João Branco + Paula del Río
10hours a week
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-work 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 life options, faded borders between work and leisure, between natural and built. The post-work democratized the centrality and made possible the choice between the urban and the suburban, clearly differentiated. Maia understood these possibilities, structuring itself to embrace it.
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 blocks, uses, or releases the energy flows it intersects. The new city, rich in spatial proposals, stands as a climate mediator, generating a variety of microclimates and promoting somatic reactions. Convection, radiation, conduction, evaporation and pressure act as design tools that expand the limits of comfort in an increased symbiosis with nature. A multidisciplinary approach brought together architecture, biology, physics, physiology, geography and orology to expand the idea of sustainability to the domain of science and technology.
Materials: Ink on paper
Technique: Digital Print