Architecture practice is not only limited to buildings but to urban quality, comfort of public spaces and the pieces that conforms them. I believe that small interventions on public spaces can create a massive impact for communities and quality of urban atmospheres.
Not only do trees in urban areas provide a healthy environment and a chance for people to feel more physically active and enjoy public space, they also positively affect the environment by improving air quality and cooling the sorroundings.
Growing trees in urban areas has always been a challenge since a significant amount of them do not fully grow or end up dying.
For this reason I want to recreate a tree like environment by designing a structure that behaves like a fully grown tree and supports new developments in the city to achieve efficient public spaces without having to wait 10 to 30 years for a natural tree to grow. With this I’m not trying to replace natural environments but to support the growth of new ones.
What I expect this year from Transsolar is to share my ideas, learn tools and strategies to make conscious design proposals and get the right inputs to make my project happen.
Mentor: Michelle Hur
Elmer Gutierrez Gutierrez – Peru
Elmer holds a Master in Architecture and Sustainability of the Universidad Ricardo Palma, Trujillo, Peru. He has almost four years of work experience since graduating and has held various prositions related to design and innovation. Elmer is interested in urban and architectural photography, travelling and technology.