What is arquitecture?

Victoria Garriga
Lina Lo Bardi built wonderful houses in Brazil. Victoria and Claudia tell us about Lina’s world.
Time:04:24
VO:spanish

Victoria Garriga

Robert Brufau
In preparation

Robert Brufau

Ricard Flores, Eva Prats
In preparation

Ricard Flores, Eva Prats

Pilar Cos
Why is a city like it is? Every house has its specific use… and house by house a town grows.
Time:10:31
VO:catalan

Pilar Cos

Pedro Azara
“The House of Dreams, or the very first house”, a story about the origin of the house and the city
Time:09:57
VO:spanish

Pedro Azara

Jordi Parcerisas
The mother, father and little girl explain what architecture is, using simple everyday gestures.
Time:05:50
VO:catalan

Jordi Parcerisas

Javier Revillo
A man is sleeping. Suddenly he wakes up and sees things, houses, birds… landscapes which only he can see.
Time:05:56
VO:spanish

Javier Revillo

Imma Jansana
Water, the principal character in the story “The water of the Llobregat Delta”, describes its journey through the delta to the sea.
Time:04:12
VO:catalan

Imma Jansana

Emilio Tuñón
In preparation

Emilio Tuñón

El Globus Vermell
How many kinds of chair are there in your house? Are they all used for the same thing?
Time:05:50
VO:catalan

El Globus Vermell

Chechu Vázquez
Animals’ homes are also architecture. The birds nest, burrow and ant-nest all have the same uses as our houses… But you have to know how to build them!
Time:03:43
VO:catalan

Chechu Vázquez

Carme Fiol
Under a cupola, in a corridor, in front of a pyramid… each and every space generates a different kind of feeling. Carme explains this to us using models and plans.
Time:05:31
VO:catalan

Carme Fiol

Bet Cantallops
“Once upon a time there was an enchanted house…” from one story to another we cross the wood and imagine spaces which protect us while we sleep.
Time:02:34
VO:catalan

Bet Cantallops

Andrés Jaque
Abracadabra, the duel between two top magicians to come up with the best Architecture.
Time:01:39
VO:(no text)

Andrés Jaque

Alberto Campo Baeza
The architect is a dreamer, an artist and a technician... It's like a poet.
Time:03:17
VO:spanish

Alberto Campo Baeza

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"WHAT IS ARCHITECTURE?" is a project by "WHAT IS A? Arts education for children and youth"

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Tel. +34 670 85 43 78
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“¿What is Architecture?” makes Architecture accessible to children and awakens their curiosity about their environment in terms of space, tectonics and urban design.

The project revolves round the videos in which architects reply to the question “¿What is Architecture?” The first videos are designed for children aged 5 to 8 years. At this age language is used as a tool to relate with the world and later permits abstraction. The architects have made a special effort to communicate with their young public. Their personal concept of Architecture is at the heart of each proposal.

Teaching workshops are designed to ensure successful contact between the project and the children. With the collaboration of our educational advisors, we research mechanisms to make the project an accessible and useful teaching tool for educational centres.

One-off events take place through contact-relation with institutions, organisations or, simply, just for fun. Each event is an excuse to create an original experience for children with Architecture.