Publicly-accessible water retention and treatment complex, Mexico City, Mexico: By interweaving water management with public amenities, the project reintroduces water to the civic realm.
Neighborhood center in Paraisópolis, São Paulo, Brazil: Part of a long-term neighborhood upgrading process, the project is a mixed use civic hub. Across three adjacent buildings, it hosts, among other things, a dance school, auditorium, crèche, and commercial space.
Sanitation system in informal communities: This project localizes water treatment, cleaning wastewater where it is produced. Rainwater harvesting, septic tanks, and wetlands are introduced in informal settlements to manage the wastewater now flowing through the neighborhood as open sewage.
Affordable housing neighborhood with integrated workspaces: Weaving working into living and houses into a neighborhood, the project encourages community building and the livelihood of inhabitants in Cartagena, Colombia.
Minimal-impact research institute, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: On the site of a former quarry, the project extends the headquarters of Brazil’s premier mathematics institution, National Institute for Pure & Applied Mathematics (IMPA). Housing for researchers, a library, and classrooms are set into thin, elevated bars that extend from the edge of the city into the forest canopy.
Relocatable modular surgical hospital, Masaya, Nicaragua: a prototype for temporary rural surgical hospitals. Because of the sensitivity of the equipment and supplies, it proposes a hybrid approach of prefabrication and local construction.
City building strategy, Curridabat, Costa Rica the plan for an eastern suburb of San José envisions the city in coexistence with its flora and fauna.