Currently we live in a completely globalised world where we can find and share all kinds of information. At Buoarquitectura, we had the idea of designing a new space where this information could be exchanged among different people, which is why we have created ECO Espacio divulgativo
We strongly believe that intellectual capital must have its origin in the exchange of ideas, thoughts and opinions, without interfering in its constant development. For this reason, we thought about the creation of a compendium of visual information of topics related to our field of study, such as architecture, urbanism, landscaping, history, archeology and biology, but with the possibility remaining of including the other sciences and disciplines.
How can we share this knowledge and make it available for all?
The fundamental idea of our work is to create infographics, a term that comes from the acronym information + graphics. This is a means of communication that shares information through the use of graphics, schemes, drawings, representations and statistics.
Infographics help to explain difficult subjects so that people can understand all the information in a simple way; according to Nigel Colmes, “to make understandable the numbers, processes and facts.”
If you want to collaborate with our project by sharing your infographics, you can contact us by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The identity of a town is directly linked to its own territory, as its physical condition has shaped the way of living of its inhabitants, as well as their social organization and cultural, political, and economic activities.
We strongly believe that we need to strengthen such identity so to avoid its loss. Of course, we are always aware of the social changes as the time passes on.
But, how can we strengthen the identity of a town in its own territory? Well, that’s easy: by recognizing its cultural and natural heritage, through the employment of ethnographic and landscaping elements, so we will be able to make it more powerful and well organized.
Xesta’s parish in A Lama city council includes a large network of river mills throughout its towns. This is a fantastic example on how man was able to harmoniously adapt the territory’s conditions to nature, by modifying and shaping it.
All this stone, vegetation and water sound landscape inspired us to begin this ethnographic inventory and the ability to strengthen the identity of a town.
At present the map of our country portrays a devastating landscape due to the economic crisis. Throughout our walks and tours, we find the presence of some abandoned plot, unfinished constructions, destroyed buildings and obsolete equipment and infrastructure.
We need to rethink and reconsider the layouts of our cities by redesigning these spaces, setting aside the growing urban models of the last decades and focusing on filling these empty urban spaces with different activities that our current and emerging society needs. This would be through the design of new spaces that generate meeting and social places for new uses, opportunities and collaborating economies, where the city projects itself by thinking about the citizens´ needs.
The presence of such spaces is absolutely evident; however, its real content or its hidden potential is not. For this reason, we try to make “visible” the “invisible” and transform into a resource what at first glance seems to be a problem.