Architecture and urbanism forming a living ecosystem.

How does the living ecosystem concept actually encompasses both the architecture concept and the urbanism concept? Where are the borders? Where the common spaces? Let's go to design a street in with every architectural and urban component would become a useful part in this street-ecosystem concept.

  • There are four bases for these designs:
  • Ecological
  • Functional
  • Attractive
  • Inexpensive

Ecological is a must. Functional is questionable. No reason not to be attractive and inexpensive in the sense of sustainability. Thinking about tomorrow. The idea is go further than the exterior walls in the architecture concept and further than the asphalt in the urbanism. For example: why use a lamppost only for street lighting?. Why not add a secondary use collecting and storing water?. Parking place not only as a basic place for parking, it is going to become a pump (pumping water to the roof from the buildings based on the weight from the parking cars and public transport). And the roofs would become the main source of recollecting energy and water that would be accumulating in the urban space, and so on. Never forgetting the main functionality from each element. I’m going to do it as visual as possible. With software application for 2D and 3D design and drafting. Every idea and proposal will be delivered with designs. The question is not which program you use but when to use one or the other programs you have. Occasionally I’m going to explore another program when the process requires it. Learning something new is always nice. Obviously I'm tied to the weather, geography, etc. I'm not going to put much attention yet on these issues (This is a conceptual study, a geographic one would be something different)

  • So, let’s go to start with a few ideas:
  • Lamppost rainwater tank collector
  • Parking Punt water.
  • Public transport recharged with wind/solar energy. Public transport, secundary pumping.
  • Ventilation, heating and hot water shared between buildings.
  • Accumulation of resources and energy in public spaces, minimize energy losses (greenhouses, potable water)