Upper Level Studio at UNCCDate: December 4th 2012Location: School of Architecture, UNCC Campus.
PlusUrbia was recently hired to design a ski resort in Northern China.Project Tasks: include Master Planning, Architectural DesignTime for completion: 6 months
URBANISMO EN CONTEXTO – El desarrollo y la construcción del siglo XXI se enfrenta a tensiones económicas, medio-ambientales, regulatorias y culturales. El arquitecto y urbanista está obligado a encontrar soluciones en el diseño dentro de unos parámetros típicamente contradictorios. “Urbanismo contextual y el paradigma chino” explora contextos dinámicos a través de varios proyectos en países en desarrollo, con un énfasis en China, que obligan a forjar nuevas soluciones basadas en tipologías autóctonas.
Date: Monday April 2nd, 2012 @ 6pmTitle: C o n t e x t u a l  Urbanism and the Chinese ParadigmBrief: The built environment in the 21st Century is confronted by tensions between economy, environment, law, and tradition.Today’s architects are challenged to shape these mounting tensions into an elegant solution to create lasting places. “Contextual Urbanism and the Chinese Paradigm” explores specific design efforts in the world’s fastest urbanizing countries, a dynamic and demanding context that is both forging innovations and revealing shortcomings in today’s architectural paradigms.
Sofia Villanueva of PlusUrbia Design participated last month in a workshop in the city of Curridabat, Costa Rica, in collaboration with Castillo Arquitectos, from Guatemala, who were the Project’s Lead, and Dover Kohl & Partners of Florida. The workshop entailed a week long, hands-on visualization of different areas of the city to improve the infrastructure and civic spaces in order to spark the re-investment on the city. PlusUrbia, under Castillo Arquitectos’ lead, is currently working on the production of a report that will include a Form-Based-Code intended to structure future development, ensuring healthy growth and the provision of a safe and forward-looking environment for the municipality’s citizens.
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