June 2, 2009

the back 9

This golf reference is used to describe the schemes that did not place at the recent Luana Gardens Competition, but are worth mention because of their strategic and/or unique approach to the design problem presented as well had garnered public appreciation.

the People's architechnophilia's Choice

Re:CU+A (Re: Caribbean Urbanism + Architecture)

In the words of the architect;
I believe the most interesting aspect lies in the process. We studied different housing projects in Jamaica, and studied them in what it refers to percentages of land use, green, roads, public space, building coverage. Then [..] compared them to Black River City and assigned those percentages to the proposal. The "rationals" show how these percentages were assigned on site.

- Marcos Uribe, Re:CU+A

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