Architecture & Design

2016 Nov 22

Fragmentation and the Limits of Iconography: Methodological Reflections on a Recent Discovery in the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela

5:00pm to 6:00pm


RCC Conference Room, 26 Trowbridge St., Cambridge MA

This past October, while removing debris from a small chamber at the base of the south tower of the west front of the Cathedral of Santiago, a magnificent column statue of a prophet, measuring 1, 85 meters, was unearthed. 

2016 Nov 01

Informative Session. "Icons of Sound: Voice, Architecture, and Imagination,” an International Symposium to be held at Stanford University.

12:00pm to 1:00pm


RCC Conference Room, 26 Trowbridge St., Cambridge MA

We are pleased to announce this informative session by RCC Fellow and Director of Cultural and Artistic Projects Francisco Prado-Vilar, on the International Symposium "Icons of Sound: Voice, Architecture, and Imagination", to be held at Stanford University (Oshman Auditorium, McMurtry Art Building), Saturday, November 5, 2016, 9-5pm.

2016 Oct 13

Breaking Gaudí's code; geometrical creativity in space

1:30pm to 2:30pm


Harvard Graduate School of Design, GUND 518 Gund Hall, 48 Quincy St, Cambridge, MA

RCC is pleased to announce this talk, featuring Prof. Claudi Catala from Barcelona School of Architecture.

The modernist architect Antoni Gaudí (1852-1926) left us a wonderful legacy of original buildings. We will show how Gaudi’s code was based on geometrical resources in space (transformations, curves and surfaces). We will present the main challenges to be faced (2016-2026) for culminating now his main project: the Temple of the Holy Family (Sagrada Familia) in Barcelona.

2015 Dec 02

Santiago Cathedral Project events in Santiago de Compostela

Sat - Sun, Dec 2 to Dec 3, 11:30am - 7:00pm


Honorary Hall, Santiago Cathedral, Santiago de Compostela (Spain)

RCC is pleased to announce two events to be held in Santiago de Compostela on December 2-3 in the context of the Santiago Cathedral Project, directed by Dr. Francisco Prado-Vilar with the participation of the RCC, which serves as the headquarters of this project in America honoring Harvard´s outstanding tradition in the study of the Cathedral of Santiago since the beginning of the 20th century. 

2015 Oct 05

Workshop on Historic Heritage Preservation: Patrimonio Histórico + Cultural Iberoamericano (PHI)

9:00am to 6:00pm


RCC, 26 Trowbridge. Cambridge MA 02138

RCC is pleased to announce this workshop organized by Profs José Manuel Páez Borrallo, Rector’s Delegate of the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM) at RCC-Harvard, and Iñaki Ábalos, Chair of the Department of Architecture, Harvard Graduate School of Design.