LEARNING:

‘little maps’ is a learning adventure where we cultivate, reflect and share our experience in learning to make architecture, in a constant dialogue with older and younger generations, with what's lost and what's yet to be thought.  A light bag of hands-on knowledge we carry and share from place to place. It is shared online, but also in dialogues, seminars, workshops and studios all over the world. 

 ‘little maps’ is an innovative pedagogical project focused in sharing with young learners an understanding about architects potential positive transforming roles in our ecosystems, developing a dynamic cartography which helps them to reflect on and evolve their disciplinary knowledge and tools, through rigorous biological and technical solutions for the constant and new challenges of our societies and global climate. A comprehensive effort, that integrates reflection and hands-on action; speculative, critical and pragmatical thinking; research and practice; fieldwork and online engagement; scientific method and character.


-A school that is not on a constant journey is no school at all.

-How could an architecture school be?

Migrating from place to place, where good weather is.


Constantly under-construction, physically and mentally. Hands-on learning, where classrooms and workshops are one. Learning from doing, learning from thinking, learning from living.


A free-thinking community, where all views are respected. Where rigour and playfulness come together.


Constantly questioning certainties.


A community of learners, a community of makers, where each individual talent is reinforced as part of a group.


Working hand in hand with local communities, in order to open new ideas and solve practical issues.


Barely a building, as open as climate and critters allow it.


Learning from nature. As we are part of it, we learn from the nature of trees, soil, rivers, clouds, sun, other animals, all their complex interrelations , and from our inner nature.


A living environment. Ever growing, creating more life than before it came to the place.

 

DAVID TAPIAS MONNÉ.

EDUCATION

.Teaching accreditation: Full Professor certificate.

ANECA (Spanish Ministry of Education) accreditation as ‘Profesor Contratado Doctor’ (‘Profesor agregado’ )-highest possible higher education qualification in Spain. Madrid, Spain, 2013.

 

.Doctor in Architectural Design.

PhD ‘Departament de Projectes Arquitectònics’, ETSAB, UPC. Barcelona, Spain. 2013.

Dissertation: The maison Prouvé in Nancy.

Advisor: Moisés Gallego.

Cum laude.

 

.Architect.

Escola Tècnica Superior d’Arquitectura de Barcelona (ETSAB), UPC. Barcelona, Spain. 1999.

 

TEACHING
TEACHING EXPERIENCE:
.www.littlemaps.net. An online architecture unschool. A pedagogical innovation cartography for young architects. 2013-today.

.Master’s Design thesis tutor and supervision of higher research degree students. ear (Escola Tècnica Superior d’arquitectura de Reus, URV). Barcelona, Spain. 2015-today.
.Adjunct Professor. Undergraduate landscape, architectural design and sustainable design studio. ear (Escola Tècnica Superior d’arquitectura de Reus, URV). Barcelona, Spain. 2015-today.
.Visiting Teaching Fellow in Residence. The Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture. Postgraduate Shelter Design-Build studio. Taliesin West, Arizona, US. 2015.

.Vertical workshop. Professor. ESARQ-UIC. Barcelona, Spain. September 2014.

.Guest lecturer at Arkitektskolen Aarhus undergraduate reclaiming urban landscape and fabrication studio. Aarhus, Denmark. 2013.

.Adjunct Professor and Advanced Design Studio unit coordinator. Postgraduate integrated architectural design, landscape, interior architecture and building technologies studio. Curriculum design and development. Assessment of students. ear (Escola Tècnica Superior d’arquitectura de Reus, URV). Barcelona, Spain. 2013-2016.

.Full-time Assistant Professor and Advanced Design Studio unit coordinator. Postgraduate integrated architectural design, landscape, interior architecture and building technologies studio. Curriculum design and development. Assessment of students. ear (Escola Tècnica Superior d’arquitectura de Reus, URV). Barcelona, Spain. 2009-2013.

.Adjunct Professor. Undergraduate landscape, architectural design and sustainable design studio. ear (Escola Tècnica Superior d’arquitectura de Reus, URV). Barcelona, Spain. 2005-2009.

.Study abroad program Professor. URV workshop ‘La ciutat mediterrània’. A research on mediterranean landscapes and resources.  With TEC Monterrey. 2011 and 2012.

.Assistant Professor with Duncan Lewis. First year sustainable architectural design studio. ESARQ-UIC. Barcelona, Spain. 1998-2000.

.Professor. Vertical Workshops. With Greenpeace and Médecins Sans Frontières. Sustainable architectural design. ESARQ-UIC. Barcelona, Spain. 1998-2000.

 

SELECTED STUDENT WORKS PUBLICATIONS:
.Interior Designer. China Architecture & Building Press. #59. Taliesin West Shelters. 2016. ISBN: 978-7-112-19621-0
.Pasajes de Arquitectura. #141. Taliesin West Shelters. 2016.

.Archdaily. Taliesin West shelters. 2016. Online.
.tectonicablog. Taliesin West shelters. 2016. Online.
.DesignBoom. Taliesin West shelters. 2016. Online.
.Divisare. Taliesin West shelters. 2016. Online.

.Curbed. Taliesin West shelters. 2016. Online.
.HIC Arquitectura. Taliesin West shelters. 2016. Online.
.Architect magazine. Taliesin West shelters. USA. 2015. Online.

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS OF STUDENTS WORKS:
.Urban heritage projects. Undergraduate architectural design and sustainable design studio. ear (Escola Tècnica Superior d’arquitectura de Reus, URV). Vic Municipality, Catalonia.  2016.
.Winery for a rural community. Postgraduate architectural design and building technologies studio. Cabacés Town Hall, Catalonia. 2010.
.arquitectures sense lloc. Centre d’Art Santa Mònica. Barcelona, Spain. 2008.

SELECTED FINAL REVIEW JURIES:

.Final review Shelter undergraduate design studio. ETSAB Barcelona. 2016.
.Final thesis projects jury president. ETSALS, La Salle, Barcelona. 2016.
.Final review at Bet Capdeferro’s design studio. Cornell University. Ithaca, New York, USA. 2013.

.Final review at Cristina Goberna’s design studio. GSAPP, Columbia University. New York City, USA. 2013.

SELECTED GRANTS:

.Teaching Fellow in Residence. The Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture. Taliesin West, Arizona. 2015.

.ERASMUS. Helsinki University of Technology, Otaniemi, Finland. 1997-98.

 

EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP AND ADMINISTRATIVE ENGAGEMENT:

.Quality system and official accreditation coordinator at Escola Tècnica d’Arquitectura de Reus, Barcelona, Spain. 2009-2013.

.Curriculum development committee at Escola Tècnica d’Arquitectura de Reus, Barcelona, Spain. 2009-2014.

.Advanced Design Studio Postgraduate unit coordinator. Escola Tècnica d’Arquitectura de Reus, Barcelona, Spain. 2009-2015.

.PhD candidate supervisor. ETSAB, UPC, Barcelona and ETSA Reus, Barcelona, Spain. 2013-today.