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23 March 2017 - 6:00pm


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Department of Architecture [ARC]

Public Lecture: Architectural Types for the "new socialist way of life" by Daniel Sirvent

Public Lecture: Architectural Types for the "new socialist way of life" by Daniel Sirvent

The Department of Architecture [ARC] University of Nicosia, cordially invites you to the public lecture Architectural Types for the "new socialist way of life"  by Daniel Sirvent, on Thursday, 23 March, at 18:00.


The house-commune (дПН-ЛПННХОБ) is an architectural model that was created “ex novo” after the October Revolution in Russia, with the intention to change the habits of the population towards collectivization. Based on a Ph.D. research, the lecture is presented as a travel diary with many references to cult movies, and analyzes the evolution of the working-class housing with collective spaces, hopping in space (from Eastern to Western Europe, and even to Cuba) and time (1917-1964).





Thursday, 23 March 201718:00Main Amphitheatre 

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Cesar Daniel SIRVENT PEREZ (Alicante, 1974)


Ph.D. Architect (2015); he studied Architecture at ETSA Valencia (1999) and Construction Engineering in the EPS Alicante (1996).

He is Professor of Architecture at the University of Alicante since 2000, where he teaches a subject about unique construction systems. He also has been a visiting professor at several Universities: Krakow (PL), Brno (CZ), Ljubljana (SI), Bucharest (RO), Copenhagen (DK), Tallinn (EE), La Sapienza Roma, Alghero and Venezia (IT), and La Habana (CU). He has developed several international workshops with the aim of designing emergency shelters for natural disasters using prefab modular systems [built abroad], or low-tech recycled materials [local solutions]. Founding member of "EQUIPO _RE, Tecnicos en Rehabilitacion" (architects’ bureau focused on urban rehab), is also Director of the Technical Office ”TRALTUR Coop.V.” (construction company specialised in safety at heights, that uses climbing techniques for industrial maintenance). 


He has written several books about architecture & technology (lightweight prefab construction and aggregative modular systems), and actually carrying a research about sustainable architecture with sea freight containers.


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