Therefore, each of the methodologies that the new collection aims to disseminate is the result of research focused on the citizens themselves, the quality of their own habitat and how to reduce the impact of this on the environment. All of this with the aim of building an urban model based on equality and social cohesion, on the internal balance of the city against all types of segregation and exclusion and on the balance between the city and its natural environment. 

This strict linking of architecture and urbanism with the social dimension determines that the methodologies developed are basically qualitative, since it is a contradiction to think of a new model of development on a human scale which merely reduces to numbers the complexity of a society such as the present day one, characterized by the simultaneous existence of cultures, lifestyles, behaviours, forms of expression and ways of life that are all profoundly different from each other.

Thus, the aim of the collection is to disseminate these methodologies and, through them, a different way of approaching architecture and urbanism, to build cities for people. For this reason, in each edition, each methodology will be described not only in theoretical terms but also through documentation of the results of its application in a practical case study.

All editions will have the same structure, and will be set out in the following sections:

  • The context, which describes the scope of the development of the methodology and all previous documentation collected and analysed in each case. Through different texts, the creative process of the methodology and its final configuration are described.
  • A case study, which describes the practical application in terms of process and results.
  • A critical analysis, where, on the one hand, the methodology is analysed critically based on the results of the case study and points are identified to be improved or reinforced; and, on the other hand, the urban development alternatives that the application of the methodology makes possible are also analysed: not only the concrete case studied, but also in general terms for any urban environment.

Each number is composed of theoretical texts in the sections The context, The methodology and A critical analysis and descriptive texts in the section A case study.

2. Start date

2013

3. Director

  Claudia Pennese Alex Mitxelena Etxeberria                                          
 Academic Training

1995: Architect from the "Universitá degli Studi G. D'Annunzio, Faculty of Architecture"

2000:  Doctoral Thesis: ΑПΕΙΡΟΝ, UN PRINCIPIO DE FORMA CHE SI É FATTO MONDO. Dipatimento de Architettura - "Universitá degli Studi G. D'Annunzio, Facoltá de Architectura"

2002: Architect from the School of Architecture at the UPV/EHU

2007: University Specialist in Sustainable Construction. UPV/EHU

2014: Doctoral Thesis: LA ESENCIA HUMANA DE LA CASA. Department of Architecture at the UPV/EHU

Research Activities

Member of the research group Quality of Life in Architecture since 2009.

PSTRATEGIC PROJECTS:

  • ESAZU: Participatory urban regeneration of vulnerable neighborhoods, carried out in collaboration with the City Council of Donostia-San Sebastián. There have been three editions between 2009 and 2013.
  • Diagnosis of intervention needs in the building stock of the Basque Autonomous Community, commissioned by the Basque Government in collaboration with Tecnalia and the Polytechnic University of Madrid in 2012. PI: D. Rufino Javier Hernández Minguillón.
  • Project maCOOa. Work plan to support sustainability in architecture, construction and urban planning for the 2012/14 triennium. PI: Mr. Rufino Javier Hernández Minguillón.
  • Sustainability of the buildings of the UPV / EHU. Evaluation of the level of energy efficiency of 5 University buildings and design of a protocol for use. 2015/16. IP: Mr. Rufino Javier Hernández Minguillón.

Since 2013:

  • Project maCOOa. Work plan to support sustainability in architecture, construction and urban planning for the 2012/14 triennium. PI: Mr. Rufino Javier Hernández Minguillón.
Teaching experience

From 2000 to 2012:

  • Progettazione Architettonica en la "Universitá degli Studi G. D'Annunzio, Facoltá de Architectura"
  • Architectural Projects in the School of Architecture at the UPV/EHU

Since 2006:

  • Architectural Projects in the School of Architecture at the UPV/EHU
Professional experience

Since 2014: Director of the University spin-off RB3 Integrated Urban Innovation

Since 1995: Collaboration with different professional studies in Rome (Italy) and in the Basque Country

Since 2003: Own professional studio
Other activities Since 2015: Head of the Commission for Sustainability of the Gipuzkoa Delegation for the Official School of Basque/Navarran Architects

Since 2015: Coordinador of Degree in Basics of Architecture

2014-2015 Academic year: Coordinator of the Final Degree Project and 5th Year of the Degree in Basics of Architecture in the School of Architecture at the UPV / EHU

Since 2013: Member of the Quality Committee of the School of Architecture at the UPV / EHU on behalf of the Department of Architecture

 

4. Scientific Committee

4.1. Members

Rufino Javier Hernández Minguillón
  • Professor of the Department of Architecture at the UPV / EHU
  • Head of the group "Quality of Life in Architecture"
Fernando Bajo Martínez de Murguia
  • Adjunct Professor, Department of Architecture, UPV / EHU
  • Member of the group "Quality of Life in Architecture"
Claudia Pennese
  • Head of the spin-off RB3 Integrated Urban Innovation
  • Collaborator with the group "Quality of Life in Architecture"
  • Coordinator of the collection
Olatz Grijalba Aseginolaza
  • Lecturer in the Department of Architecture at the UPV/EHU
  • Member of the group "Quality of Life in Architecture"

4.2. Functions

The Scientific Committee monitors the programming of the collection and the contents of each issue.

5. Instructions for authors submitting original manuscripts

6. Information on the manuscript selection process

Once the required set of files has been received, the Editorial Committee will send an email confirming receipt.

The work received will be subjected to a first review by the Editorial Committee in order to analyse its conformity with the present Editorial Standards and make a first evaluation of its consistency with respect to the contents of each issue of the collection.

If the documentation presents serious faults with respect to these two aspects, the text will be rejected. In the case of identification of major defects, the material will be returned to the author for correction. If the defects are of lesser importance, they will be communicated to the author together with the review report by the Scientific Committee. The results of this first review will be communicated to the author within 30 calendar days of issuing the acknowledgment of receipt.

Once the work has been accepted by the Editorial Committee, it will undergo a double-blind peer evaluation carried out by external evaluators who are experts in the areas of research covered in the Methodologies Collection.

According to the results of the double-blind peer evaluation, the papers will be rejected, accepted or the author will be requested to make corrections.  In the case of needing corrections, these will be sent within a period of 15 calendar days from the date of sending the request.  To facilitate the correction process, the author must accompany the new material submission with a description of the modifications introduced.

If sufficient time is available, the Editorial Committee will send a draft of the layout to each author to mark possible errata. The author will have a period of 10 calendar days from the sending of the draft to return it.

7. Titles of this series