Luis De Garrido Architecture
The advanced and unique architecture made by Luis De Garrido is the result of satisfying, in a holistic and creative way, all possible architectural constraints for a particular cultural, social and ecological environment. However, it is especially relevant in the following areas:
- Architecture with the highest possible ecological level
- Architecture with the least possible economic cost
- Architecture that ensures the health and happiness of its occupants.
- Architecture with a unique and symbolic design
- Architecture with a very spiritual and simple structure
- Architecture capable of connecting its occupants with Nature
- Architecture that enhances and stimulates human relationships
- Architecture capable of evoking and transcending its occupants
From an ecological point of view, Luis De Garrido has created a New Paradigm in Architecture, perfectly integrated into the natural ecosystem, able to meet the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of its occupants, and in general those of society.
This New Ecological Paradigm in Architecture has clear parallels with the natural ecosystem, consisting of a huge variety of living organisms, despite being composed of a small number of components (atoms and cells). These organisms can grow, decrease, evolve and change over their life, and their components can be returned to its ecosystem to re-establish new organisms. All this done with only natural energy.
Alternatively, the New Ecological Paradigm in Architecture designed by Luis De Garrido allows for the construction of all types of buildings, based on a reduced set of industrialized architectural components. The variety of standard 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 reduce the maximum energy consumption in manufacturing, and so they can be used in as many buildings as possible. These components must be specially designed so that they can be easily assembled and disassembled, and therefore can be recovered, repaired and reused continuously and permanently.
As a result, the buildings projected by Luis De Garrido are perfectly integrated into the natural ecosystem and have an infinite life cycle, as they are composed of a reduced set of industrial components that can be assembled and disassembled very easily using screws and staples, and without the need to weld, glue or mortar. Thus, all components can be recovered, repaired and reused as often as desired, allowing buildings to grow, decrease in size, be reconfigured and removed with ease. As a result buildings can have an infinite life-cycle, without generating any waste and emissions, in the construction or maintenance process.
As a complement, the buildings designed by Luis De Garrido are self-sufficient in energy and water, and in most cases, food, conventional economic cost. Advanced bioclimatic design projected by Luis De Garrido buildings allows them to be thermally self-regulated (ensuring the welfare of its occupants) without technological devices and without generating any emissions. As a result the buildings have a very low energy consumption and therefore can be self-sufficient in energy at a conventional price because they only need to incorporate a small number of power generating devices. Water self-sufficiency is achieved while minimizing water consumption, recycling and reusing gray water generated by the buildings themselves, using natural sources of water (rain and underground sources).
With these premises, Luis De Garrido has made more than 300 advanced projects, including more than 7.000 houses, making him a world leader in architecture.