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A group of architects working and exploring through architectural fields since 2015.

We are interested in new ways of approaching our environments and contexts. We take into account the relationships that generate them, from the individual to society, and we focus on the understanding of architecture and urbanism as a piece of an interconnected puzzle.

Always working in-between fields, from urbanism to communication, from industrial design to art, from digital to pure analogic, we look for ways to expand our knowledge and understanding of our surroundings.




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Alba Carrasco
Ana Pro
Daniel Guerra
Juan Crespo
Jorge Pizarro
Marta Badiola
Marta Diego
Nehuen Blanco


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AHMEDABAD, INDIA

Fragments Of - AHM 1

RESEARCH WORKSHOP COORDINATION, 2015















Equipo investigador: Marta Badiola y Jorge Pizarro
Trabajo de: 
Alejanda Cotoner, Carmen Gil, Belén Gonzalez Aranguren, Susana Alvarez Olive, Ana Herreros, Alba Carrasco, Juan Crespo, Ana Pro, Marina Villalobos, Patricia Velilla, Elena Cruz, Almudena Ballarín, Ana Cue, Alberto Sanchez, Nehuen Blanco, Aurea Rodriguez, Sandra Zabala, Elia Huelamo, Mónica Esteban, Laura Corrales, Teresa Páramo, Adriana Blanco, Paul-Adrian de Vreese, Carmen Castañs, Aniket Shah, Ragul Ravichandran, Utsavi Jani, Jay Bhanushali, Kartik Rathod y Dani Gladson


País de contrastes, difícil de juzgar desde un punto de vista europeo, difícil de evitar el romanticismo. India revelará parte de su identidad y luego se contradecirá.

Con más de 6 millones de personas, Ahmedabad es la sexta ciudad más poblada de la India. Históricamente, se posiciona como uno de los centros económicos e industriales con especial importancia en el siglo XX cuando recibió a Mahatma Gandhi, liderando el activismo por la independencia de India de Gran Bretaña. Durante la segunda mitad del siglo se vivió un período de esplendor cultural, que atrajo a grandes nombres del mundo de la arquitectura y el arte moderno que dejarán una marca en este enclave de tradiciones vivas.

Ahmedabad es el resultado de la hibridación constante entre tradición y modernidad. Llegar a conocer esta ciudad se está acercando a un fragmento de la India, una parte de un país tan plural que sería un error afirmar que comprende. El tejido urbano de la ciudad es el resultado directo de esta mezcla y conflictos involucrados, patentes y haciendo visibles los contrastes en el país, desde barrios marginales hasta tejido histórico consolidado, pasando por nuevas áreas financieras construidas en forma de rascacielos de vidrio, o incluso antiguas zonas rurales periféricas hoy envueltas por el rápido crecimiento de la ciudad. Ahmedabad ofrece innumerables estudios de casos en los que se prueba nuestra comprensión del contexto.

La relación del contexto con el espacio y el tiempo en el que se establece es un elemento clave para acercarse a este entorno, cambiante, dinámico, fluido y mutable, amenazado por las políticas urbanas actuales que, independientemente de la temporalidad como factor, está poniendo en peligro algunas idiosincrasias tradicionales de la región.

Se estudia un fragmento de la ciudad, los Pols, tratando de enfrentar los desafíos que surgen en estas áreas específicas, desde una perspectiva global y sin olvidar el valor de establecer debate en estos procesos, reafirmando lo que "sabemos".

Reflexionamos sobre las lecciones que podemos extraer de contextos como este y las posibles contribuciones al sitio como agentes externos; un laboratorio de aprendizaje social, cultural y técnico para estudiantes españoles que, trabajando con estudiantes indios y actores locales, busca plantear las preguntas correctas para extraer de ellos las herramientas con las cuales abordar proyectos urbanos en tales contextos.

Research team: Marta Badiola & Jorge Pizarro
Work by:  Alejanda Cotoner, Carmen Gil, Belén Gonzalez Aranguren, Susana Alvarez Olive, Ana Herreros, Alba Carrasco, Juan Crespo, Ana Pro, Marina Villalobos, Patricia Velilla, Elena Cruz, Almudena Ballarín, Ana Cue, Alberto Sanchez, Nehuen Blanco, Aurea Rodriguez, Sandra Zabala, Elia Huelamo, Mónica Esteban, Laura Corrales, Teresa Páramo, Adriana Blanco, Paul-Adrian de Vreese, Carmen Castañs, Aniket Shah, Ragul Ravichandran, Utsavi Jani, Jay Bhanushali, Kartik Rathod &Dani Gladson


Country of contrasts, difficult to judge from a European look, hard to avoid romanticism.India will reveal part of their identity and then contradict.

With more than 6 million people, Ahmedabad is the sixth most populous city in India. Historically, it is positioned as one of the economic and industrial centers with special importance in the XXth Century when hosted Mahatma Gandhi, leading the activism for India’s independence from Britain. During the second half of the century saw a period of cultural splendor, attracting big names from the world of architecture and modern art that will leave a mark in this enclave of living traditions.

Ahmedabad is the result of constant hybridization between tradition and modernity. Getting to know this city is approaching a fragment of India, a portion of such a plural country that it would be wrong to claim understanding. The urban fabric of the city is a direct result of this mixing and conflicts involved, patents and making visible the contrasts in the country is immersed, from slums to consolidated historic fabric, through new financial areas built in the form of skyscrapers glass, or even old peripheral rural areas today engulfed by the fast growth of the city. Ahmedabad offers countless case studies where test our understanding of the context.

The relation of the context with space and time in which it sets, is a key element in order to get close to this environment, changeable, dynamic, fluid and mutable, threatened by the current urban policies that, regardless of temporality as a factor, is jeopardizing some traditional idiosyncrasies of the region.

A fragment of the city is studied, the Pols, trying to face the challenges that these specific areas arise, from a global perspective and without forgetting the value of establishing debate in these processes, restating what we “know”.

We reflect on the lessons that we can draw from contexts like this and the potential contributions to the site as external agents; a laboratory of social, cultural and technical learning for Spanish students that working with Indian students and local actors seek to pose the right questions to extract from them the tools with which to tackle urban projects in such contexts.