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urban acupuncture | ecoboulevard

Category : daz + ⚐ EN

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 : architecture + research + ⚐ EN


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 : architecture + art + creatividad + ⚐ EN

(click on “more” to see the animation)

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EU collaborators

Category : colaboradores + ecosistema urbano + ⚐ EN

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 : architecture + open culture + ⚐ EN

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 : daz + ecosistema urbano + ⚐ EN

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

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 : arquitectura + ecosistema urbano + ⚐ ES

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

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fisheye sessions #4

Category : architecture + sustainability + urbanism + ⚐ EN

[Ludic-Tree. EcoBoulevard, Vallecas]

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Category : ⚐ EN

[ecosistema urbano] is an architecture and engineering team that focuses on the research and ecological design of new architecture projects that understand sustainable development as a resource for innovation and enthusiasm.

Its principle members have backgrounds in architecture and civil engineering from Madrid Polytechnic University, Istituto Universitario di Architettura di Venezia as well as the Bartlett School of Architecture at the University College London. They are design studio professors in the School of Architecture of Madrid and visiting professors at several universities in Spain and Latin America. They have received grants from more than ten public and private institutions.

They have received more than 15 awards since the year 2000 in national and international architecture design competitions. On the last year 2005, they have received top recognition for their work, including the European Acknowledgement Award from the Holcim Foundation for Sustainable Construction (Geneva, 2005) and the selection as one of the “Top ten spanish architects under 40” by the Antonio Camuñas Foundation.

Exhibitions of their work have been shown in several national and international institutions. Their work has been covered by the national and international press, television programs, and specialized publications (Holland, France, Portugal, Italy, Austria, Czech Republic, Slovenia, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Canada, and USA).

Recently a monograph of their projects, entitled Monoespacios 8, was published by the Association of Architects of Madrid. Presently their work is being shown in the collective exposition FRESHMADRID ( Next they plan on showcasing one of their projects in an exposition by El Croquis Magazine.

Currently the team is involved in research projects about future paths of city design called “eco-techno-logical city”, financed by the Spanish Ministry of Industry. As for their latest project construction, they are building the second phase of the EcoBoulevard project in Madrid (pilot project of bioclimatic revitalization of a public space) and constructing the Meteorological Museum in the historical Buen Retiro Park in Madrid.