S | Bofill in a box – An architectural boîte-en-valise, an exhibition

  Building plastered in pink pastel tones against blue sky © RBTA (mod.)  

In the last semesters, we have repeatedly studied the peculiar and fascinating work of the Catalan architect Ricardo Bofill and his office "Taller de Arquitectura". In doing so, we have taken an unusual approach to exploring, understanding, and "recreating" his buildings. With the course "Bofill in a box" this seminar series now comes to its preliminary conclusion.

This semester we will focus on Bofill's buildings of the 1970s and will discover, among others, the Gaudì District in Reus, the famous complex La Muralla Roja or the Edificio Xanadù in Calp. Inspired by the works of the French conceptual artist Marcel Duchamp, we will develop an architectural boîte-en-valise, with the help of which the building chosen in each case together with its particularities can be explored and experienced by ourselves, but also by third parties.

The conception, the filling, the mechanics and the production of the boîtes are considered as independent methods and tools for the comprehension and the communication of the respective building. With simple means we will also design and implement an exhibition of the boxes of this and the previous course(s).



Cultural and Historical Basics III | Seminar
B. Sc. | 5th semester


Curious about the project, but not sure if you should enroll in the course?
Then come by for a meet & greet with the boxes we created so far:
September 27, 2023, 10 to 11am, AGes Library

Kick-Off: Monday, October 16, 2023, 4:30 to 6pm, AGes Library
Regular date: Selected Mondays, 4:30 to 6pm, AGes Library
Additional compact working days will be scheduled in consultation with the seminar participants.
Submission: Monday, February 26, 2024, AGes Library
Exhibition: Monday, April 8, 2024 until Friday, April 12, 2024, Foyer

Further Information

We work in teams and with agile methods. In this way, you will have the opportunity to take on tasks according to your individual skills. The course is recommended for all those who are interested in the architecture of the 1970s (in particular, of course, in Bofill's buildings) and who want to widen their horizons in the field of creative model and presentation techniques.


Dipl.-Ing. Architektin Verena Hake