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Crash Urbanism!

Sur de Quito, Ecuador

Type: Urban Plan
Client: Public / Private
Size: 56 hectares
Status: Definitive Design

Crash Urbanism! is a project that demonstrates our systematic design methodology through spatial iterations using the operations of division, expansion, contraction and the reconfiguration of architecture in irregular geographical conditions. These operations amplify the potential in architecture and allow for great flexibility. Additionally, the main premise for the architectural schemes is of programmatic clarity that avoids banal and ephemeral formalisms. The organization of spaces is based on modular functionality that generates an efficient spatial occupation that optimizes each place and allows for simple construction processes.

The project seeks to generate high density developments in extreme geographical contexts (as in the highlands of the Andes), with an organizational logic (macro level) of an Urban Archipelago using architecture as a social generator, which adapts to different and evolutionary needs, conditions and the cultures of each user. It also foresees possible expansions of each typology (iterations) in the future for contextual uniformity.

The goal is to propose a social housing development system that allows the maximization and optimization of the number of residences, parks, recreational areas, and ecological reserves in highly irregular topographical contexts.

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