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Never-ending story. Large urban agglomerations as authentic demographic drains.
Never-ending story. Large urban agglomerations as authentic demographic drains.

Mutual aid networks. An infrastructure based on grouping essential services.
Mutual aid networks. An infrastructure based on grouping essential services.

Constellations. A new form of territorial organization.
Constellations. A new form of territorial organization.

A territory of diffused limits. Relative distances and times.
A territory of diffused limits. Relative distances and times.

El Remanso, a place of recovered ruins. A space of peace and meditation.
El Remanso, a place of recovered ruins. A space of peace and meditation.

Spaces of resilience. Buildings as furniture with infinite accessory spaces.
Spaces of resilience. Buildings as furniture with infinite accessory spaces.

Redefinition of vernacular architecture. An architecture with a natural growth.
Redefinition of vernacular architecture. An architecture with a natural growth.




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HETEROTOPIC ROOTS
Universidad Camilo José Cela
ARCHITECTURE

Approach to restructuring Spanish rural territory: Mutual aid network systems
Heterotopic roots show the poor adaptability of Spanish rural territory to demographic flows or contrasts. We are referring to a territory which precipitates into the emptiness because of the scarce capillarity that exists between some services and others.
A new form of territorial organization (constellations) is proposed, an infrastructure based on the grouping of essential services at different scales (mutual aid network systems).
Networks of multidisciplinary relationships connect the territory. All for trying to emphasize the capacity of organization and management of pre-existing services and generating inputs that accentuate and catalyze the rationalization of these new territorial forces. Ultimately translating an emerging programmatic resilience in architectures and support spaces (fixed or ephemeral) according to the characteristic demographic seasonality of rural territory.
The architectural value of this project lies in understanding that all interventions are part of the same system of low material impact, where the use of local materials highlights the strong character of the place and harmonizes with the pre-existing. We speak about one intrinsic system of the vernacular, of the conception of an architecture with a ‘natural growth’, without strict orders in terms of form and more precisely in the repetition of techniques, materials and volumetric relationships. An architecture is created based on continuous growth and in a natural way, relying on the existing and varying to meet the needs of those who are occupying and discovering and rediscovering the qualities of the place while is shaping how to improve the enjoyment of the extraordinary that the nature of the environment offers.
Heterotopic Roots understands rural architecture as something immanent both to the context and to the flow of the people who represent it, people who reflect the real need which on its side draws or blurs the architecture that constitutes us. See what already exists and elaborate an architectural language according to people’s requirements.