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Pedro Resende

RS Grupo

http://www.rsgrupo.com

Rua Arlindo Vicente Lote 24 3ºB, Coimbra, Portugal
Pedro Resende , Architect, completed his Master's Degree in Architecture in the Department of Architecture of the Faculty of Science and Technology of the University of Coimbra in 2010. After spending 5 years working as project architect and assistant production manager, in January 2015, he founded RS GRUPO, LDA and is currently the General Manager of the company, operating in Portugal and Angola.

Form follows survival. Towards a (geo)architecture


FINAL_FINAL | First dpr-barcelona Writing Grant.

Form follows survival. Towards a (geo)architecture


FINAL_FINAL | First dpr-barcelona Writing Grant.
Our studies propose that all architecture is geoarchitecture, and that even the smallest house can have a syntropic impact in the regeneration of environments, economies and communities.
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  • Systemic changes

Regardless of the age we live in, we are able to grasp the knowledge of form and material that is essential to respond to human needs. Now, the most urgent need is to save the planet. As ever before, architecture follows human drive and, this time, form will follow survival.
To seek a new plan for the city and for the house is to study ways of freeing urban and rural space, so that it is possible to revert the artificialization of ground, increase biodiversity, achieve maximum plantation of autochthonous trees, and, at the same time, providing shelter and work opportunities to the urban dweller.
We propose a geoarchitecture of syntropy, a method of bigger awareness of the building’s environmental, communitary and economic consequences.


After having conversations with Charles-Édouard Jeanneret, I ended up thinking that the idea was to look at the structural and industrial aesthetics, and not to pursue the inside of the box modus operandi of the specialist.
Which led me to realize that the architect, through the holistic understanding of the construction, will help to clarify the problem of the house and the city.

Form follows survival. Towards a (geo)architecture


FINAL_FINAL | First dpr-barcelona Writing Grant.

Form follows survival. Towards a (geo)architecture


FINAL_FINAL | First dpr-barcelona Writing Grant.
Our studies propose that all architecture is geoarchitecture, and that even the smallest house can have a syntropic impact in the regeneration of environments, economies and communities.
File under
Type of project
  • Systemic changes

Regardless of the age we live in, we are able to grasp the knowledge of form and material that is essential to respond to human needs. Now, the most urgent need is to save the planet. As ever before, architecture follows human drive and, this time, form will follow survival.
To seek a new plan for the city and for the house is to study ways of freeing urban and rural space, so that it is possible to revert the artificialization of ground, increase biodiversity, achieve maximum plantation of autochthonous trees, and, at the same time, providing shelter and work opportunities to the urban dweller.
We propose a geoarchitecture of syntropy, a method of bigger awareness of the building’s environmental, communitary and economic consequences.


After having conversations with Charles-Édouard Jeanneret, I ended up thinking that the idea was to look at the structural and industrial aesthetics, and not to pursue the inside of the box modus operandi of the specialist.
Which led me to realize that the architect, through the holistic understanding of the construction, will help to clarify the problem of the house and the city.


Idea by

Pedro Resende
RS Grupo
Rua Arlindo Vicente Lote 24 3ºB
Coimbra
Portugal
Pedro Resende , Architect, completed his Master's Degree in Architecture in the Department of Architecture of the Faculty of Science and Technology of the University of Coimbra in 2010. After spending 5 years working as project architect and assistant production manager, in January 2015, he founded RS GRUPO, LDA and is currently the General Manager of the company, operating in Portugal and Angola.