- # Construction
Architecture is about pursuing solutions to tackle specific (and often borderless) struggles, like the need for quick reconstruction during the post-world war II.
Nowadays, people are moving around faster in global terms, particularly towards urban areas. Besides that, there is the exponential growth of refugees, largely due to the recent conflicts in Syria and Sub-Saharan Africa. The problem is old, but its magnitude is new.
On the other hand, we continuously observe a growing need for speed and cost restraints, enhanced by a globally accelerated society which every day satisfies its hunger for immediacy through the services of companies like IKEA, Uber or Airbnb.
Both scenarios appear to set up a call for pragmatism and they place the same challenge: time and physical resources optimization. It’s the moment to integrate these principles as the driving fundamentals of architecture, to respond on time to the unpredictable changes of the contemporary urban territories.