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Lucia Legarreta

Florida, 9680, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Lucía Legarreta is an architect living in Buenos Aires. She gained her degree after presenting her thesis 'Architecture as means for social inclusion'. She has worked as a collaborator for Plot magazine, and now works for the Flora office. Her work was exhibited in 'HUTONGIsm' Yale exhibition, 'It's a Problem of Perception' and 'Other Public' for the 12ª Bienal de São Paulo. She has also been an assistant of Design courses and 'Non-Domestico' Seminar as part of Gropius University Chair.

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'PLANT-BASED UTOPIA'


A natural oasis within the city

'PLANT-BASED UTOPIA'


A natural oasis within the city
Plant-based Utopia imagines a city that has been consciously taken over by plants, to enhance the idea of necessity that we have as a society living in this planet, of reducing our impact and enconuraging a healthier lifestyle.
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The idea presented could be a trigger for urbanists and architects to consider what are we doing with the unused or misused space within cities. The utopic scenario presented is useful to imagine how a city could work with nature: how both, people's lifestyle and ecology could benefit from a change like this, taking into account that cities are as well the first producers of pollution on earth. It showcases nature completely linked to architecture, not as a side discipline.

The ecological need and demand that we face today has to impact the way we think architecture, the way we live architecture and the way we behave around architecture. If we take this utopia to a macro level and picture the amount of blocks we have in a city, or even the amount of blocks in a country alone: what would happen if all of these inner-spaces were filled with vegetation? We will not only be serving the well-being and comfort of a society, but also enriching the world's ecology.



'PLANT-BASED UTOPIA'


A natural oasis within the city

'PLANT-BASED UTOPIA'


A natural oasis within the city
Plant-based Utopia imagines a city that has been consciously taken over by plants, to enhance the idea of necessity that we have as a society living in this planet, of reducing our impact and enconuraging a healthier lifestyle.
File under
Type of project
  • Next alliances

The idea presented could be a trigger for urbanists and architects to consider what are we doing with the unused or misused space within cities. The utopic scenario presented is useful to imagine how a city could work with nature: how both, people's lifestyle and ecology could benefit from a change like this, taking into account that cities are as well the first producers of pollution on earth. It showcases nature completely linked to architecture, not as a side discipline.

The ecological need and demand that we face today has to impact the way we think architecture, the way we live architecture and the way we behave around architecture. If we take this utopia to a macro level and picture the amount of blocks we have in a city, or even the amount of blocks in a country alone: what would happen if all of these inner-spaces were filled with vegetation? We will not only be serving the well-being and comfort of a society, but also enriching the world's ecology.




Idea by

Lucia Legarreta
Florida, 9680
Buenos Aires
Argentina
Lucía Legarreta is an architect living in Buenos Aires. She gained her degree after presenting her thesis 'Architecture as means for social inclusion'. She has worked as a collaborator for Plot magazine, and now works for the Flora office. Her work was exhibited in 'HUTONGIsm' Yale exhibition, 'It's a Problem of Perception' and 'Other Public' for the 12ª Bienal de São Paulo. She has also been an assistant of Design courses and 'Non-Domestico' Seminar as part of Gropius University Chair.