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urban acupuncture | ecoboulevard

Category : ⚐ EN + daz

The whole proposal for the eco-boulevard in Vallecas can be defined as an urban recycling operation consisting of the following actions: insertion of an air tree-social dynamizer, over an existing urbanization area, densification of existing alignment trees and reduction and asymmetric arrangement of wheeled traffic circulation. Superficial interventions reconfiguring the existing urbanization (perforations, fillings, paint, etc.) that defaces the executed development.

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3D Ecoboulevard

Category : ⚐ EN + architecture + research


After our installation at the Venice Biennale (“10 things we have learned from the city”) we keep doing some research on anaglyph images. This time we are preparing an exhibition on the Ecoboulevard that will take place in February at the Le Sommer Environnement Gallery in Paris. Here we bring you two examples of the work in process. Try them aout! (f you happen to have a pair of 3D glasses in hand)

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swinging at the EcoBoulevard

Category : ⚐ EN + architecture + art + creatividad

(click on “more” to see the animation)

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Dreamhamar, selected as BEST practice by the Dubai International Award

Category : ⚐ EN + architecture + dreamhamar + ecosistema urbano + news

Best Practice Database

Best Practice Database

This week we come with some good news in a row! Some days ago, we were notified that our project dreamhamar has been awarded as BEST PRACTICE by the UN at the Dubai 2014 International Award for Best Practices to Improve the Living Environment.

The Spanish submissions to this award have been highly appreciated: 62 of them were labelled as GOOD practices, 17 as BEST practices and 2 selected for the international AWARD.

From now on, the project will be part of the UN-HABITAT Best Practice Database. It’s our third project to join that list, together with the previously selected Plaza Ecópolis and the Ecoboulevard. The project will also be showcased in the Décimo Catálogo español de Buenas Prácticas and added to the “Ciudades para un Futuro más Sosteniblelibrary, CF+S” online library.

Here is a short video about the methodology (Dream Your City) we used in the dreamhamar project in Norway:

You can find more about the project on the website and on the recently published book “Dreamhamar: A network design process for collectively redesigning public space”, which explains the project’s actions and methods in great detail.

See the previous posts about dreamhamar.

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EU collaborators

Category : ⚐ EN + colaboradores + ecosistema urbano

Ecosistema urbano is always searching for talented people, but many times it works the other way around and we feel very lucky to be directly contacted by them. Today I want to introduce you to four different people who have recently joined us at ecosistema urbano. We are very pleased with their contribution and their unique backgrounds, which bring a fresh approach to our work.

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Guggenheim side effects and the Architects’ originality obsession

Category : ⚐ EN + architecture + open culture

In a recent coffee-break in Ecosistema Urbano we have been discussing the project for City of Culture of Galicia by Eisenman Architects and one of us used the expression “Bilbao effect”. Inevitably, this reminded me of a post I had written some time ago for the blog complexitys (HDA | Hugh Dutton Associés) and I would like to share my ideas with our readers:

A recent article on ArchDaily talked about our ‘in progress’ footbridge at La Roche sur Yon.
We’re pleased to be a subject of interest for a such an important architecture website, and what we appreciate even more is the public feedback and the list of comments left, which have inspired some interesting reflections about our work here at HDA.
I would particularly like to share some thoughts on the idea (or even obsession) of “being original” in architecture, the meaning of copying someone or something, and what this could imply nowadays, in a time when everybody is talking about copyright and how it’s changing with new communication technologies.

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eu at DAZ exhibition completed

Category : ⚐ EN + daz + ecosistema urbano

We have inaugurated the exhibition at DAZ, and now we can show you a bit of how it looks, as well as how it has been produced.

The whole exhibition comes inside a suitcase and a bag (that you can take with you as hand luggage on the plane).

The big pictures on the wall are made of A4 self-adhesive papers, stuck one next to each other.

The drawings are made directly on the walls of the exhibition room with markers in two colours (COPIC markers: tahitian blue + salmon red). These colours are compatible with cyan-red 3d glasses, and allow us to have two different points of view depending on the eye we are blinking.

Finally, we have made a photosynth with all the pictures of the finished exhibition, as the best way to have an idea of how it looks, especially for those who won’t have the opportunity to see it.

(to view this photosynth you will need to download and install Silverlight, it’s fast and easy!)

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#followcreative Emilio P. Doiztúa, fotógrafo

Category : #follow + #followcreative + ⚐ ES

Inauguramos con este post un nueva sección: #followcreative. En ella, de manera similar a la de #followarch (donde presentamos estudios de arquitectura), iremos presentando a profesionales de otras disciplinas creativas.

Hoy os queremos hablar de Emilio P. Doiztúa, fotógrafo que nos acompaña en nuestro trabajo, ofreciéndonos siempre nuevos puntos de vista sobre nuestros proyectos.

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Un museo danés propone una reflexión sobre la arquitectura 'verde' del futuro

Category : ⚐ ES + arquitectura + ecosistema urbano + medioambiente + sostenibilidad

Empiezan a salir las primeras reseñas sobre nuestra instalación en el Louisiana Museum of Modern Art en Dinamarca. A continuación os dejamos con la reseña que hemos encontrado en “el mundo“.

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Foro arquia/próxima 2008 – Ecobulevar proyecto galardonado

Category : ⚐ ES + arquitectura + ecosistema urbano

Los días 29, 30 y 31 de octubre se celebró en Valencia la primera edición del Foro arquia/próxima 2008, organizado por La Fundación Caja de Arquitectos. El objetivo de este foro es debatir y difundir los trabajos de los arquitectos que inician su actividad profesional e investigadora en nuestro país. El jurado estaba formado por los arquitectos Marta Cervelló, Sara de Giles, Patxi Mangado, Carme Pinós y Emilio Tuñón, y comisariado por Félix Arranz