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Urban Savannah


Using the Almendares River Basin as my area of investigation the aim is to solve the problem of the landscape ruination using the problem of limited housing while taking advantage of the embedded knowledge of the people. The landscape was reimagined into 3 zones: the urban zone, the agricultural zone, the ecological zone. The logic of the irrigstion system in the agricultural zone informs the plumbing organisation in the urban zone. The housing is arranged in a grid so that a modular panel system could be easily used to assemble the houses without the use of heavy machinery like cranes. Open build-able areas provide flexibility for future expansion.

This project was a collaboration with Stephen Clond