June. 2017: 1st PRICE for SSS in the contest “MANZANA VERDE – NEW WAYS OF INHABIT” of Malaga to which the block BL 1.5 is granted
June. 2017: SSS – CONFERENCE and EXHIBITION
1st PRICE – Contest Alumed-Strong – for design of SOCIAL HOUSING in an area of TROPICAL AFRICA
SSS presents its winning proposal of the 1st PRIZE at the inauguration of the EXHIBITION of the social housing contest ALUMED-STRONG FORMS.
DATE AND TIME: June 15, 2017. 7:00 PM
PLACE: SOCIAL HEADQUARTERS OF THE TERRITORIAL COLLEGE OF ARCHITECTS OF ALICANTE (CTAA)
Mayo. 2017: 1st PRICE – contest of ideas called by ALUMED-STRONG for design of SOCIAL HOUSING in an area of TROPICAL AFRICA
April. 2017: AWARD – Kindergarten in Llubí (Mallorca)
March. 2017: SSS sets out its “DOWNTOPIA” proposal
Until next 24th of March you can visit the “Colegio Oficial de Arquitectos de Murcia” (COAMU) the exhibition of proposals for the “PROYECTO RESSIDO” ideas contest for the Association of people with Down syndrome.
January, 2017: We present our latest work publication. A book that shows the landscape work of SSS
December, 2016: New project in Chile. A SURF-HOSTEL in Lebu Beach
November, 2016: “The wall of New York”. Research article published in VLC Journal
The urban history of New York City, its birth and decline, is linked with one basic element: water. Water was the reason for its foundation and it could be the cause of its disappearance… Water is fundamental to the urban life of this city; it is the element that has fed its growth during its four hundred year existence. Only for this reason does it deserve the upmost attention and an exhaustive study. Water as a limit, wall or barrier, or as an extreme place of opportunity, it is without a doubt a place where the urban future of New York City rests. Although it deals with an uncertain and dystopian future if the forecast of the increase in ocean levels (as a consequence of climate change) holds true. The article is an abridgment of nine short texts and an epilogue, together with their respective ten graphic documents that make up the body of this research. As a result, the reader faces a graphic essay formed by small chapters that will guide them through the romance between New York and water, from its origins to the present day.
November, 2016: Ristoration of Rosales Quarry project, published in RevistArquis Magazine.
University of Costa Rica
September, 2016: Conference in Castilla-La Mancha University (Toledo)
August, 2016: Garden Attached Housing for private investor
August, 2016: Youth Housing for private investor
July, 2016: New house in the countryside for a Belgium couple
June, 2016: Quarry Landscape Restoration is on going
May, 2016: Thai Garden Restaurant FINAL DESIGN!
January, 2016: Doctoral Thesis “New York and Tokyo. A tale of two cities.” by José Durán, AWARDED by X ARQUIA Awards
ABSTRACT: New York and Tokyo represent two city projects as distant as is the culture of East and West. It is true that different civilizations, no matter how isolated they are, experience underground connections, improbable trade routes, and ancient artistic influences. But despite the invisible networks that bind, New York and Tokyo are like the beam and the underside of a thin leaf.
This Thesis narrates and studies the story of these two cities through three common and fundamental aspects, that have guided its evolution from its founding to the present: genetics, urban planning and transport networks. The genetic legacy of the nineteenth century prints in both cities the character of its design, organic and natural in Tokyo, geometric and artificial in New York. It also contrasts the overall strategy of urban planning in the twentieth century, as if the eastern city is the epitome of a city of many centers, the western city represents the most extreme city with a single large center. And finally, transport networks close this circle of yin and yang; movement while in Tokyo is based on mass transport, New York has innovated and directed its mobility towards individual transport from the early twentieth century.
Both cities are in the select group of the ten cities with the highest prosperity index according to the UN in 2013. This index depends on productivity, quality of life, infrastructure and urban quality. For this reason, and many others that are revealed throughout this work, New York and Tokyo are landmarks of civilization in their respective latitudes, which will serve as a model of urban habitat in the future, and therefore the subject of this broad study.