PhD - AA School in London, UK / Master of Architecture in Urban Design - Harvard University, USA / Degree in Architecture - UPV, Spain
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Designing cities - Ritchi Quartier, WallisellenAs urban population grows, existing cities
get denser and denser all over the world. However, urban sprawl and suburbia
dominate new developments on their rural outskirts. Single family homes with
their private outdoor space seem to be the safer and the only way for
developers and planning officials to develop rural areas. I believe many times,
suburbia is chosen in front of “city” because of fear to change the existing
landscape by population. Because of fear to the new. But, while low density
developments can look more appropriate to new developed areas in rural settings,
their impacts on the exiting landscape are actually far worse than that of higher
density designs. It has been widely proved the negative effects of ...
Posted Dec 14, 2015, 1:39 AM by Patricia Martin
Bigtalkers by Circulo Creativo London at Richmix, Londonhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VSJJdgPW1C4Círculo Creativo London presented a series of talks and events with the aim of sharing knowledge between disciplines and approaches. We decided to name this lectures ´Bigtalkers´ in an aim to redefine the concept and introduce a hint of ´projection´ and ´expectation´ in the term, inviting our speakers to share the hopes and fears behind their projects with our audience.http://circulocreativolondon.com/http://offthescreen.circulocreativolo...
Posted Dec 11, 2015, 2:17 AM by Patricia Martin
Knowledge CitiesI’ve been recently involved in the design of a new knowledge based urban development and challenged by the idea of designing a city that would encourage the creation of knowledge. In this post I want to share some of the things I have learned about Knowledge Cities, as I find this concept very interesting.During the last decade, many cities around the world, such as Barcelona, Stockholm and Melbourne, have started giving direct attention to knowledge based urban development. This movement arose from the boom of urbanization and information and communication technologies in the late XX century. Different governmental institutions and international organizations have pursued knowledge based development and the consequently creation of Knowledge Cities (KC). Although the notion ...
Posted Jun 10, 2015, 5:40 AM by Patricia Martin