By in Lectures, MIL on September 27, 2014

The lecture will describe three projects from Balestra’s interdisciplinary platform Urban Nouveau:
1. Incremental Housing Strategy in India: a method to legalize a natural construction process made by the urban poor, keeping the urban fabric of the village intact and transforming old shacks into safe living structures while bringing water, waste water removal and electricity into every home. Each house prototype is the result of a participatory design with the residents and every home is customizable by the user. The pilot project comprises 1200 houses.
2. Connecting Stockholm: a long term regional strategy for the region of Stockholm in Sweden. The tactic aims at framing the urban growth of the city and the suburbs in what Urban Nouveau calls bridge villages. These urban bridges are communities that stand in between the currently segregated pieces of the city.
3. TISA / The Informal School of Architecture: the launching of a vehicle to bring students out of the school or university building and connect them with underprivileged communities and people with hardcore problems. By interacting with locals and understanding their challenges, the students can get together to design and build incremental solutions for immediate positive change. The pilot project took place in Cova do Vapor, Trafaria, Portugal.

Filipe Balestra works in the fields of architecture and urbanism in both formal and informal workscapes through participatory design experiences. Balestra understands the human being has not yet learned to live on planet Earth, so he dedicates his work to drawing the path in the direction of our collective evolution.

10月1日、16:00より東京大学工学部1号館416号教室にて、Urban Nouveau*を主催する建築家フィリップ・バレストラ氏によるレクチャーを行います。Urban Nouveau*でのプロジェクトを中心に紹介します。

1981年ブラジル生まれ、建築家。ストックホルム王立工科大学終了後、リオデジャネイロのスラムにて小学校を建設するプロジェクトや、インドのスラム街を現地NGO、住民とともにプラン策定、改修するプロジェクト”incremental housing”を運営する。主な業績に、TED イェーテボリ出演、ストックホルム建築博物館にて展覧会”connecting stockholm”開催など。掲載誌多数。

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