Chapter of Book
Rethinking Ephemeral Architecture. Advanced Geometry for Citizen-Managed Spaces
|Author||Martín Pastor, Andrés
López Martínez, Alicia
|Department||Universidad de Sevilla. Departamento de Ingeniería Gráfica
Universidad de Sevilla. Departamento de Ingeniería del Diseño
|Abstract||In recent years there have been a high amount of citizen initiatives that address the
complex problems of the contemporary city. There are empty or disused spaces
that have been reused for urban gardens, for social use, ...
In recent years there have been a high amount of citizen initiatives that address the complex problems of the contemporary city. There are empty or disused spaces that have been reused for urban gardens, for social use, to encourage integration and civic activities activation, etc. Traditional architectural processes do not provide realistic solutions to these initiatives that, along with limited financial resources, have led to the emergence of architectures and self-constructed facilities, almost as an emergency mode, without necessary planning, media and constructive knowledge. The democratization of technology, thanks to laboratories of digital production, combined with knowledge of the properties of different surfaces through the CAD-CAM tools, offers new opportunities for the development of a lightweight, flexible and low impact architecture, very according to the needs of citizens' initiatives that naturally arise in our cities. The new existing scenario contemplates the figure of the architect, or engineer, not only as an agent of the market, but as a professional able to propose efficient solutions to problems from within, bringing their specific knowledge and serving as bridges between the new technological solutions and the challenges of society.
|Citation||Martín Pastor, A., Martín-Mariscal, A., y López Martínez, A. (2017). Rethinking Ephemeral Architecture. Advanced Geometry for Citizen-Managed Spaces. En P. Mercader-Moyano (Ed.), Sustainable Development and Renovation in Architecture, Urbanism and Engineering 2017, (pp. 301-310). Springer|