Pichicateo mediterráneo

The future is secondhand. Land is a scarce resource which must be preserved. Our built environment is envisioned as a already made transformation effort that must be taken into account. Tabula rasa is not an option, recycling is an obligation. No more land should be wasted; it is necessary to revitalize and improve the existing, as well as to develop tools to preserve rural areas and natural spaces.

The city must be compact, economical, continuous and sustainable. Sustainability is not only smart and technology, it is also vintage and slow. The combination of traditional techniques with contemporary solutions is necessary to respond to a future of limited resources.

Eight strategies are proposed for eight representative tissues of the Mediterranean city. Knowing that the building does not exist if not in context, this pichicateo -or tunning, or appropriation- is the necessary strategy for adapting our cities.

In collaboration with Álvaro Soto, Lucía Corral, Marta de las Heras and María Núñez