2. Design Philosophy
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Design Philosophy

Our approach is about developing an architecture that is structured, relational, open, and territorial.

 

Architecture is structured when it defines a conceptual framework that unites sites, spaces, and people

Architecture is structured when it expresses its potential to interweave relationships

A structured architecture defines typological characteristics rather than forms

A structured architecture expresses the ability to produce new organizations based on rigorous construction

A structured architecture generates backgrounds rather than objects

 

Architecture is relational when it defines a structure that responds to the context and transforms its surroundings

Architecture is relational when it is derived from the social, environmental, territorial, and economical context

Architecture is relational when it strengthens the significance of various forms of circulation, at both urban and architectural scales 

Relational architecture amplifies the role of the public domain

 

Architecture is open when it is inclusive

Architecture is open when it involves the inclusion of societal others in the construction of its meanings

An open architecture is opposed to the self-referential building

Architecture is open when it offers an open field capable of multiple interpretations and possibilities

 

Architecture is territorial when it borrows its internal relations from the territorial organization

Territorial architecture defines a new geography that involves the territory and the community, the city and its inhabitants

Architecture is territorial when it exceeds its objective dimension and gives way to the structure of the settlement

Territorial architecture defines a system of signs in which the distinction between the foregrounded figure and the background loses its meaning 

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