Architecture (Tuning Latin America II)

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List of Subject-Specific Competences

1. Awareness of the cultural function of Architecture.
2. Awareness of the social function of Architecture and of how the architect can contribute ideas to society to improve habitats.
3. Awareness of responsibility concerning the environment and concerning architectural and urban heritage values.
4. Skill in designing buildings and/or urban development projects that blend with the surrounding environment and fully satisfy local human, social and cultural requirements.
5. Skill in formulating ideas and transforming them into architectural creations exemplifying the principles of composition, and good visual perception and spatial perception.
6. Knowledge of history, theories of Architecture, art, aesthetics and human sciences.
7. Knowledge, sensitivity and commitment regarding current architectural issues at local and global levels.
8. Ethical commitment regarding the discipline and practice of Architecture.
9. Imaginative, creative and innovative ideas in processes or architectural design and urban development.
10. Knowledge of and ability to apply research methods to resolve creatively the demands of the human habitat, on different scales and at different levels of complexity.
11. Desire to research and produce new knowledge that will contribute to the development of Architecture.
12. Ability to perceive, conceive and manage space in three dimensions and on different scales.
13. Skill in reconciling all the factors involved in architectural design and urban development.
14. Mastery of the media and tools used for communicating verbally, in writing and/or volumetrically architectural and urban development ideas and designs.
15. Ability to form part of interdisciplinary teams deploying different intervention techniques to improve degraded and/or disputed urban and architectural spaces.
16. Ability to recognise, evaluate, enhance and preserve architectural and urban heritage.
17. Skill at leading, taking part in and co-ordinating interdisciplinary work in Architecture and urban development.
18. Capacity to undertake architectural and urban development projects guaranteeing sustainable development and environmental, social, cultural and economic maintainability.
19. Capacity to design buildings and structures that will respond well to the bioclimatic, landscape and topographical conditions of the region in question.
20. Capacity to define the structural system of architectural projects.
21. Capacity to define the appropriate construction systems and technology for the architectural project and local context in question.
22. Capacity to define the installation systems called for by the architectural and/or urban development design conception.
23. Capacity to apply the legal and technical codes regulating the field of Architecture, construction and urban development.
24. Capacity to produce all the technical documentation necessary for bringing an architectural project to completion.
25. Capacity for planning, programming, budgeting and managing architectural and urban development projects in the market.
26. Capacity to build, direct, supervise and oversee the execution of architectural and urban development construction projects on different scales.


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