Architecture Luis De Garrido

Luis De Garrido Architecture

The advanced and unique architecture carried out by Luis De Garrido is the result of satisfying, in a holistic and creative way, all the possible architectural constraints for a given cultural, social and environmental setting. However, it stands out especially in the following aspects:

  • Architecture with the highest possible ecological level
  • Architecture with zero energy consumption at the lowest possible economic cost
  • Self-sufficient architecture in energy, water and food
  • Industrialized, modular and portable architecture
  • Infinite lifecycle architecture
  • Architecture that guarantees the health and happiness of its occupants.
  • Architecture with a unique and symbolic design
  • Architecture that connects its occupants with Nature
  • Architecture that improves and stimulates human relations
  • Architecture that allows its occupants to transcend

The buildings designed by Luis De Garrido have the highest possible ecological level using continuous improvements to conventional construction systems without increasing their economic cost.

In a complementary way, Luis De Garrido has conceptually formalized a new ecological paradigm in Architecture, perfectly integrated into the natural ecosystem, and capable of satisfying the needs of its occupants. This new paradigm is based on the total industrialization of buildings, which are built by assembling a set of industrialized architectural components. The variety of different components required must be sufficient to allow the construction of any type of building, and in turn must be as small as possible in order to minimize energy consumption in its manufacture, and so that they can be used in as many buildings as possible. These components must have a special design so that they can be easily assembled and disassembled with each other, and therefore can be recovered, repaired and reused, on an ongoing basis.

As a result, the buildings designed by Luis De Garrido can have an infinite life cycle, since they are made up of a reduced set of industrialized components that can be easily assembled and disassembled using screws and clips, and without the need to use solders, mortars or glues. In this way, all components can be salvaged, repaired, and reused as many times as desired, allowing buildings to grow, shrink, reconfigure, and disassemble with ease. As a result, his buildings can have an infinite life cycle, without generating any type of waste or emissions, neither in their construction nor in their maintenance. The maximum increase in the life cycle of buildings allows their environmental impact per unit of time to be as low as possible, and therefore to have the highest possible ecological level.

Additionally, its buildings can be self-sufficient in energy and water, and in most cases, in food, at a conventional economic cost. The advanced bioclimatic design of the buildings projected by Luis De Garrido allows them to self-regulate thermally (guaranteeing the well-being of their occupants), without the need for technological artifacts and without generating any type of emissions. As a result, his buildings have a very low energy consumption and therefore can be self-sufficient in energy at a conventional price, since they hardly need to incorporate energy-generating devices. Water self-sufficiency is achieved by reducing water consumption as much as possible, recycling and reusing gray water by the buildings themselves, and using natural water sources (rain and underground sources).

With these premises, Luis De Garrido has carried out more than 300 advanced projects, which makes him a benchmark in sustainable, bioclimatic and self-sufficient architecture.