The RRURBAN Effect
ACSA 106th ANNUAL MEETING. THE ETHICAL IMPERATIVE. Denver, CO. March 15-17, 2018.
Session: Housing. Abstract Book p.85-86
What type of home do we deserve?
Many urbanites would think that it is not too much to ask the new residential architectures to give us the possibility of living in the city with all its density and effervescence, while enjoying some of the advantages of the rural environment. However, our everyday reality invariably shows us the opposite, and that’s why we decided to open up the design process to indeterminacy and participation. The goal is to develop a protocol of action with the aim of replacing the unifying trend of urbanization by operations that exploit diversity and contact with nature.
The RRURBAN replicable strategy (Really RURAL and URBAN) is based on some of the conclusions of a research process that aims to reflect through architecture on a new way of understanding community life in our cities. It can be seen as a possible way to inoculate the benefits of single-family housing in the speculative DNA of collective housing, activating moreover issues related to participatory design. (...)