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Manuel Bailo Bailo Esteve

Associate Professor
Unit: School of Architecture
Department: Department of Architecture
Office location and address
Campbell Hall 415
110 Bayly Dr
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
PhD Master Architect ETSABarcelona

He founded BAILORULL ADD+ in Barcelona in 1995 with Rosa Rull Their work includes a wide range of projects, moving from urban scale to interiorism. It has been fully published and awarded. Some examples are: GardenHouse 0.96; Hotel Ciutat d’Igualada, andFaçade-Steps Landscape of Manresa Town Hall, shown at On Site:New Spanish Architecture, MoMA Museum of New York in 2006, and won in 2010 the prestigious international Contracworld Award. They have also received the First “Annual Commercial Space Award” in China 2011. And they have received the prestigious Spanish Award FAD twice. In their projects crystallizes a process of investigation that looks for the balance between assimilation of new ways of reading landscape taken from extra-architectural disciplines and their implementation through a close-to-manufacture technology. His 14 years teaching at the Urban Department at the Escola Tecnica d’Arquitectura de Barcelona and his Ph.D research “Urban Catalyst” makes him as a specialist on how the public space is activated.

ZFOR 3512: International Study
Placeholder course for students studying abroad
ARCH 4010: Research Studio
Credits: 6
This studio course emphasizes conceptualization and synthesis of complex programs in contemporary contexts at multiple scales. Prerequisite: ARCH 3020
ARCH 4011: Design Thinking Studio III
Credits: 6
This is a studio based course on Architectural design thinking with a focus on creative approaches to analyzing and solving diverse problems. Prerequisite: ARCH 3021
ARCH 5500: Special Topics in Architecture
Credits: 1–6
Topical offerings in architecture.
ZFOR 5512: International Study
Placeholder course for students studying abroad.
ARCH 5605: Urban Materiality. The construction of the Public Space
Credits: 3
This class will introduce students to understand the city scale and landscape design in terms of materiality. The students will learn how to use the materials to resolve urban and landscape issues.
PLAN 5611: Barcelona Urban History
Credits: 3
The students will understand the history of Barcelona from its Roman foundation to the extension of its medieval walls. The development of its urban structural grid, example of Cerdà, as well as its current state of remodeling for the Olympic games, and the ongoing urban transformations will all be studied in this class. This course will consist of lectures, field trips & practical exercises; specifically we will develop a graphic interpretation.
ARH 5613: A Design Process. Gaudi's Origin and Legacy
Credits: 3
Gaudi is one of the best known Catalan architects from Barcelona. He is famous for his buildings and his furniture, but he is not known as an urban designer. This class will introduce the students to understanding the city scale in terms of Materiality. It will be apparent by looking at Gaudi's work how important it is to understand the laws of construction and framework for creating a good design.
PLAN 5993: Applied Independent Study
Credits: 1–4
Individual study directed by a faculty member. Prerequisite: Planning faculty approval of topic.
PLAN 7010: Research Studio 1
Credits: 3
Advanced vertical studio, exploring complex issues and sites, often through interdisciplinary design research.
ALAR 8010: Research Studio 2
Credits: 6
Advanced vertical studio, exploring complex issues and sites, often through interdisciplinary design research. Part one of a two part comprehensive design sequence. Prerequisite: ARCH 7020 or LAR 7020.
ALAR 8030: Design Studio 3
Credits: 6
Advanced vertical studio, exploring complex issues and sites, often through interdisciplinary design research. Prerequisite: ALAR 7010 and ALAR 8010.
ALAR 8100: Thesis I
Credits: 3
This course is for students in architecture/landscape undertaking an independent design/thesis studio in the spring semester, or students interested in strategic design thinking. Methods for initiating a thesis, research systems, documentation strategies, design experimentation, and modes of production and presentation will be covered. Collective critical discussion, analysis, and feedback as well as production of a final book will be required.