Seminars and Conferences of the Rafael Manzano Prize

These conferences bring together renowned personalities of traditional architecture for two days, along with an audience made up of students, professors and other professionals, always generating interesting debates and exchanges of information.

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Other Seminars and Conferences

Crafts of Traditional Architecture in Spain: Safeguarding actions, experiences and future perspectives

These conferences were held from May 8 to 10, 2018 at the Institute of Cultural Heritage of Spain (IPCE) and were organized by the IPCE itself , with the collaboration of Richard H. Driehaus Charitable Lead Trust and INTBAU.

The Reconstruction of Cultural Heritage International Seminar. 2018.

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The Reconstruction of Cultural Heritage International Seminar has been organized by INTBAU and the Rafael Manzano Prize for New Traditional Architecture, thanks to the support of the Richard H. Driehaus Charitable Lead Trust, through a grant from the Chicago Community Foundation for the Richard H. Driehaus Charitable Fund, and the collaboration of the EKABA Foundation, the Fundação Serra Henriques, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, the Escola Superior Gallaecia, the Universidad Alfonso X el Sabio, and the Centro de Investigación de Arquitectura Tradicional (CIAT-UPM), and it celebrates the European Year of Cultural Heritage.

VIDEOS OF THE CONFERENCES

The record and digital edition of these conferences, which can be visited through the links, has been made by the audiovisual services team of the School of Architecture of the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid.

First Session: The Reconstruction of the Architectural Heritage I

Welcome. Fernando Vela Cossio, Javier Cenicacelaya y Alejandro García Hermida
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Rafael Manzano: Anastylosis in Medina Azahara
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Aritz Díez Oronoz and Imanol Iparraguirre: Disjecta membra: Regenerating the surroundings of La Coria Convent in Trujillo
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Abelardo Linares del Castillo Valero and Elena Jiménez Sánchez: E pluribus unum. Unity and Multiplicity in the Historic Center of Jaca
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Estefanía Fernández-Cid Fernández-Viña and Xavier Espinós Bermejo: Agua. propuesta de intervención y método proyectual en un conjunto patrimonial de Baza
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Debate after first session
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Second Session: Reconstructing Places

Leon Krier: The end of hypocrisy: On the reconstruction of the Frankfurt Old Town houses
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Stefanos Polyzoides: Beyond Preservation: Towards an Architecture of Cultural Continuity
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Antonio Maria Braga y Alberto Castro Nunes: Traditional architecture, reinforced concrete and geometry
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Fernando Vela Cossío: Reconstruction in Spain after the Civil War
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Debate after the second session
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Third Session: Traditional Building Crafts

Ricardo Cambas and Agustín Castellanos: The Carpentry Workshop of the Crafts Center in León
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Valeriano Jaurrieta: Stonemasonry in Restoration Works
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Marjorie Hunt: Precious Work. Sustaining Traditional Building Crafts and Cultural Heritage in the United States
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Debate after the third session
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Fourth Session: The Reconstruction of Architectural Heritage II

Tomasz Jeleński: The Polish School of Conservation Practice for the Reconstruction of Cultural Heritage
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Leopoldo Gil Cornet: Restauración de una torre medieval en el Valle de Baztán, Navarra
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David Rivera: El pandemónium de la reconstrucción arquitectónica: Ideología, ortodoxia y sinsentidos en el debate sobre el patrimonio
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Jesús García Calderón: La Reconstrucción de la Ciudad Histórica Documentada
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Manolis Korres: Restoration Work on the Acropolis Monuments
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Juan de Dios de la Hoz: La reconstrucción del patrimonio histórico inmueble: experiencias y debate
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Debate after the fourth session
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Alejandro García Hermida: Promoting New Traditional Building, Architecture and Urbanism in 2018
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Final Conclusions
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Architecture and Place Making International Seminar. 2017.

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The Architecture and Place Making International Seminar was organized by INTBAU (International Network for Traditional Building, Architecture and Urbanism) and the Rafael Manzano Prize for New Traditional Architecture, thanks to the support of the Richard H. Driehaus Charitable Lead Trust, through a grant from the Chicago Community Foundation for the Richard H. Driehaus Charitable Fund, and the collaboration of the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, the Escola Superior Gallaecia, the Universidad Alfonso X el Sabio, the Fundação Serra Henriques and the Centro de Investigación de Arquitectura Tradicional (CIAT-UPM). It was held on 7, 8 November 2017 at the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid School of Architecture.

 

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VIDEOS OF THE CONFERENCES

The record and digital edition of these conferences, which can be visited through the links, has been made by the audiovisual services team of the School of Architecture of the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid.

First session: Making places I

Welcome and Presentation. Manuel Blanco Lage, Javier Cenicacelaya and Alejandro García Hermida
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Rafael Manzano: Una Casa en Cádiz
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Léon Krier: Masterplan for Cattolica (Rímini, Italia)
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Aritz Díez Oronoz e Imanol Iparraguirre: El carácter del lugar: Un proyecto para Grajal de Campos
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Juan Moya y Sara Lobón: Construyendo Lugares de hoy a través de la Tradición
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Debate of the first session
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Second Session: Place Making Theory and Education

Robert Adam: Memory is the treasure and guardian of all things
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Stefanos Polyzoides: On regenerating an architectural and urbanist culture
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Manalee Nanavati: Looking at Traditional Architecture as a People Centric Practice based on the Works of Heritage Foundation of Pakistan
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Marcel Vellinga: Regenerating Vernacular Architecture
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Debate of the second session
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Third Session: Crafts, Local Character and Community

Enrique Rabasa: Cortes de piedras: el hacer y el pensar
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Forja Tiznajo: Luchando contra la extinción de la forja
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Luis Prieto: Los ligantes tradicionales, cal, yeso, y la irrupción de “nuevos” materiales
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Debate of the third session
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Fourth Session: Making Places II

David Rivera: La Acrópolis de Jože Plečnik: la transformación del Castillo de Praga en el lugar por excelencia
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Mariana Correia: Vernacular Architecture teaching and research at Gallaecia, Portugal
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Ken de Cooman, BC architects & studies: The act of Building: the library of Muyinga and the Preschool of Aknaibich
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Mieke Bosse: Where does a city live?
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José Baganha: Tradición y Contemporaneidad
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Debate of the fourth session
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Alejandro García Hermida: Iniciativas desarrolladas en 2017 para la promoción de la construcción y la arquitectura tradicionales en España y Portugal
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Final Conclusions by Carol Wyant
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Architecture and Traditional Building Crafts International Seminar. 2016.

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During it were presented a wide variety of proposals, reflections, initiatives and programmes that have developed or are developed around the architecture and traditional building trades craftsof construction. Thus, bringing together all of this in their contribution to the preservation and promotion of this intangible heritage, updating it, adapting it to contemporary needs, and above all, providing continuity to the application and transmission of a category of knowledge that constitutes an irreplaceable source of proven sustainable solutions in which to inhabit our environment.
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The Architecture and Traditional Building Crafts International Seminar was organized, thanks to the support of the Richard H. Driehaus Charitable Lead Trust, by the Rafael Manzano Prize for New Traditional Architecture and the Notre Dame University School of Architecture (Indiana, EEUU), with the participation of the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid School of Architecture, the Universidad Alfonso X el Sabio and the collaboration of the Centro de Investigación de Arquitectura Tradicional (CIAT) and INTBAU Spain. It took place in 20-21 October 2016 in the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid School of Architecture (ETSAM).

On the first day, Rafael Manzano lectured about his reconstruction work on the monastery of San Pelayo de Cerrato in Cevico Navero, Palencia; Enrique Nuere (Rafael Manzano Prize 2016), shared his experience and career up until returning to the trade of carpentry; Jerònia Florit and Aina Rosa Serrano explained their work on the recovery of Mallorca’s industrial historical heritage with the Island Council; Richard Economakis presented his project of Temporary and Reusable Adoble villages in response to the current migration crisis; Carlos Martín introduced attendees from the vast world of brick and plaster vaults: Miguel Sobrino, who conveyed his passion for stonework and highlighted the values that the preservation of the trade represents for the future; Fatima Quesada showed the range of possibilities opened by her adaptation of the Andalusian ceramic mosaic tradition to the 21st century; and Scott Liddle explained about the extensive work on the recovery of traditional crafts and architecture developed by Turquoise Mountain, for the reconstruction of a degraded neighbourhood in the city of Kabul, in Afghanistan.

The first session on the second day was dedicated to the relevance of Geometry in traditional construction. In it, José Miguel Merino de Cáceres showed the importance of Metrology as an auxiliary science to restore monuments; Javier de Mingo deciphered the main geometric rules of the lines used in carpentry, and Manuel Fortea explained the diverse use of geometry in the crafts of stonemasonry and masonry. The second of the sessions focused on presenting programmes aimed at promoting and preserving these trades: Donald Gray (Rafael Manzano Award 2015) and Gabriel Montero shared their experience at the School of Lebrija, Seville; Alberto Díaz presented the work and history of the Centro de Oficios León; and Simon Sadinsky spoke about the activities that take place in the United Kingdom with the Prince’s Foundation for the Building Community. To end the day, León Krier denounced the predominance of synthetic materials in contemporary architecture, which not only affect the design of modern styles, but also contribute to replacing traditional architecture with vulgar and ephemeral substitutes thereof; and Alejandro García Hermida presented the new initiatives being developed in Spain from INTBAU with thanks to the support of the Richard H. Driehaus Charitable Lead Trust in promoting traditional building and architecture.

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VIDEOS OF THE CONFERENCES

The record and digital edition of these conferences, which can be visited through the links, has been made by the audiovisual services team of the School of Architecture of the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid.

First Day

Introductory presentation by Rafael Manzano
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Enrique Nuere: Un manuscrito cambió mi vida
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Aina R. Serrano and Jerònia
Florit: La experiencia del Consell de Mallorca en la recuperación del patrimonio histórico industrial
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Richard Economakis: Temporary, Repurposable Adobe Villages for Refugees
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Carlos Martín Jiménez: Con ladrillo y yeso, se puede
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Miguel Sobrino: Labrar la Piedra
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Fatima Quesada: Alizares, reinventando un oficio artesanal para el siglo XXI
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Scott Liddle: Creating jobs and pride. Sustainable urbanism in Kabul’s Old City
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First Debate
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Second Day

José Miguel Merino de Cáceres: La Metrología, Ciencia Auxiliar de la Restauración Monumental
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Javier de Mingo: El trazado geométrico de las armaduras de lazo
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Manuel Fortea: La Geometría en los oficios de albañilería y cantería
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Donald Gray y Gabriel Montero: La Escuela de Lebrija
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Alberto Diaz Nogal: Centro de Oficios de León 1987-2016
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Simon Sandinsky: The Prince’s Foundation: Building Skill in Craft
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Leon Krier: Fake
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Alejandro García Hermida: Nuevas iniciativas para promover la arquitectura tradicional en España
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Second debate
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Final Conclusions
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Architecture and Humanism International Seminar. 2015.

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A wide variety of proposals were presented that revolved around the social role of architecture, approached from different perspectives: from its responsibility when it comes to strengthening the identity of a community to the socio-economic impact of its working styles, going onto embellishing, dignifying and enriching the places where it operates.
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The Architecture and Humanism International Seminar was organized by the Rafael Manzano Prize for New Traditional Architecture and the Notre Dame University School of Architecture (Indiana, EEUU), with the collaboration of the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid School of Architecture, the Centro de Investigación de Arquitectura Tradicional (CIAT) and INTBAU Spain. It took place in 18-20 June 2013 in the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid School of Architecture (ETSAM).

With a full room despite the intense programme, and a great audience, the seminar was a success, becoming an excellent platform for the exchange of ideas and raising interesting discussions among attendees.

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VIDEOS OF THE CONFERENCES

The record and digital edition of these conferences, which can be visited through the links, has been made by the audiovisual services team of the School of Architecture of the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid.

First Day

Presentation
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Javier Cenicacelaya: Patrimonio e Identidad
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Leopoldo Gil Cornet: La falsificación de la historia
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Taisto Mäkëla: Wood, Light and Architecture in Finland
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Debate of the first session
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Melissa DelVecchio: Building Communities:
Expanding Yale’s Residential College System
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Donald Gray: Hacer algo diferente y los falsos historicismos
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David Rivera: Arquitectura y expresión comunitaria en la primera mitad del siglo XX
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Alejandro García Hermida: Propuestas de mejora para 5 plazas del centro de Madrid
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Leon Krier: Guatemaya, A New Urban Heart for Guatemala City
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Ettore Mazzola: Designing the sense of belonging
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Debate of the second session
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Second Day

Jaime de Hoz: La recuperación del oficio tradicional y su adecuación y actualización
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Enrique Nuere: El origen de la carpintería de lazo
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José Carlos Palacios: Aprender haciendo, el taller de construcción gótica de Madrid
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Christine Franck: Place Matters. Tradition in the American West
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David Mayernik: Classical Humanism in Practice and Pedagogy
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Rafael Manzano Martos: La restauración de la calzada hacia la Cruz del Campo en Sevilla
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Architecture and Local Identity International Seminar. 2014.

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The Architecture and Local Identity International Seminar  was organized by the Rafael Manzano Prize for New Traditional Architecture and the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid School of Architecture, with the collaboration of the Notre Dame University School of Architecture (Indiana, EEUU), the Centro de Investigación de Arquitectura Tradicional (CIAT) and INTBAU Spain. It took place in October 2014 in the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid School of Architecture (ETSAM).

Rafael Manzano, Leopoldo Gil Cornet (Rafael Manzano Prize 2012), Luis Fernando Gómez-Stern (Rafael Manzano Prize 2013 along with Ignacio Medina), Javier Cenicacelaya (Rafael Manzano Prize 2014 along with Íñigo Saloña), Alireza Sagarchi, Pier Carlo Bontempi, Fernando Vela Cossío, José Baganha, Melissa DelVecchio, Samir Younés, Alejandro García Hermida, Julio Jesús Palomino Anguí, Salma Samar Damluji, José Luis García Grinda, Léon Krier, Maurice Culot, Jaime de Hoz Onrubia and MIchael Lykoudis participated as lecturers.

It was also shown the proposal for the Plaza de la Cebada (Madrid) as a result of the work carried out in the Traditional Architecture and Urbanism International Workshop.

The seminar was a success, becoming an excellent platform for the exchange of ideas and generating interesting debates among the attendees.

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VIDEOS OF THE CONFERENCES

The record and digital edition of these conferences, which can be visited through the links, has been made by the audiovisual services team of the School of Architecture of the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid.

First Day

Presentation of the seminar by Rafael Manzano
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Leopoldo Gil: La pinceladura. Una modalidad pictórica inédita
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Luis Fernando Gómez-Stern: La recuperación de las casas de la judería de Sevilla
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Javier Cenicacelaya: Local Identity as Universal Value
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Alireza Sagharchi: Recent works
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Pier Carlo Bontempi: Tradition, the treatment for architecture and cities
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Fernando Vela: El Plan Nacional de Arquitectura Tradicional
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Second day

José Baganha: Tradition and contemporaneity
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Melissa DelVecchio: Schwarzman College at Tsinghua University in Beijing
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Samir Younés y Alejandro García Hermida: Reintegrating two urban quarters in Madrid and Palermo
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Julio Jesús Palomino: Restauración de las iglesias de la Comarca de la Arquitectura Negra
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Salma Samar Damluji: Earth Architecture in Hadramut, South Yemen: Recent Projects 2014
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José Luis García Grinda: Materiales y sistemas constructivos tradicionales
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Maurice Culot: Recent works and mythogenesis
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Leon Krier: Le Corbusier after Le Corbusier
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Jaime de Hoz: El origen de las identidades vernáculas
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Michael Lykoudis: Neoclassical Architecture in Greece, Architecture and Urban Unity
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Architecture in the Age of Austerity International Seminar. 2013.

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A wide variety of proposals were presented that, using traditional construction, architecture and urbanism as a reference, seek to improve the contemporary practice in these fields, making it more responsible, more sustainable and more committed to the preservation of our heritage in its broadest sense.
Presentation

The Architecture in the Age of Austerity Seminar, organized by the Rafael Manzano Prize with the collaboration of Notre Dame University School of Architecture (Indiana, EEUU) and the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid and the support of INTBAU Spain and the Centro de Investigación de Arquitectura Tradicional (CIAT), was held on 18, 19 and 20 June 2013 at the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid School of Architecture.

With a full room, despite the intensity of the program, and a magnificent audience, the seminar was a success, becoming an excellent platform for the exchange of ideas and generating interesting debates among the attendees.

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VIDEOS OF THE CONFERENCES

The record and digital edition of these conferences, which can be visited through the links, has been made by the audiovisual services team of the School of Architecture of the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid.

First Day

Presentation of the seminar by Rafael Manzano
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Leon Krier: The Architectural Tuning of Settlements
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Michael Lykoudis: Teaching Traditional Architecture and Urbanism in Notre Dame University
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Samir Younés: The Intellectual History of Traditional Architecture and Urbanism
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Javier Cenicacelaya y Pablo Álvarez Funes: Presentación de INTBAU España
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Leon Krier: Presentación del Libro La Arquitectura de la Comunidad
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Samir Younés: Presentación de The Imperfect City y Architects & Mimetic Rivalry
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Ricardo Arosemena: New Traditional Architecture Projects in Central America
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Ettore Mazzola: Urban Regeneration of the Slums: The Corviale in Rome and the Zen in Palermo
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José Luis Garcia Grinda: La Preservación de la Arquitectura Tradicional en España
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Debate
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Second Day

Stefanos Polyzoides: Reclaiming Urbanism through the Street and the Block
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Lucien Steil: A Phenomenology of New Traditional Architecture and Urbanism
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Oriol Domínguez y Alejandro García Hermida: Talleres de Terrachidia en M’Hamid (Marruecos)
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Selena Anders: From Town to Suburb: The Loss of Urban Form in the American Suburb
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Fernando Vela Cossío: El Centro de Investigación de Arquitectura Tradicional (CIAT) de Boceguillas
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Lucien Steil: Presentación del Libro Contemporary Classical Architects
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David Rivera Gámez: Presentación de la revista Teatro Marittimo (Arquitectura + Cine)
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María Sánchez y Pedro Godoy: Cayalá (Guatemala), la Ciudad Moderna
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Jose Cornelio da Silva: trabajando por la continuidad de la tradición arquitectónica portuguesa
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Frank Martínez: Historic Preservation and Adaptive Reuse Projects in Florida
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Leopoldo Gil Cornet: Trabajos de Restauración en la Real Colegiata de Roncesvalles (Navarra)
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I Conferences of the Rafael Manzano Prize. 2012.

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Due to the award ceremony of the Rafael Manzano Prize 2012 to Leopoldo Gil Cornet, the first Cycle of Conferences for this Prize was celebrated at the School of Architecture of the at la Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM).
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This Cycle I of Conferences was organized by Professor Alejandro García Hermida with the support of Michael Lykoudis, director of the School of Architecture at the University of Notre Dame (Indiana, USA).

It involved Leopoldo Gil, winner of the 2012 Award, Antonio Almagro, Carlos Sánchez, Rafael Manzano and Leon Krier.

This cycle was possible thanks to the generosity of the Richard H. Driehaus Lead Trust and the support of the School of Architecture of la Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM), and especially for its Master’s Degree in Conservation and Restoration of Architectural Heritage.

VIDEOS OF THE CONFERENCES

The record and digital edition of these conferences, which can be visited through the links, has been made by the audiovisual services team of the School of Architecture of the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid.

Rafael Manzano Martos: El último clasicismo tardoantiguo en Occidente: El Califato de Córdoba
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Leon Krier: The fear of backwardness
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Leopoldo Gil Cornet: Roncesvalles, un hospital en el camino
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Antonio Almagro: Luces y sombras en la práctica de la restauración en España
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Carlos Sánchez: La transformación del Patio de los Leones de la Alhambra de Granada
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Conference: Crafts of the Traditional Architecture in Spain. 2018.

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The Conferences on Crafts of Traditional Architecture in Spain: Safeguarding actions, experiences and future perspectives were held from May 8 to 10, 2018 at the Institute of Cultural Heritage of Spain (IPCE) and were organized by the IPCE itself , with the collaboration of Richard H. Driehaus Charitable Lead Trust and INTBAU.

VIDEOS OF THE CONFERENCES

The record and digital edition of these conferences, which can be visited through the links, has been made by IAMTRECE.

First Day

Presentation of the conferences on the crafts of traditional architecture in Spain
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Rafael Manzano: Los oficios tradicionales de la construcción en la práctica de la Arquitectura
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María Pía Timón: El Plan Nacional de Arquitectura Tradicional como instrumento de salvaguardia
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Second Day

Fernando Vegas: Situación de los oficios tradicionales en España
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Juan Agudo Torrico: Técnicas y saberes constructivos. Contenidos de la arquitectura tradicional
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Vincenzina La Spina: Los oficios del yeso
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Isidoro Gordillo Mesa: El oficio de la cal
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Manuel Navarrete Moreno y Jorge Calvo Varona: Los oficios de la madera
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Isidoro Gordillo Mesa: El oficio de la cal
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Pedro Antonio Blanco Ubalde: Fibras vegetales en la construcción tradicional: La caña y el esparto
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Ramón Recuero Ibáñez: La forja en la Arquitectura Tradicional
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Third Day

Alejandro García Hermida: Los premios Driehaus de las artes de la construcción y la Red Nacional de Maestros de la Construcción Tradicional
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María Agúndez y Aniceto Delgado: La técnica de la piedra seca como Patrimonio de la Humanidad
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Aina R. Serrano Espases: La experiencia mallorquina en la salvaguardia de los oficios tradicionales
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Josep M Fortià Rius: La asociación GRETA: Una experiencia de seis años de protección y defensa de los oficios de la arquitectura tradicional
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Ángel Panero Pardo: Formación y empleo en los programas del Consorcio de Santiago de Compostela
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Camilla Mileto: Perspectivas de futuro para la restauración y la arquitectura contemporánea
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Conclusiones y propuestas del Curso Los Oficios de la Arquitectura Tradicional en España en el IPCE
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