João Branco + Paula del Río


Marco Silva

10 hours a week

The post work ended the daily commutes and freed the city, which focused on the quality of life and space of all forms of leisure. Post-work valued time and energy, which drastically altered the organization of life. The post-job praised the intangible, comfort, interests, community, sharing, family, sports,reading, debate, intensifying as activities and the possibilities of choice from isolation to social encounter. The post-work multiplied as life options,faded as it enters between work and leisure, between natural and built. The post-work democratized the centrality and the possibility of choosing between the urban and the suburban, individually differentiated. Maia understood these possibilities, structuring herself how to embrace.

From a critical reading of the existing, as a material record of building intelligence, it has advanced towards density and verticalism through a biological and thermodynamic approach. Unexpected sources of physical pleasure sprang up in an urban form that materialized as a device that uses, blocks, or releases the energy flows it intersects. The new city, rich in spatial proposals,stands as a climate mediator, which generates a variety of microclimates and promotes somatic reactions. Convection, radiation, conduction, evaporation and pressure are the new tools of design that expand the limits of comfort, in an increased symbiosis with natural. A multidisciplinary approach brought together architecture, biology, physics, physiology, geography, orology, in an expansion of the idea of ​​sustainability to the domain of science and technology.