30 October, 2008

Chinese Skyscrapers


Modernism, as an architectural and urban planning movement, has been in progress since the mid 19th century. Thanks to the inventions of the steel frame and the elevator, men could later build effigies that were as high as their ambitions. After its birth in Chicago, the skyscraper found the perfect setting in cities all over the world.

In the first half of the 1990's China invested much effort and ingenuity in the construction of skyscrapers, which not only challenged the legendary supremacy of the American high-rise, but were also meant to represent the country's new role on the international stage.

Hong Kong

Photos: Jorge Ayala

13 October, 2008

AA Landscape Urbanism Final Presentation 2008

AA Landscape Urbanism Final Presentation and Critics including,

Pablo Lazo, ARUP Urban Design,
Yacira Blanco, Zaha Hadid Architects,
Marco Poletto, Ecologic Design
and AA Inter,
Alfonso Vegara, Metropoli Foundation CEO, and
AA Landscape Urbanism Staff 2007 2008:
Eduardo Rico, Alfredo Galindo, Sandra Morris and Eva Castro.

To know more about the AA Landscape Urbanism Discipline click here.

09 October, 2008

AA Landscape Urbanism Studio 2007.2008

My place throughout the year (that is about to be finish!) at the Landscape Urbanism Studio of the Architectural Association School.
Photos: Valerie Bennett

08 October, 2008

Road Infrastructure Proposal

Size: 140 x 100 x H 5
Material: 1 mm laser cutted cardboard
Jorge Ayala
To know more about the AALU Project Models click here.