Catalogo de Investigaciones 2018-2019

CATÁLOGO DE INVESTIGACIONES | AÑO ACADÉMICO 2018-2019 123 Urban Residues The research seeks to demonstrate the importance of conserving and making sustainable use of ecological diversity in urban settings, how it positively affects the quality of life in the most densified cities, and how “urban residues” have the potential of becoming nodes of change in forgotten parts of our cities. The architectural proposal, idealized under the so-called Third Landscape, seeks to be located in places that lack the qualities normally sought for inclusion of long-term planning, thus falling into a spiral of abandonment, and then into oblivion. Considered as urban waste, these spaces are actually big catalysts for possibilities like the preservation of local flora in dense natural settings in harmony with architectural expression in an interwoven urban fabric. The architectural proposal seeks to rescue these urban membranes by integrating architecture and nature, designing connections that determine natural well-being, meeting spaces and social exchange opportunities. It also seeks to restore spaces of natural, aesthetic and historical scenic value to obtain greater urban diversity, as well as the efficient use and management of agricultural production through urban horticulture. “The good building is not one that hurts the landscape, but one which makes the landscape more beautiful than it was before the building was built” -Frank Lloyd Wright. rousies caraballo rentas bachillerato en arquitectura mentor: arq. manuel de lemos, arq. jesús o. garcía, arq. raúl rivera y arq. eduardo bermúdez urban residues third landscape urban fabric diversity urban holiculture