Estoa. Journal of the Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism
ESTOA. Journal of the Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism of the University of Cuenca (e-ISSN: 1390-9274), is a half-yearly publication, in the periods January-June and July-December. It is established, from the year 2012, as a platform dedicated to the exploration of the architecture and the urbanism in its linkage with the academic and professional world, the university and the society.
- Analysis of the teaching practice of the Department of Architecture of the National Autonomous University of Honduras Teacherspor Milgian Dixiana Martínez Ordóñez el enero 31, 2024 a las 12:00 am
This article presents the experience of three teachers from the Department of Architecture at a public university in Honduras, with different specialties, who have planned, designed, and implemented coordinated activities in the same classroom. In this regard, the research explores the process of planning, content selection, teaching methodologies, and evaluation strategies employed by the teachers. The research is grounded in the interpretive paradigm from the perspective of educational research, and the methodological approach applied is the interpretive and non-interventionist multiple case study, selected through intentional maximum variation sampling. The results highlight the importance of these practices, where teachers learn from each other regardless of their level of experience, avoiding isolation and working together, employing diverse and innovative methods and strategies. Furthermore, these practices foster collaboration, respect, and solidarity among teachers.
- Public policies and their ephemeral response in the cycle paths executed within the monumental area of Tacna, Perú 2023por Ronny Fernando Vizcarra Silvestre el enero 31, 2024 a las 12:00 am
Public policies and the transient response to cycle paths implemented within the monumental area of Tacna, Peru, align with an international policy proposed by the Sustainable Development Goals related to SDG 11: Sustainable cities; where the national government is the main promoter of its execution in urban areas, this initiative aims to enhance the organization and accessibility of non-motorized vehicles, particularly during the pandemic and the post-pandemic period caused by Covid-19. The main objective is to determine the level of satisfaction of the collegiate architects of Tacna, relating it to the contribution of the cycle paths in the monumental area and interpret the ephemeral paradigm of efficient use, imposed on the city. The study employs a quantitative approach at a descriptive level, utilizing a survey based on a Likert scale. The survey evaluates conditions such as materials, basic security, institutional functioning, and the achieved results. The findings indicate low levels of acceptance across all four dimensions low.
- Luis Berges Roldán: Reflections on heritage, thought, and memory through his drawingspor Antonio Estepa Rubio el enero 31, 2024 a las 12:00 am
With this study, we aim to emphasize the heritage of Jaén through the graphic production of architect Luis Berges Roldán. Throughout his professional career, Berges has employed a distinctive and personal system of expression that grants him a recognizable identity. Drawing has always been the lens through which he filters his approach to time and space. The local culture that sparked his vocation as an architect and upon which his executed work unfolds, along with the historical, familial, and personal circumstances he has had to respond to, have been the substrate where his production, both graphic and architectural, has germinated. In this research, we address two complementary perspectives. Firstly, we assess the significance of graphic representation as a substantial asset for understanding his personal universe. Secondly, we focus on comprehending the value of his graphic and architectural production as an inseparable unit, giving rise to his creative thinking.
- Sketches and CAD, partners in architectural design: experience at the Catholic University of the North (Chile)por Francisca del Pilar Vergara-Valverde el enero 31, 2024 a las 12:00 am
The prominence of sketching and architectural observation has been displaced by the increasing use of CAD tools among architecture students. However, the thesis that these tools can be effectively used together is defended. The research employs a mixed-method design with two sequential phases. Firstly, the prevalence of CAD representations and the use of sketches in two-thirds of the projects are recognized for a sample of 102 thesis projects from the School of Architecture of Catholic University of the North-Chile. In the second phase, through a case study, the symbiosis of sketches with CAD, particularly in their prescriptive and speculative functions, is demonstrated. The article contributes to the discussion on the integration of analog and digital approaches in architectural education and prompts reflection on the continued relevance of sketches as an identity hallmark in the aforementioned school.
- Heritage management in post-revolutionary Tunisia: a case study from Mhamdiapor Sami Yassine Turki el enero 31, 2024 a las 12:00 am
Since the 2011 revolution, Tunisia has undergone a transformative phase characterized by emerging models of governance that prioritize grassroots initiatives and community participation in local affairs. Despite its manifold challenges, this political renewal has unfolded during political, socioeconomic, and security crises. Through a case study of the commune of Mhamdia, this article aims to examine two key aspects: (1) how communes can approach built heritage amidst the presence of national, international, governmental, non-governmental, profit, and non-profit actors, and (2) how heritage management can pose challenges, occasionally leading to the destruction of historical elements. This qualitative analysis, rooted in practitioner research, explores shifting paradigms and evolving dynamics within traditional and novel practices, shedding light on their impact on built heritage. The results demonstrate that, similar to national players, local elites also leverage built heritage to fortify their legitimacy, albeit through different means.