Degree in Architecture Studies

In La Salle you will be trained to become a responsable architect. Likewise, you will acquire the capacity to respond to the needs of society using the most advanced knowledge and technologies

Architectural Design 4

1.1. Code: YY040 1.2. Subject Category: 1.3. Duration: Semestral 1.4. Credits ECTS: 6 1.5. Head Professor: 1.6. Language: Catalan – Spanish – English
Type Subject
Tercer - Obligatoria
Previous Knowledge

The student must acquire an analytical and critical vision of the problems to be solved in our profession. They must know how to structure a real solution and transform it into a graphic and written document in a clear and concise manner:
Analysis and reflection.
Aptitude, ability and capacity
- To analyze architectural morphologies and typologies.
- The student's search for references throughout the history of architecture in order to understand and seek his positioning in front of the project to be realized: program,
quality of spaces, implantation on the site, etc...
- Ordering and questioning the important issues to be raised in the project.
- To know how to write the concept of the project and its implementation on the site.
- To compare a program of needs to apply it to an architectural project.

Architectural Project
To understand, define and develop
- the integration of the project in the site and its territorial relationship.
- The relationship between the human scale, the environment and the buildings.
- To know how to introduce into the project the architectural elements that create the space: the envelope, the materiality, etc.
- Natural light and its impact on the project.

Didactic practice (Interconnection. Horizontal Workshop)
- Horizontal workshops help the student to discover the interconnectedness of our discipline in all fields.

Understand and apply
- The knowledge of architectural representation necessary for the specific project development and its correct understanding.
- Knowledge of different systems of representation of the project through photography, video, collage, models, 3D, etc.
- The relation of scales. Each document has its scale, and that it does not explain the same thing.

Knowledge acquired
- To draw by hand.
- To draw everything necessary to understand the project.
- The relation of scales. Each element has its scale

- We learn more from mistakes than from casual successes or inspiration.
- Designing is a constant work, with a self-critical sense, in which there is a constant search for the best way to solve the problem.
- The student's work, outside the teacher's classroom hours, is essential to improve the result.


This course pursues an exercise in which "The person and the living space" are emphasized to explain the fundamentals of architecture: space needs, use, what is necessary, what is accessory, social relations, the place, the environment, the social-cultural context, the aggregation, the materiality, etc., in short, housing.materiality, short, housing.
To become aware of the measures and spaces through single-family and collective housing, in which great importance is given to the project process. great importance is given to the process of the project, its evolution, its references, its drawings, schemes, concepts, criticism and self-criticism.


Problems and exercices.
Laboratory practicals
Self Paced Learning
Project based learning
Flipped Classroom
Gamification Ludification
Peer Instruction
Real events
Challenge based learning
Case method
Master class

Evaluation Criteria

Internal / external reports
Exercices, problems, internships
Group / individual presentations
Self- Assessment
Class participation
Project corrections: tutorials
Jury corrections

Basic Bibliography
Additional Material