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‘Three Generations of Architects and New Hope for Earth’, an in-depth interview to Ricardo E. Bofill by Anylab Talks

‘Three Generations of Architects and New Hope for Earth’, an in-depth interview to Ricardo E. Bofill by Anylab Talks

‘Three Generations of Architects and New Hope for Earth’, an in-depth interview to Ricardo E. Bofill by Anylab Talks
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Ricardo E. Bofill has been interviewed at La Fábrica for a new episode of AnyLab Talks, the digital platform about people in Architecture and Design culture.

His optimistic idea about a narrative and biological architecture that can redefine social smart cities can be apreciated along the whole conversation with the host of this podcast, Nurgul Yardim Mericliler. It even lets space for some of his best childhood memories in the intelectual context where his father, Ricardo, and his grandfather, Emili, lived. He explained why both greatly influenced his way of thinking about space and society. “Cities are made by many many architects -said Ricardo E. Bofill-, but the urban ideas are made by a few”.

When talking about the impact that some of the main RBTA’s projects have had through the years, RBTA president underlined topics like the new shape of Barcelona after the olimpics games, the decentralization in Great Moscow Project, the idea of cities as oxigen producers or his aim of participating in the global coooling. “There is a change in paradigm -he said-. Ecology first”. But his point of view never strays from another solid proclaim: we need to introduce life in urban design in a human scale, not only by plants.

“The Earth survived already 4’5 billion years, and it could survive anoher four billion before the sun explodes. So I’m optimistic, we have time. I work a lot in India and I love it’s culture because the time is circular there. I do believe that we have multiple oportunities to solve a problem”, he concluded.

Listen to the whole interview here:

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