A PROPOSAL TO INHABIT /


ARCHITECT DEGREE DISSERTATION

LOCATION: SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE AND URBANISM OF THE UNIVERSIDAD NACIONAL PEDRO HENRÍQUEZ UREÑA – UNPHU (Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic)
COMMISSIONED BY: SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE AND URBANISM OF THE UNPHU
YEAR: 2003
STATUS: completed
IN COLLABORATION WITH: Juan Mubarak, Giovanni Pérez Linval
(thesis advisors)
EXHIBITIONS: Prized at the INTERNATIONAL BIENNALE OF ARCHITECTURE OF SANTO DOMINGO (2006 / Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic)
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(Study of the contemporary dwelling space of the Dominican Republic and its necessary and further development – from the minimal traditional unit to a coherent residential space for the modern Dominican individual.)
The project defined with this group of essays and exercises is an abstract proposal for reinterpreting the current individual/habitat established relations, an alternative way of understanding the main structure of (what should be) today’s residential architecture. This project studies the need of a contemporary dwelling that incorporates into its core the concept of today’s temporality, our own critical interpretations of the cycles that define our current needs and existence, moving away from the traditional symbols of the 20th century.


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