We are odD+, a group of highly skilled architects, planners, and creatives.
We are innate problem solvers, dedicated to making the physical world a more habitable place.
We work at every scale– from design to execution.
We are inspired by nature, incorporating its systems and processes into our work– aiming for a healthier coexistence.
We learn through history, science, and precedents– developing new design techniques for the improvement of humankind.
We confront and question the norm– creating state-of-the-art design solutions.
Together we help our clients solve their most complex challenges; together we harness our diverse ingenuity to make projects that are fantastical, affordable, buildable, and beautiful.
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The term "biophilia" means "love of life or living systems." It was first used by Erich Fromm to describe a psychological orientation of being attracted to all that is alive and vital.
Though the growth of cities, technology and the industrializacion of processes, humans have increasingly lost connection and empathy with nature. The concern for a lack of connection with nature is that a stronger disregard for other plants, animals and the various ecosystems in planet earth is leading to further degradation and species loss. On April of 2019, the UN released a report that states that 1 million species are currently at high risk of extinction because of humans. Therefore, reestablishing a connection with nature has to become the primary concern in the field of architecture, urban planning, landscape and design.
In our increasingly populated world, were species are at higher risk than ever, with the use of technology, materials, processes, and design methodology, we at odD+ strive to generate designs that connect the urban dweller with nature. We also try to give back, by incorporating responsible design and build strategies to lower the building impact in a certain context and incorporating natural systems within the architecture. We draw inspiration from nature and all of its complex systems to create.
According to Isaac Asimov "Science fiction can be defined as that branch of literature which deals with the reaction of human beings to changes in science and technology." In this case, Science Fiction, or what is called the "literature of ideas", typically deals with imaginative and futuristic concepts such as advanced science and technology, time travel, parallel universes, fictional worlds, space exploration, and extraterrestrial life, usually exploring the consequences of scientific innovations regardless of what is possible technologically in present time. We at odD+ always strive to generate projects with a sense of complete open mindedness for the exploration of innovative processes, technology and programmatic solutions that are out of the conventional. Taking the main problematics of a specific project, we always challenge and question the norm regardless of any type of limitations and constraints for the absolute improvement of the project.
research integrated design:
We at odD+ use all of our projects as living laboratories. Within the specific problems that arise in each of our projects we always try to incorporate applied research in science and technology to both improve the result of the specific project and acquire learning knowledge for future projects. Material innovation, programmatic organization, structural systems and urban organizational systems are examples of our focus in R&D processes. With this praxis we do not intent to yield immediate profit, but to improve the practice of architecture for the betterment of nature and mankind alike.
intelligent design and management:
We at odD+ apply the model of intelligent design, where we incorporate BIM (Building Information Modeling) strategies to optimize design processes and save the client time and money. Additionally, we ally with companies of high prestige and history for the various processes and technical components that emerge throughout the development of the project. odD+ strategic alliances allows many of the building's technical, design and high complexity issues to be coordinated from the conceptual phase. This is essential for the development of an intelligent and sustainable project, avoiding fundamental changes in both design and engineering in later stages. We control, manage and direct every process and phase of the project for superior results.
The components we take into consideration are:
An innovative design under principles of high creativity.
Definition of construction systems early on to adapt and follow the design intention
Implementation of BIM (Building Information Modeling) concept for optimization of budgeting, design and engineering processes.
Centralization of the various engineering and technical component of the project.
Definition of the construction system and an understanding of all the processes that this requires. This will be taken into account in the design to speed up construction times.
Definition of what each engineering requires and strategies of how to do so that they work with the design intentions.