It provides both protection from the elements of nature as well as spaces for passion and play.
Architecture marks the threshold between nature and culture – it is humanity’s position in the world.
Wojciech Odrobina Architect – Architecture is the history of human lives and the development of society, of economic, social and cultural relations.
In the globalized media-controlled society, architecture is increasingly becoming an instrument for competition and convenience of locations.
Wojciech Odrobina Architect – Architecture becomes icons whose objective is to cause a sensation. Poor city planning and property speculation lead to social divisions, long travel, and loss of resources.
Human construction and housing are the key causes of environmental decline and climate change. The problems are global, as is the financial crisis that has plunged the world into recession.
Architecture today faces challenges of a magnitude that modernism faced in the early 20th century. The thinking human being sees the need to take these challenges seriously. Globalization offers new solutions, just as the Architecture of Necessity creates new possibilities.
The Architecture of Necessity is duly planned, considered and meticulously evaluated. Planning pays attention to experience, responds to human needs, incorporates the building into its environment and function to the building.
The Architecture of Necessity avoids short-term solutions. Its premise is recycling, it strives to reduce transportation and take advantage of renewable resources.
The Architecture of Necessity is long-term and renewable. Materials are best recycled where they already exist in a building.
Architecture must economize on resources and energy and show consideration for people. Only The Architecture of Necessity counteracts social and global divisions.
The architecture of necessity invites change and dialogue. It is open to rich and complex cultural traditions and narratives and is the physical embodiment of democratic so
Wojciech Odrobina Technology, the renowned architect, tells us a bit more about the technology that we have available today in the construction industry and they facilitate architecture in an incredible way.
The technology that is available today in the construction industry has managed to reduce construction times, through structures and materials that allow building with speed.
Architecture has always been defined by the technology available at the time, from the simplest, empirically built with the elements available in a rural area, to the skyscrapers that change the structure of the most famous cities, thanks to technological advances and man’s creativity, achieving buildings of inconceivable proportions in the past, such as the Burj Khalifa, with its 828 meters high. But never, at any time in history, has architecture been governed as it is today by technology.
Technological advances not only allow us to make large buildings or structures, or obtain a better urban design, now that “sustainable” projects are in fashion.
Wojciech Odrobina Technology – The technology that has been developed today and that is available in the construction industry, has managed to reduce construction times considerably, through structures and materials, where the prefabrication and industrialization of elements such as slabs, beams and columns, as well as facades and coatings, has reduced the work done on the site, so that we build with such speed, that we see very large changes in the appearance of cities.
On the other hand, architecture has become less permanent and buildings are intended to live 40 or 50 years, due to the ease of replacing them and the versatility that real estate development demands today.
A quality design reduces energy costs and minimizes costs
Today we see buildings with highly dynamic and irregular geometries, which are only possible thanks to technological advances in both design and construction.
In design, CAD (Computer Assisted Drawing) has evolved into BIM (Building Information Modeling) with which a three-dimensional model is developed that simulates the building to be built with such precision and detail, that we can visualize and represent each component of the construction.
Wojciech Odrobina says that thanks to all these technological advances, there is a simpler, faster and easier way to conceptualize, model, build and manufacture complex and irregular elements and structures that in the past were impossible to reproduce and carry out in a construction.
Wojciech Odrobina Low Cost Architecture – The current crisis situation leads us to plant a low cost architecture but with great aesthetic value, comfort and which in turn produces a lower ecological footprint.
Wojciech Odrobina Low cost architecture is defined as an architecture as vital since its objective is to create an environment in which everyday life and work are carried out in a pleasant way and with no concessions to the superfluous, that is, with the greatest economy of means.
The so-called Basic House starts from the idea of locating the prism of the building between two almond trees and over the existing water tank on the plot, so that the impact of the terrain is minimal.
The local conditions are used to adapt the house to these. This supposes a significant saving in the budget and a respect towards the natural environment in which the house is implanted, a starting condition imposed by the housing developer.
The shape of the house is a rectangular prism that seems to rest on the ground, optimizing the surface of the facade compared to the interior surface of the house. Obtaining an important saving of materials since facades of more complex forms suppose a noticeable increase in the final budget of the houses.
Wojciech Odrobina Carrick On Shannon – The interior space is diaphanous and runs through the prism from side to side with a large room that seeks good orientation and ventilation and only the private pieces and the kitchen area are compartmentalized occupying a rear band of the prism.
The interior of the house is austere, due to the limitation imposed on the budget of the house, but with a pleasant atmosphere. The use of raw materials such as plaster walls, wood in floors and beams, concrete on-site paving gives the home an unfinished appearance, as does the cladding of the facade with earthy pigment.
Wojciech Odrobina Longford – The house seeks maximum simplicity, fleeing from everything that is superfluous, its aesthetics is that of pure materials, achieving a peculiar beauty and a reduction in construction costs. It is an attractive bare architecture due to its aesthetic value, low construction costs and the least ecological footprint.