«Observar la ciudad» – Teaching a design semester at the University of Anáhuac

«Observar la ciudad» – Teaching a design semester at the University of Anáhuac

Semester posters

© Laure Nashed

Modellfoto Casa a Mendrisio © Laure Nashed

› 2021, teaching a design semester at the University of Anáhuac, Faculty of Architecture, Mexico City.

 

› I am very happy to be able to accompany fifteen students in their first design semester at the University of Anáhuac in Mexico City, which starts next Tuesday, 10 August. In this semester, the students are designing a house that serves the community: a building at the end stations of the metro where two security guards make sure everyone gets home safely. An additional function for the community will be added to the building making it more inviting. In terms of urban planning, the students have to position their design clearly. The buildings will become important landmarks in the chaotic urban fabric of the metropolis of 22 million people.

 
The school and university system in Mexico is very different from the one I grew up with in Switzerland. Even at the private universities, the salaries are too low to offer in-depth, creative teaching. I accept this challenge and hope that I can pass on to the students what I have learned from some very good and formative teachers and professors in Switzerland. I welcome any suggestions and exchanges with other teachers, students from other schools and architects who are interested in teaching. 
 
Hopefully we will soon all be tinkering, creating and discussing together every Tuesday and Thursday morning on the Campus Norte of Anáhuac. 
Modellfoto Casa a Mendrisio © Laure Nashed
Schnitt durch Treppenhaus © Laure Nashed
Grundriss Erdgeschoss © Laure Nashed
Grundriss 1. Obergeschoss © Laure Nashed

› 2021, teaching a design semester at the University of Anáhuac, Faculty of Architecture, Mexico City.

 

› I am very happy to be able to accompany fifteen students in their first design semester at the University of Anáhuac in Mexico City, which starts next Tuesday, 10 August. In this semester, the students are designing a house that serves the community: a building at the end stations of the metro where two security guards make sure everyone gets home safely. An additional function for the community will be added to the building making it more inviting. In terms of urban planning, the students have to position their design clearly. The buildings will become important landmarks in the chaotic urban fabric of the metropolis of 22 million people.

 
The school and university system in Mexico is very different from the one I grew up with in Switzerland. Even at the private universities, the salaries are too low to offer in-depth, creative teaching. I accept this challenge and hope that I can pass on to the students what I have learned from some very good and formative teachers and professors in Switzerland. I welcome any suggestions and exchanges with other teachers, students from other schools and architects who are interested in teaching. 
 
Hopefully we will soon all be tinkering, creating and discussing together every Tuesday and Thursday morning on the Campus Norte of Anáhuac.