Territorios hídrico-sensibles

 “Ciclo biótico de infraestructuras hídricas resilientes para la recarga de acuíferos: El caso de Valle de las Palmas“. El voraz crecimiento de las ciudades ha generado una degradación del medio natural. En este proceso, la participación de actores locales, tales como grupos sociales, asociaciones civiles, institutos y órdenes de gobierno, crea plataformas para la toma de … Read more

Ecologia Urbana en el área periurbana de São Paulo: Implantación de un Corredor Verde para Vincular el Crecimiento Urbano con la Naturaleza

Con más de la mitad de la población brasileña viviendo en áreas urbanas, la necesidad de integrar la naturaleza en la vida cotidiana se vuelve crucial. La urbanización desordenada alrededor de ríos y manantiales, como ocurre en la Represa Guarapiranga en São Paulo, compromete la cobertura vegetal, causando polución y amenazando la oferta de servicios … Read more

Corredor AgroEcológico

Imagen creada por la autora con imágenes de la base de datos – Canva Premium Contextualización En las últimas décadas, la expansión urbana en la Región Metropolitana de Río de Janeiro se ha producido a un ritmo promedio de 30 km² por año. La mayor parte de esta expansión se ha producido en asentamientos informales, … Read more

Peacock Immersive Experience

Concept Most of Virtual Experiences are designed and model for humans and by humans. In this scenario believe the overall concept is that the game platform is seen from the perspective of an animal. References Aim “Our goal is to offer humans a unique experience through the eyes of a peacock. This game platform immerses … Read more

Vallvidrera Reservoire

Context Frogs as An Indicative Species: The Pelophylax Perezi frogs, native to the reservoir are an indicator of the ecosystem’s biodiversity, and require a permanent body of water to thrive. These amphibians traverse through ecotones and patches, evidently providing us an indication of a diverse ecosystem.  Why Frogs? Analysis Methodology Could we use the behaviours … Read more

Turbulence and Regeneration

The site that was chosen was that of the intersection of the river Besos in Barcelona with the Mediterranean Sea . The site , is a juncture of not only the different natural ecologies at play, but also the affect on these ecologies caused by humans, (an electrical industry with outlets into the river) in … Read more

SALVAGED WOOD

WHY USE RECLAIMED WOOD RESEARCH Reclaimed wood is a sustainable and unique material that can be used in almost any project. It offers strength, character, and originality that you cannot find with any other building material. It helps preserve the past while upcycling materials that would otherwise go to waste. TYPE – WOOD-PALLETS Mapping the … Read more

Bio Diverse City

In the article ‘Coral Reefs of the Land’ Madhusudan Katti suggests we reimagine our cities as coral reefs. Coral reefs correlate with tropical rainforests concerning their biological productivity. These dynamic marine metropolises accommodate diverse species. Conversely, our cities offer limited spaces for species to build habitats. Could cities embrace coexistence and invite more species to … Read more

Bionook

This blog describes and showcases the second-term research and prototyping for Bionook. Research Topic: Investigating the Synergistic Potential Between Additive Manufacturing Methods and Engineered Timber in Reshaping Urban Design Paradigms. This research delves into precisely integrating sawdust and orange peels as industrial by-product additives for Soil Additive Manufacturing and locally sourced Engineered Timber, synergizing them … Read more

ARBOREALITY | Advancing sustainable urban development through mass timber and vernacular root

Keywords: Mass timber city, Sustainable forest management, smart cities, Vernacular, Local species wood ABSTRACT: The capital city of Nepal- Kathmandu, like many urban cities globally, is undergoing uncontrolled urban expansion, neglecting its natural-based construction heritage, particularly timber. This research advocates for a paradigm shift towards mass timber, particularly multispecies Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT), to address environmental … Read more

PEXEL: Exploring parametricism through the lens of modularity.

Research Topic:How can a system of modular units embedded with the ability to connect through a combination of joineries achieve a wide range of reciprocal forms, flexibility in design, and a simplified construction process? Keywords: design flexibility, reciprocal structures, interlocking joineries, efficient construction, modularity.The tectonics of parametric architecture using timber primarily stem from two processes: … Read more

UpGreen by Eva Papaspyrou

Plant generation web application. Flora compositions for landscape architecture

About Upgreen is an innovative web application designed to revolutionize biodiversity-centered design in both architectural practice and everyday life. Developed by Eva Papaspyrou, Upgreen serves as a comprehensive tool for managing plant data and optimizing green spaces at various scales. Whether you’re a professional in the field or an environmentally conscious individual, Upgreen offers a … Read more

“Parque de la Autoconstrucción para la Paz en ciudad de San José de Costa Rica. “

“Architecture is Not the Knowledge of Form but a Form of Knowledge.” -TSCHUMI Antes de iniciar en el difícil talento de puntualizar, me veo obligado a preceder una serie de importantes aspectos. Explico lo que explicaré. El presente texto, ilustra una serie de pequeñas intervenciones para el manejo de residuos sólidos urbanos y exploración de … Read more

Corredor AgroEcológico

Contextualización En las últimas décadas, la expansión urbana en la Región Metropolitana de Río de Janeiro se ha producido a un ritmo promedio de 30 km² por año. La mayor parte de esta expansión se ha producido en asentamientos informales, lo que ha exigido una inversión considerable en infraestructuras y equipamientos urbanos. Evolución de la … Read more

VeloVerd La Verneda: Urban Synthesis

Incorporating the principles of Industry 4.0, our architectural project redefines urban living by seamlessly integrating sustainable design strategies with advanced manufacturing techniques. With a focus on promoting bicycle culture and health, our industry manufactures bikes. In this module, we synthesised the previous modules into a holistic design. The design principles from thermodynamics, exosystemic structures, metabolic … Read more

Estrategias de Resiliencia Hídrica (Zona Metropolitana Tijuana, Mx)

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Como dice el dicho: “Agua que no has de beber, déjala correr”pero… habrá que marcar una diferencia en el “¿cómo la bebemos (usamos)?¿cómo la dejamos correr (regresamos) de manera adecuada?” En una región metropolitana ubicada entre las ciudades espejo de Tijuana y San Diego, se manifiesta una problemática marcada por la explotación industrial de recursos … Read more

Urbanization and gene pools: A simulation study

The persistent expansion of urbanization poses a significant threat to wildlife populations. One under-explored facet of this impact concerns the genetic health of these populations. Genetic diversity, measured by the variation within a gene pool, is crucial for resilience and adaptation. This project utilizes Grashopper-led simulations to explore the dynamics between habitat fragmentation, animal movement, … Read more

Espacios vacantes en la Ciudad Próxima

A partir del avance tecnológico y las nuevas formas de movilidad, la ciudad se encuentra disponibilizando espacios que quedarán vacantes en el corto, mediano y largo plazo. Ejemplos de estos son las estaciones de servicio, cajeros automáticos, garajes comerciales, shopping malls, kioscos de diarios y revistas, entre otros. Con este contexto, el interrogante que surge … Read more