Breaking Boundaries as the Clue for Post Ecological Architecture

María Jesús González Díaz (Architect-Departamento de Construcción y Vías Rurales Universidad Politécnica de Madrid- Spain)
Justo García Navarro (Professor and Architect-Departamento de Construcción y Vías Rurales, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid- Spain)

Open House International

ISSN: 0168-2601

Publication date: 1 March 2015


As a result of this analysis, we interpret that there are underlying keys in the post-eco-architecture. These summarize in new roles for the “locus” and the break of habitual limits of architecture, which have been replaced for new ones. There are no limits of scale: macro-structures such as mega-cities, as well as micro-organism are involved in the architectural process. The client of our construction is universal: we do not build only for our client, we must think about all beings, including animals since we know how our decisions may inflict damage to biodiversity. The site has no boundaries: we know how any local actions can have an effect in remote locations of the planet, since natural phenomena are interconnected. There is also no time limit: we must build now, but we must think about future generations.



Díaz, M.J.G. and Navarro, J.G. (2015), "Breaking Boundaries as the Clue for Post Ecological Architecture", Open House International, Vol. 40 No. 1, pp. 26-32.

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