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Neo Volcanic Trans-Scalar Orders

Victor Rico | Master in Architecture and Urban Design


Neo volcanic trans-scalar orders
Eastern Mexico City: a pilot for interfacing territories and architecture

As the title suggests; focusing on Eastern Mexico City, this thesis is a daring re-construction of a forgotten landscape by projectively re-introducing water to the city’s basin and by associating disparate infrastructural fragments into a coherent body, hence constituting ‘a return to the amphibious city’.

It’s also an example of how to protect cities from losing an overall sense of identity, in the
context of a pronounced horizontal growth, while suggesting that infrastructures and thick porous urban edges are types tasked with interfacing between the scale of the territory and that of architecture.