Auto-Amusement Park - Basurama.
The implementation of massive transportation systems never occurs at the pace that the users would like them to, but the process was particularly slower in the case of the Electrical train in Lima: 25 years passed from the day of initial construction until the inauguration of the first section of the project.
Construction Manual: Esperanza 2
With this new section we are looking for interesting projects that use nontraditional or alternative construction methods to dissect and describe their construction stages along and with the help of the participating architects. By doing this, it is our intention to facilitate a better understanding of some details and processes that are not explained by other publications’ pictures or plans. In this first edition we discuss Esperanza 2, a project from the Ecuadorian office “Al Borde”.
Soe Ker Tie House - TYIN tegnestue
A place to call “home” that will offer private spaces and promote interaction are not common thoughts when talking about orphanages. Nonetheless, this kind of spaces might be what will bring hope and happiness to kids who have lost everything. TYIN tegnestue Architects’ “Butterfly Houses” had as an objective to enhance the life of the kids who would reside in them, but the result would show greater potential within the entire community in Noh Bo, Thailand.
Esperanza 2 - Al Borde
What to do when a project can´t be fully planned? You just build it.
What to do when there´s not enough resources, at least not the ordinary ones: computers, money or industrial materials at reach? You rethink the process: the envisioning and construction of architecture.
Temporary Occupation of Empty Lots - Santiago Cirugeda
Often, the greatest influence on the final price of a building isn’t its construction or design but the cost of the land in a given area. Santiago Cirugeda has shown great interest for several years in the temporary occupation of disused land to generate projects which avoid paying extra costs such as the location of the building, the price of land, or the increase in the market’s value: something unthinkable in today’s economy.
Make The Water Roll
Because you don´t always need a lot of resources (human, physical or economic) to solve a problem, we leave you with this emergency strategy to provide water to families by Elemental, the Chilean do-tank/think-tank. This solution was proposed after the earthquake that stroke Chile in February 27 of 2010.
Astoria Scum River Bridge - Jason Eppink & Posterchild
by Alberto Saenz
A big scale project is usually the solution that most architects would propose to solve the problems that affect the public spaces of our cities. However, in some cases intelligent design through a small-scale approach can be a greater response to the lack of infrastructure in metropolitan areas. This is the case of the community of Astoria in New York, where a leaky pipe submerged more than a hundred square feet of a heavily-trafficked sidewalk for over 20 years. That is until a small wooden bridge changed everything.