INTERVIEWS

BAM Platform has interviewed the Directors of the TOP Best Architecture Master’s in the World according to BAM Ranking 2018. We aimed to motivate architects and architecture students through the words of some of the most relevant professionals of the world academy. At the same time, our purpose is to let our readers know further details about the most relevant postgraduate programs directly from the source. 

 

Here you will find the BAM interview to Postgraduate’s Directors of some of the best architecture schools in the world. 

Director of the Master in Architecture. 

Tinghua University, China

 

1.- In your opinion, why is Architecture Education so important?

I believe that it is the responsibility of the architect to strive for the highest order of the human environments. Architects are directly responsible for both physical and spiritual quality of our life.

 

2.- How do you see Architecture Academy in the future? What would you like to be different?

The main architectural problems we are facing in 21st century is not about style or “exotic” theoretical debate, it is about sustainability and responsibility, it is about the whole process of life span of our built environment. We should not just consider the building process but also de-building process, not just physical structure of our environment, but also the positive energy flow of our living space as a whole. Our criculum emphasizes this very process of whole life span of our built environment in a sustainable way.

 

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José María de Lapuerta

Director of The Master in Collective Housing. 

Universidad Politécnica de Madrid + ETH Zurich

 

1.- In your opinion, why is Architecture Education so important?

Architecture is really important only for architects. For the rest of the society, this issue would be relevant only if we train architects with the ability of recovering the power to improve the life of people in their houses and cities.

 

2.- How do you see Architecture Academy in the future? What would you like to be different?

In the near future, the architecture education will follow the same path that some of us started some years ago: a practical teaching with international students and faculty that encourages future alliances between very distant countries, combined with the higher technical level without regional or artisanal excuses. An architect who has expanded his/her skills to coordinate professional teams with experts in transport, energy, sociology, among others.

 

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Salomon Frausto

Director of The Berlage Post-master in Architecture and Urban Design

Delft University of Technology. Delft, The Netherlands

 

1.- In your opinion, why is Architecture Education so important?

 

2.- How do you see Architecture Academy in the future? What would you like to be different?

 

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