It’s been a week since the brutal vehicular massacre that has clouded our city. Since then, I’ve noticed more barricades located around high traffic areas, one, for example, is Union Station. LIke, it wasn’t crowded enough coming from the GO and then jockeying for position to cross the street. Now, we have to maneuver around these mini cement walls. Which by the way, doesn’t make me feel safe whatsoever. Continue reading “Designing for Terrorism”
“What do you think of the exhibit?” a nice lady asks me outside of the exhibition space. “I think there’s too much text”, I tell her. “Yeah, you really have to think through it.” Continue reading “Evolution: Can human intelligence design better than nature?”
The design comes from a concept which dates back to ancient times of the mountain-water worship.
Advanced environmental engineering, pedestrian planning,
cluster zoning, and garden integration, are all part of a holistic strategy of design in this healthy metropolis.
The revitalization plan looks into the current condition and reassess the use of plant resources with a focus on renewable energy sources.
A vision on the prospects of inner-city travel, the team was asked to address the current mobility situation in the São Paulo metropolitan region and its specific infrastructure.
The plan consists of an attractive night scape seen from the distance which will give guidance to the overall site.
Situated in an area that borders the historic center and the new waterfront district this urban design marries the two contexts, adapting to both their physical characteristics and programs.
The project is an examination of the relationship between a pristine rural landscape and the advancing forces of a rapidly growing city.
Through the recognition of pedestrian crossing on top of the motorway, the current solution, oriented towards car traffic, is substituted by the natural tendency of prioritizing pedestrian and bicycle transportation, more sustainable and healthy.