We are odd+[oficina de diseño] a group of highly skilled architects, planners, and creatives. We are innate problem solvers, dedicated to making the physical world a more habitable place.
We work at every scale– from design to execution. We are inspired by nature, incorporating its systems and processes into our work– aiming for a healthier coexistence.
We learn through history, science, and precedents– developing new design techniques for the improvement of humankind. We confront and question the norm– creating state-of-the-art design solutions.
Together we help our clients solve their most complex challenges; together we harness our diverse ingenuity to make projects that are fantastical, affordable, buildable, and beautiful.
Areas of Operation:
Areas of Specialization:
"We improve people's quality of life and promote respect for nature through our futuristic buildings."
The term "biophilia" means "love of life or living systems." It was first used by Erich Fromm to describe a psychological orientation of being attracted to all that is alive and vital.
In our increasingly populated world, where species are at higher risk than ever, with the use of technology, materials, processes, and design methodology, we strive to generate designs that connect the urban dweller with nature. We also try to give back, by incorporating responsible design /build strategies to lower the building impact and incorporating natural systems within the architecture itself. We draw inspiration from nature and all of its complex systems to create.
Intelligent Design and Management
“We always control, manage and direct every process and phase of the project, from design to construction for optimum and superior results”
We at odd+ apply the model of intelligent design, where we incorporate BIM (Building Information Modeling) strategies to optimize design processes and save the client time and money. Additionally, we ally with companies of high prestige and history for the various processes and technical components that emerge throughout the development of the project. odd+ strategic alliances allows many of the building's technical, design and high complexity issues to be coordinated from the conceptual phase. This is essential for the development of an intelligent and sustainable project, avoiding fundamental changes in both design and engineering in later stages. We control, manage and direct every process and phase of the project for superior results.
The components we take into consideration are:
An innovative design under principles of high creativity.
Definition of construction systems early on to adapt and follow the design intention
Implementation of BIM (Building Information Modeling) concept for optimization of budgeting, design and engineering processes.
Centralization of the various engineering and technical components of the project.
Definition of the construction system and an understanding of all the processes that this requires. This will be taken into account in the design to speed up construction times.
Definition of what each engineering requires and strategies of how to do so that they work with the design intentions.
Sci-Fi [Futuristic Design]
“We always challenge and question the norm, for the absolute improvement of the project regardless of limitations.”
According to Isaac Asimov "Science fiction can be defined as that branch of literature which deals with the reaction of human beings to changes in science and technology." In this case, Science Fiction, or what is called the "literature of ideas", typically deals with imaginative and futuristic concepts such as advanced science and technology, time travel, parallel universes, fictional worlds, space exploration, and extraterrestrial life, usually exploring the consequences of scientific innovations regardless of what is possible technologically in present time. We at odd+ always strive to generate projects with a sense of complete open mindedness for the exploration of innovative processes, technology and programmatic solutions that are out of the conventional. Taking the main problematics of a specific project, we always challenge and question the norm regardless of any type of limitations and constraints for the absolute improvement of the project.
Research and Development (R+D)
“We always research and learn through history and precedents and develop new methods, materials and techniques of design for the improvement of both nature and mankind”
We at odd+ use all of our projects as living laboratories. Within the specific problems that arise in each of our projects we always try to incorporate applied research in science and technology to both improve the result of the specific project and acquire learning knowledge for future projects. Material innovation, programmatic organization, structural systems and urban organizational systems are examples of our focus in R+D processes. With this praxis we do not intend to yield immediate profit, but to improve the practice of architecture for the betterment of nature and mankind alike.