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Neither servers nor served
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Neither servers nor served

Neither servers nor servants, in these public houses built in Cornellá all the spaces are at the service of the tenant. You enter through a courtyard that is a square open to the city during the day. Each corner has a wooden staircase: it is the entrance to the apartments from the terrace, as a corrala but with that private area, or from the staircase. Inside, everything is communicated. And everything can be isolated. Everything is taken advantage of: the corridors do not exist. They have been converted into a terrace or kitchen, the center of each floor. Jose Hevia The rooms look alike. With 13 square meters each, they have no hierarchy. They can be bedrooms, studies or living areas. They can be joined (by opening the sliding doors) or closed. Some have access from the out...
Croche, confinement and sisterhood: the great awning that united the women of Cartaya
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Croche, confinement and sisterhood: the great awning that united the women of Cartaya

Pepa González had the idea in mind for a long time. Only one thing was missing: to be mayor. He got it in July of last year. And in October he proposed it to about 20 women: get together to build an artisanal canopy using crochet hoops — about a thousand, at the end — of crochet. What was not expected is that so many neighbors from the town of Cartaya, with 20,083 inhabitants, were going to join in Huelva. More than 300 women, with the support of the City Council and the Reina Sofía Housewives Association, collaborated in the development of what is already considered the new local attraction. “I wanted to make visible that invisible work that women do and that goes unnoticed by society. And it has been very beautiful, "explains the socialist mayor by phone. An explosion of colors h...
A vertical neighborhood in Mexico
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A vertical neighborhood in Mexico

Everything is scattered on Avenida Juárez de Toluca de Lerdo, east of the Mexican capital. On the artery that connects the old town and its university area, the architects Fernando Rodríguez and Pablo Oriol —del FRPO study- They tried to organize various services and typologies in a single building, La Estación San José, a facility that they want to act as a "condenser of social life" to revitalize the center with what the architects consider the city needs: density. The coexistence of uses, surrounding heritage and diverse periods was resolved by the designers with a structure that allows the repetition and superposition of plans, thus multiplying the space for activities: exhibition and parking areas, meeting rooms. co-working (collaborative work) and commercial areas, offices and sh...
The importance of building inclusive cities
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The importance of building inclusive cities

Popular conceptions remain limited in terms of disability and accessibility since they often only cover people with physical disabilities; and it is important to note that disability takes many forms, some less visible than others. The design of accessible cities should be one of the main considerations in the field of architecture and urban planning as it ensures that the built environment suits everyone. Thus, accessibility in architecture means much more than accommodating the physical environment for wheelchair users. And it is that the introduction of urban devices and elements - beyond ramps and elevators - can improve navigation in foreign environments, pursuing the creation of more inclusive cities. In this sense, European cities have begun to develop a certain sensitivity a...
The consortium that builds the Beach Corridor will be summoned to the Assembly
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The consortium that builds the Beach Corridor will be summoned to the Assembly

Three years after the order to proceed for stage 1 of the Corridor of the Beaches, the construction site barely registers a advanced physical of 3% at its starting point within the district of The Chorrera, province of Panama Oeste.For this advance, the previous administration governmental disbursement to the FCC-Corredor de las Playas 1 Consortium, a 6% of the 603 million 260 thousand dollars that would cost the construction site. The stage one of Runner from Beaches spans 32.65 kilometers since The Chorrera to the town of Santa Cruz in the district of Call.Before him delay in this draft, Deputy Kaira Harding, president of the Public Infrastructure and Canal Affairs Commission of the National Assembly, indicated that will proceed a quote Before this commission to the legal representativ...