Débora Domingo-Calabuig

Débora Domingo-Calabuig
Universitat Politècnica de València | UPV · Department of Architectural Projects

Architect Ph.D.

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Introduction
Graduated in architecture after studies in Valencia (Spain) and Paris (France), she obtained her doctorate with a PhD dissertation on the epistemology of architecture. Professor at the Department of Architectural Design. Her research focuses on the social consideration in architecture and urban design in the Western-European contexts of the 1960s and 1970s and with regard to changes in higher education and new campus planning.
Additional affiliations
November 2008 - December 2018
Universitat Politècnica de València
Position
  • Professor (Associate)
October 2000 - November 2008
Universitat Politècnica de València
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
Education
September 1995 - July 1996
Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Architecture de Paris La Défense
Field of study
  • Architecture
September 1990 - January 1997
Universitat Politècnica de València
Field of study
  • Architecture

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Publications (89)
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The architectural modernity that prevailed in Germany during the first half of the twentieth century cannot be understood without an appreciation of the work of Lilly Reich, a brilliant designer of interiors, furniture, and ephemeral architecture who exerted significant influence from her active position as a member of the Deutscher Werkbund. Despi...
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Purpose The paper aims to examine the concept of architectural design communication (ADC) for updating design studio dynamics in architectural education during the Covid-19 pandemic. Within this perspective, the changing and transforming contents of architectural education, the thinking, representation and production mediums are examined through th...
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A varied sample of campuses projects can be found in George Candilis' prolific work. The most well-known are the Freie Universität Berlin and the Faculté de la littérature in Toulouse-Le Mirail by the Candilis-Josic-Woods firm but others were developed later by Candilis with several collaborators. Bu Ali Sina University in the Iranian city of Hamad...
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One of the defining features of post-World War II architecture and urban planning was the perception of the city as a changing organism. This led to the emergence of new approaches to dynamic and heterogeneous cities based on the multiplicity and segregation of their layouts and relationship spaces. Among others, this complexity was implemented in...
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The Master Plan for the Loughborough University of Technology is a 143-page document that gathers the work undertaken by the institution to become a university, thus benefiting from the educational policies derived from the 1963 Robbins report in Britain. Arup Associates authored in 1966 a proposal whose main characteristic is its ascription to an...
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If research in architecture and urban planning was not so diverse and varied, we would not be constantly asking ourselves what it means to do research in our field of knowledge. Going back to the original question is something we do recurrently, to the surprise of any scholar from other disciplines. There is no debate about the resources, methods,...
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The past state of alarm, due to the global pandemic by COVID-19, which forced people to remain confined in homes for 99 days, revealed the lack of necessary conditions in housing, and the forced alteration of inhabiting them. The experience Inhabiting the post-pandemic, learning from the experience lived at a personal and collective level, aims to...
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Fifty years have passed since pedagogy, sociology, urban planning and architecture converged in the same intense debate: that of learning spaces in higher education. The large-scale arrival of students at universities in the 1960s and 1970s, particularly in Europe but also in other parts of the world, led to the adoption of policies on teaching mod...
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No one who has studied Mies van der Rohe's Berlin period has any doubts about the influence that Lilly Reich had on the development of his professional career. It is a fact in the history of architecture that the year in which they began to collaborate, 1926, was the moment when Mies began to design contemporary furniture and organise exhibitions,...
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Poner luz, más luz, sobre la figura y la vida de la pionera del diseño y arquitecta Lilly Reich. Sobre este objetivo trabajan en un documental Débora Domingo, Laura Lizondo y Avelina Prat, tres arquitectas valencianas que han conseguido la II Beca Lilly Reich que concede la Fundació Mies van der Rohe y el Ayuntamiento de Barcelona.
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When we talk about urban studies, we focus on the physical environment that gives support to social, political and economic relationships, and therefore the approach is usually transdisciplinary and diverse. Research projects are broadly communicated to the scientific community through academic publications, and particularly through journals. There...
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When we talk about urban studies, we focus on the physical environment that gives support to social, political and economic relationships, and therefore the approach is usually transdisciplinary and diverse. Research projects are broadly communicated to the scientific community through academic publications, and particularly through journals. There...
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Durante los 99 días que duró el estado de alarma en España, la cotidianidad se vio alterada en relación directa con los hogares y su entorno social y urbano más inmediato: una nueva domesticidad emergió como consecuencia de esta situación excepcional y común a toda la sociedad. No obstante, la definición de la vivienda y su adaptación al devenir de...
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This paper analyzes the intervention strategies that can be used for the recomposition of the public space of the social housing estates in the city of Valencia, built between 1952 and 1978. Using research by design methodology, we present some experimental proposals to approach the urban regeneration of the areas located in what is usually called...
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Tanto la teoría del proyecto arquitectónico (qué se enseña) como su metodología (cómo se enseña) cuentan con una notable tradición que se enriquece constantemente con nuevas perspectivas. Sin embargo, cuando hay que diseñar el taller de proyectos, las concreciones pedagógicas se dan con los objetivos específicos de la formación (para qué se enseña)...
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The Robbins report published in 1963 took stock of higher education in postwar Britain and proposed new guidelines for university entrance policies. Tremendous efforts were made to promote seven new universities or 'plateglass universities', to use the term coined by Michael Beloff in 1968. This achievement was possible thanks to the close cooperat...
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Specialized studies demonstrate how the interaction between teaching spaces and pedagogical practices are the basis of an optimal learning environment, thus determining the academic performance. The “formal learning spaces” and the “informal learning spaces” are referred to the new teaching methodologies scenarios and, in the case of university tra...
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This research project aims at the regeneration of European universities created in the 60s and 70s through a systematic, circular, open and integrated process of their cultural heritage. At present, these campuses represent both a tangible and intangible heritage (architecture, urban planning, landscape… but also pedagogy, specialization areas, edu...
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Book Review Caroline Maniaque (ed.) Les années 68 et la formation des architectesRouen: Éditions point de vues, 2018, 320 pages. Language: french. 28 €.ISBN: 978-2-37195-023-8
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In 1963, the Robbins report helped to reveal the post-war crisis of British higher education and advised new guidelines on university access policies. Energetic measures were undertaken to change this situation: the promotion of seven universities labelled as Plateglass Universities, where academics and architects worked together to achieve innovat...
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Since the signing of the Bologna Declaration in 1999, third cycle education, or, most specifically, doctoral training, has been growing in number of candidates and in relevance in most European schools of Architecture. The European Association for Architectural Education (EAAE), through its Research Academy group (RA), created a questionnaire with...
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Paul Rudolph worked at the Southeastern Massachusetts Technological Institute from 1963 to 1991. Despite not being one of his most popular designs at that time, recent publications have revalued this work by evidencing the coherence between thought and design in a case of large-scale construction. This new campus allowed Rudolph to conceive an ‘ope...
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La arquitectura residencial modular de los años 60 y 70 centró su atención en el proceso de diseño para ofrecer así una soñada flexibilidad y adaptabilidad a los tiempos futuros. En algunos casos, las experiencias de participación de los usuarios se incorporaron al método abierto de trabajo, con el fin de ofrecer una variedad tipológica más cercana...
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En 1963, el informe Robbins ponía de manifiesto el estado de crisis de la educación superior de la posguerra británica y aconsejaba nuevas directrices en las políticas de acceso a la universidad. La revolución social tendría repercusiones en todos los ámbitos, e iría acompañada de planes de estudio innovadores y de arquitecturas que promovieran el...
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The school of Valencia was a singular case study in the architectural training in Spain towards the end of the 60s. Like in Madrid, Barcelona, and Seville, the school also participated in the bustling political and social context, but while in these schools the curriculum of 1964 was extended until 1975, in Valencia the creation of the Instituto Po...
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[Sometimes the most dreamy reflections occur outside of academic research].
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Certain residential designs focus on the comprehension of the dwelling as a modular cell that will later be grouped on the basis of three-dimensional geometric laws. Thus, they seek to be flexible designs, suitable for change and aim to make life easier for their users. The decade of the 60 can be highlighted as the launch and the expansion of this...
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Pursuing a PhD in Architecture: Tips and Tools
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The student movements of 1968 changed the course of architecture studies, although the shock wave of this earthquake -with the common epicenter in the education update- did not affect equally the Western Europe countries. In France, successive protests exploded the architecture section of the School of Fine Arts in different "pedagogical units" lat...
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In the late 1960s and early 70s, many universities in Europe were designed and built using a system-oriented approach. This paper examines the specific case of the Instituto Politécnico Superior de Valencia on the basis of the documents and drawings for the scheme design competition and the production information by L35 Arquitectos, an architectura...
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VLC arquitectura and EN BLANCO are two architectural research journals edited and published by the School of Architecture of Valencia (Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain)
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In post-war Britain, the Plateglass Universities were further evidence of the trust in architects to act as professional links between government aims and social needs. These campuses gave the British middle classes easier access to higher education, and are here under study in a research that crosses architectural and urban design with pedagogical...
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Between 1968 and 1970 Georges Candilis worked on a project for the construction of two shopping centres in the Le Barcares-Leucate tourist train station located on the Languedoc-Roussillon region of the French coast. This article studies the project as an exemplary intervention in terms of the construction being inserted as a stem in the urban stor...
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P: Nos gustaría empezar esta entrevista recordando la primera visita de Marc Barani a la Escuela de Arquitectura de Valencia, en el año 2007, cuando participó en las Jornadas “Materia y Forma” de la Cátedra Blanca. Fue entonces cuando nos presentó su proyecto para el tranvía de Niza, todavía no finalizado, que fue merecedor del premio “Equerre d’Ar...
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Like other European countries, Britain faced the depression caused by World War II during the 1940s and 50s. This led to political decisions that reflected complete faith in architects, who were considered to be the professional link between govermnental aims and social needs. Two important cases are analyzed in this paper: the New Towns, which cha...
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Louis I. Kahn’s “form drawing” for the First Unitarian Church of Rochester is a simple diagram and yet it sums up everything involved in the starting point of architectural design. Accustomed as we are nowadays to more sophisticated images, it is worth taking a closer look at the value and aim of this type of diagram characterized by an enlightenin...
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Architectural research is as varied as the disciplines that come together in its own practice: the arc ranges from pure technological field to qualitative analyses of the social sciences. However, the study of the architectural design does not fit into either of these extremes. Even being specific, architectural research cannot be alien to the esta...
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The research activity is not an option for teachers of the Schools of Architecture, simply because it will be evaluated regularly. The roadmap of university teachers is clear: several academic accreditations are needed to access to civil service. Furthermore, periodic and sporadic assessments should be added, related to the entire academia progress...
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Dismantling and reframing programme and composition, mat-building envisaged architecture as a dynamic, flexible armature.
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En esta comunicación presentamos una experiencia de aprendizaje que hemos llevado a cabo en la Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Valencia con el objetivo de que el alumnado perciba el papel y la conexión existente entre tres disciplinas aparentemente inconexas, como son matemáticas, proyectos arqui­tectónicos y urbanismo (mau_mau). El int...
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The Comisión Nacional de la Actividad Investigadora (CNEAI) recognizes specific criteria in subfield 6.3 "Architecture, Civil Engineering and Urban Planning" for the assessment of journal articles. Since 2006, new indices are introduced -Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals, Architectural Publications Index of the Royal Institute of British Arc...
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p>El análisis de la Capilla de la Santa Cruz (1967) de Pekka Pitkänen en el cementerio de Turku (Finlandia) demuestra la afi nidad entre un conjunto de edifi cios religiosos coetáneos, próximos geográfi camente, y construidos con el material del momento: el hormigón armado. Las iglesias de Viljo Revell o Aarno Ruusuvuori integran una familia de pro...
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In 1962 Umberto Eco published "Opera aperta", an essay devoted to the analysis of the relationship addresser-adressee through the artwork, in accordance with the philosophical thought of the moment. The transfer to architecture, from a semantic perspective, did not take long to come, and several consequences of this new understanding of the discipl...
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Uso del portafolio en la enseñanza del proyecto arquitectónico.
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RESUMEN En 1969, el Ministerio de Educación y Ciencia convoca tres concursos sucesivos de anteproyectos para las nuevas Universidades Autónomas de Madrid, Bilbao y Barcelona. El contexto histórico, cultural y social es propicio para el lanzamiento de una empresa de tal envergadura; las reflexiones en torno a los concursos de arquitectura se multipl...
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El artículo recoge los resultados vinculados al Proyecto de Innovación y Mejora Educativa (PIME) " Adaptación de la asignatura Proyectos I (PRI) al nuevo espacio europeo de educación superior " , que surge ante la necesidad de adaptar la asignatura de PRI, en segundo curso de arquitectura al nuevo título de Grado en Arquitectura. Adaptada la asigna...
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Dentro del programa de adaptación al nuevo Espacio de Educación Europeo (EEES) se han puesto en marcha a través de la asignatura de Proyectos Arquitectónicos de la Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Valencia (ETSAV) diversas iniciativas mediante el uso del portafolio. Una de ellas, en segundo curso, para mejorar la coordinación entre asign...
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Catalogue of the Exhibition ´Mat-building. Frankfurt Berlín Venecia Kuwait Valencia'
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La adaptación al EEES ha provocado que, en la UPV, surjan iniciativas que promueven la aplicación de acciones para la mejora de la coordinación horizontal y vertical entre las asignaturas. En la Escuela de Arquitectura se han puesto en marcha dos acciones. Una de ellas es la obtención de información desde el profesorado a través de encuestas que se...
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The works of architecture, with all their concreteness and specificity, are the true repositories of architectural knowledge which transcends the written word. This paper argues for placing the architectural researcher metaphorically on the building site, like an architect who descends to the tangible reality of facts after a long and intense perio...
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RESUMEN Fruto de los debates mantenidos por los protagonistas del Team 10 a lo largo de la década de los 60, surgen una serie de edificios que, años después, Alison Smithson denominará mat-buildings. Éstos se caracterizan por ser construcciones de baja altura y alta densidad, definidas por una estructura en red cuya flexibilidad permite la adaptaci...
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Fruto de los debates mantenidos por los protagonistas del Team 10 a lo largo de la década de los 60, surgen una serie de edificios que, años después, Alison Smithson denominará mat-buildings. Éstos se caracterizan por ser construcciones de baja altura y alta densidad, definidas por una estructura en red cuya flexibilidad permite la adaptación con h...
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The hollow concrete block was born around the middle of the nineteenth century as a cheap alternative to natural stone blocks. From this relative humble origin, the block gradually grew in reputationat the hands of celebrated architects such as, firstly, Frank Lloyd Wright, and later by Louis I. Kahn, Aldo van Eyck and Herman Hertzberger. The prese...
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The single house designed by Charles Pictet in Frontenex (Geneva, Switzerland) is a model example of a project whose value in the way environmental challenges are faced. Starting with special conditions, like the inclusion of an old greenhouse in the plan of the residence, have led to the design of a unique and renowned house, where formal construc...
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El bloque hueco de hormigón nace a mediados del siglo XIX como una alternativa económica al sillar de piedra natural. Con tan humilde origen, el bloque se ennoblece poco a poco de la mano de célebres arquitectos como Frank Lloyd Wright, primero, o Louis I. Kahn, Aldo van Eyck y Herman Hertzberger, después. El presente artículo recorre el camino que...
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Mat-building is a low-rise, high-density construction which characterizes European architecture of the 1960s and 1970s. The term is coined by Alison Smithson and its paradigm is the Free University in Berlin by Candilis, Josic and Woods. Based on a strong internal order and indeterminacy in form, mat-buildings’ design is a combinatory method. In Sp...
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A number of European new universities of the 1960s foreshadow Alison Smithson’s mat-building definition of 1974 (AD, sep. 1974); so much that there seems to be a close relationship between post-war higher education ideals and mat-building compositional systems. As Karl Kiem (2008) has pointed out, during the nineteen sixties European universities a...
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La adaptación al EEES ha provocado que, en la UPV, surjan iniciativas que promueven la aplicación de acciones para la mejora de la coordinación horizontal y vertical entre las asignaturas. En la Escuela de Arquitectura se han puesto en marcha dos acciones. Una de ellas es la obtención de información desde el profesorado a través de encuestas que se...
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Training of architects has traditionally been based on the understanding of the architectural project as a creative act of an individual nature. The professional reality, however, sits at the other extreme: the project process is multidisciplinary and obligatorily encompasses cooperative characteristics. The adaptation of the courses studied in the...
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La ciudad de Tapiola constituye una experiencia más en la vasta tradición de ciudades de nueva planta planificadas en Finlandia a lo largo del siglo XX. Sin embargo, su tardía ubicación en el contexto funcionalista, su nacimiento desde la promoción privada, y las variables económicas, administrativas y sociales insertas en su propia gestión, permit...
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El eterno debate sobre las variables que definen el proceso proyectual del arquitecto, se ha convertido en la alimentación continua de una evolución teórica y práctica de nuestra disciplina. En ambas alcanzamos a entender que el hecho de proyectar sólo es posible gracias a una estructura de pensamiento en la que intervienen variables cognitivas de...