Spatial Workshop III

Teaching staff

Pau Vidal

Pau Vidal

Graduated in Architecture from the ESAB and the École Nacional Supérieure d’Architecture de Versailles.

Graduated in Architecture from the ESAB and the École Nacional Supérieure d’Architecture de Versailles.

In 2003 Pau began developing his own work for different associations. His work has been published and exhibited at a number of events, such as the Venice Biennale or the Accademia di architettura di Mendrisio, and has received several awards and commendations, including the Premi Ciutat de Barcelona 2011 d’Arquitectura i Urbanisme. He is currently a lecturer on the Degree Final Project at the BAU, Design College of Barcelona.

Fact sheet

Formal qualifications: Bachelor's Degree in Design

Credits: 6

Course: Fourth

Typology: Elective Interior Design

Code subject: GDVI14


This subject is part of the Interior Design Projects course and focuses on the creative processes for the conceptualisation of a subject within a potential professional assignment.

The purpose of this course is to develop creative methods for conceptualising new ideas in the field of interior design. Each student develops their own creative imagination through processes of experimentation and development, all based on the production of models and sketches and the exploration of symbolic codes, in order to combine all these works in the making of a concept book and a prototype of formal and material research based on a subject of their own interest.



The student develops skills from several activities that explore the following contents specific to the interior design syllabus:

1. Research and discovery of a creative inner world

  • 1.1. Deconstruction of an author
  • 1.2. Your own imagination
  • 1.2.1. Sources of inspiration
  • 1.2.2. Multi-sensorial and symbolic culture

2. Formal and material exploration

  • 2.1. Uses and feelings
  • 2.2. Volumetrics, dimensions, proportions
  • 2.3. Relationships between rooms
  • 2.4. Materials, meeting points, finishes, details

3. Prototype research

  • 3.1. Testing the behaviour of materials
  • 3.2. Paper process: process report and conclusions

4. Tools for creative work. Creating a symbolic universe

  • 4.1. Commitment to developing a specific concept
  • 4.2. Reference search
  • 4.3. Concept book
    • Title
    • Justification of concept choice
    • Philosophy of the concept
    • References
    • User(s)
    • Typology
    • Atmosphere, feelings
    • Volumetrics, colour, texture
    • Sound, music
    • Rituals, uses and habits
    • Space. Pre-existing features
    • Building techniques



  • Activation of spaces through the application of symbolic and cultural codes. The presentation of assigned projects and analysis of actual case studies from different space categories are consistent.
  • Creation of interior design environments that meet the requirements of an assignment or personal briefing, the results can be verified with the prototype at scale 1:1.
  • Uses the language of audiovisuals and other resources to convey and present contents related to this field’s specific knowledge.
  • Is able to successfully handle complex situations or those which require new solutions, both in academic and professional contexts, in the field of interior design.
  • Carries out formal experimentation with its corresponding set of prototypes based on a personal challenge.



  • SS3. The ability to conceptualise and experiment with suggestions for design projects, and approach them with a proactive and problem solving attitude that will facilitate decisive solutions to real or potential problems, all the while taking into account the integration of cultural, artistic and instrumental approaches.
  • SS4. Apply appropriate methodologies and varied research according to the subject matter, both for knowledge management and for formal experimentation and production that meets academic and professional standards.
  • SS5. Excellent command of languages of expression, graphic representation techniques, digital imaging tools, and formal and manual production techniques specific to different fields of design, thereby enabling their consistent application in the experimentation, development, execution and presentation processes inherent to professional projects.
  • SS7. Consider the properties and behaviour of the materials used in the different fields of design, in order to use them at the professional level in their own productions with aesthetic sensitivity and social and environmental responsibility.
  • SS8. Mastering the use of aesthetic and symbolic codes of communication, as well as specific design languages, to adapt the communicative intention of any given project to the vision of the user.



  • Observation of participation
  • Monitoring of work
  • Reports from students, tutors
  • Performing works or projects