Clara Oloriz

Clara Oloriz is a PhD researcher, tutor and practising architect. She studied architecture at the ETSA Universidad de Navarra. She has worked for Foreign Office Architects, Plasma Studio and Groundlab. She teaches at the University of Navarra and has collaborated as visiting tutor on the AALU Masters programme, currently in the Scripting Prototypes workshop, and a number of global workshops such as the visiting school in Mexico City. At present, she is finalising her PhD as visiting student at the Architectural Association. Along with her PhD research she has contributed to several congresses and magazines and she is initiating a research cluster on Urban Prototypes.

Design, Production and Assembly Processes: Industrialised Systems of Construction in 1950s and 1960s Spanish Architecture

Marina Lathouri, Carlos Naya

This thesis explores how technological conditions of mass-production and industrialisation reconfigured architectural design and spatial concepts transforming the methods of construction and affecting production processes. Therefore, it reflects on the relationship between technology and architecture. Through the analysis of industrialised methods of construction in Spanish architecture of the time and situating them within a broader conceptual and historical framework, the investigation tackles the concepts of components and production systems from a material, structural, formal and spatial perspective.