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Marcos G. Rojo

Marcos G. Rojo

http://marcosrojo.com

5 rue de l'Agent Bailly, Paris, France
Marcos G. Rojo is an architect. He graduated from the Universidad Politecnica of Madrid in 2006, studied at the Bartlett School of Architecture in 2002 and was awarded a Master of Sciences in Advanced Architectural Design by Columbia University in 2010. Currently, he works as a free-lance for 'Lacaton & Vassal Architectes' and runs 'mr ojo architecture'. He has taught at Barnard and Columbia College GSAPP, GSD, ETSAM and is studio critic at GSAPP's New York / Paris program since 2012.

EcoTinker


On Low-Energy Demanding Tectonics and Design Ecologies

EcoTinker


On Low-Energy Demanding Tectonics and Design Ecologies
EcoTinker outlines a field of operation intended to trigger alternatives to technocratic development

EcoTinker operates at the existing disconnection between architectural design and sustainable development—whose result is a status-quo transforming sustainability into a “sustained” technocratic development. Sustainable architecture can be reduced to a caricature with two faces: one, a technophillic monument to ecology and the second, the pastoral praise of passiveness. Both approaches raise problems when dealing with contemporary concerns such as rapid urbanization, environmental inequalities or globalized urban sprawl. The project looks for a new way to define sustainability in architectural terms, one that activates ecology as a valid and relevant component of the design process. To this end, a series of interactive tools (database, mixer and resource manual) are proposed. Additionally, the final interface serves as a community-based platform for collective knowledge, bringing together different agents in an interdisciplinary discourse.



The World according to the Koppen-Geiger classification

Low-Energy Demanding Tectonics. Classification

Low-Energy Demanding Tectonics. Physical Phenomena Diagrams

Prototype Interface and Interactive Platform

EcoTinker Objectives, Aims and Relevance

EcoTinker


On Low-Energy Demanding Tectonics and Design Ecologies

EcoTinker


On Low-Energy Demanding Tectonics and Design Ecologies
EcoTinker outlines a field of operation intended to trigger alternatives to technocratic development

EcoTinker operates at the existing disconnection between architectural design and sustainable development—whose result is a status-quo transforming sustainability into a “sustained” technocratic development. Sustainable architecture can be reduced to a caricature with two faces: one, a technophillic monument to ecology and the second, the pastoral praise of passiveness. Both approaches raise problems when dealing with contemporary concerns such as rapid urbanization, environmental inequalities or globalized urban sprawl. The project looks for a new way to define sustainability in architectural terms, one that activates ecology as a valid and relevant component of the design process. To this end, a series of interactive tools (database, mixer and resource manual) are proposed. Additionally, the final interface serves as a community-based platform for collective knowledge, bringing together different agents in an interdisciplinary discourse.



The World according to the Koppen-Geiger classification

Low-Energy Demanding Tectonics. Classification

Low-Energy Demanding Tectonics. Physical Phenomena Diagrams

Prototype Interface and Interactive Platform

EcoTinker Objectives, Aims and Relevance


Idea by

Marcos G. Rojo
Marcos G. Rojo
5 rue de l'Agent Bailly
Paris
France
Marcos G. Rojo is an architect. He graduated from the Universidad Politecnica of Madrid in 2006, studied at the Bartlett School of Architecture in 2002 and was awarded a Master of Sciences in Advanced Architectural Design by Columbia University in 2010. Currently, he works as a free-lance for 'Lacaton & Vassal Architectes' and runs 'mr ojo architecture'. He has taught at Barnard and Columbia College GSAPP, GSD, ETSAM and is studio critic at GSAPP's New York / Paris program since 2012.