BODEGA Enological Metabolism / 2nd - 16th of July 2015



Directors Coordinator Tutors Assistants
Edouard Cabay Relja Ferusic Edouard Cabay Stephenn Foley
Carles Sala   Relja Ferusic Juan Pablo Quintero
    Carles Sala  
    Héctor Mendoza  



Data gathering.
The core exercise of the workshop will depart from an onsite cartographical analysis of the wine cathedrals of the modernist movement. We will read the bodega as a set of interlaced systems, occurring in time, orchestrating all the aspects of architecture and wine making: space, structure, light, climate, services, circulation, machines, processes, transport…

Data mapping.
With the data collected during the field trip, students will have to describe graphically the way in which they understand these systems and relations. The outcome of this analysis will be formalised as drawings or maps, test models and form-finding experiments, that attempt to dismantle or dissect the systems that compose the winery.

Live Laboratory of the Senses.
Playfully creating a “mise-en-scene” with wine, students will explore sensorial experiences that the liquid is not known to usually provoke. We will take the wine out of the glass, into the space, into the air, confronting it to light, heat, wind… This part of the work will run as a continuous experiment, starting on day one, ending during the final presentation of the workshop!

Digital tools and physical models
We will tackle drawing and model-making with the contribution of digital tools, may they help us to think about cartography, about design, about making... Parametric design will be part of the learning agenda of the workshop. Support in drawing, 3d-modelling, parametric modelling, physical fabrication will be provided by a team of experts.


BODEGA Enological Metabolism
2nd - 16th of July 2015

Bodega – Enological Metabolism centres its research on the associations that exist between wine and architecture in order to identify the influences they have on one another.

The workshop will run as two simultaneous experiments: an exploration of the senses, using wine as a raw material, which occurs as 1:1 installations to empirically test and provoke unusual sensorial effects on the body; the other, initiated from a methodological understanding of the winery as a machine, will dissect techniques and technologies involved in enological processes, leading to the speculative design of alternative winery models. Using digitally advanced techniques, the latter explorations will take the form of large-scale maps, models and prototypes.



Have a look on the selection of works and from previous editions

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The ETSAB, ‘Escola Tècnica Superior d’Arquitectura de Barcelona’, will become the local and collaborative school for the AA Visiting School Barcelona. The school of Gaudí, Domènech i Montaner, Coderch, Bonet Castellana, Sert, Miralles, Llinàs, Moneo, Mateo or Ferrater will bring its long expertise and resources to achieve the appropriate academic environment for the course.



Open Lectures Series

ARCHI/TECH/E/NOLOGIES is a Lecture Series open to everyone, which will bring together professionals of all kinds concerning architecture, technology and enology. Local and international architects with expertise in designing wineries will explain their startegies to develop their work on the wine field, whereas enologists and agricultural engineers will support and contrast all the techniques and current technologies used both, in the vineyard and the winery, to control the whole process of wine making in order to optimize the quality and the design of its coupage. By linking all these disciplines, the students will be encouraged to learn and support their project based in all this knowledge and tools.

AAVS Barcelona 2015 - Opening Lecture
Josep Lluís Mateo, Mateo Arquitectura, Barcelona
Roca Barcelona Gallery, 2nd July 2015 at 19:30h

AAVS Barcelona 2015 - Miderm Lecture
Rosa Rull, Bailo Rull + ADD Architects, Barcelona
Roca Barcelona Gallery, 9th July 2015 at 19:30h

AAVS Barcelona 2015 - Keynote Lecture
Didier Faustino, Architect, Paris
Roca Barcelona Gallery, 16th July 2015 at 19:30h


Marc Fornes, Keynote Lecturer course 2014

Sir Peter Cook, Keynote Lecturer course 2013