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Inhabitat: What’s the future of architecture?

Gustavo: Architecture will go back to focusing on the pedestrian. The cities have been dehumanized, and bringing back walkable cities is the next big thing for the contemporary world. The details of the city, of the environments, corners, meeting places, making buildings that are less narcissistic and more integrating – those are the big challenges. We have got to reassess the city so it will offer its own way. If you just run by a city, the details get lost and the city falls apart. When you introduce many ways that interconnect, a network is created within the city. I’d like to design paths that flow over that network, on top of the roads, with walkways and “squareways”, as well as under them and connecting blocks. It’s an interesting idea that creates crossings and shortcuts within the blocks and makes you consider the inside spaces that can be owner-controlled. It allows for more options for using and enjoying the city.

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  1. fencing2habitat December 31, 2014 at 3:59 am

    What a stylish home that highlights its beautiful surrounding landscape! The architecture that is used in this house is really eye-catching. I liked your scenery, which can bring a greenery ambiance to this house. Architectural style is admiring. Nice project you have done.

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