Estoa. Journal of the Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism
ESTOA. Journal of the Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism of the University of Cuenca (e-ISSN: 1390-9274), is a half-yearly publication, in the periods January-June and July-December. It is established, from the year 2012, as a platform dedicated to the exploration of the architecture and the urbanism in its linkage with the academic and professional world, the university and the society.
- Educational spaces for the present: architectural design based on Reggio Emilia pedagogypor Perla Zambrano-Prado el julio 18, 2023 a las 12:00 am
Architectural space is relevant in the teaching-learning process; in this sense, Reggio Emilia pedagogy considers space as the third teacher. In this work, the architectural premises of the pedagogical model were identified, evaluation instruments were developed and applied to case studies. Six schools in different countries were evaluated. The school located in Japan obtained the highest score (16/17), while a case study located in Mexico obtained the lowest score (10/17). Overall results showed that contact with the outdoors was the premise with the highest score (100%), in second place connection with nature (72%) and in third place the incorporation of a space (63%). Information on projects that incorporate the architectural premises of Reggio Emilia pedagogy, as well as their evaluation, is scarce, so it is necessary to disseminate and analyze these educational spaces and develop evaluation instruments.
- Bridging worldwide science communication and disseminationpor Pedro Jiménez-Pacheco el julio 18, 2023 a las 12:00 am
¿Qué puede hacer una revista científica por su universidad en el ámbito de la comunicación y la investigación? y ¿cómo esta revista puede evolucionar de plataforma de divulgación de interés científico a una estructura de comunicación de las ciencias?
- Sustainability references in modern neighborhoods of Cerro Municipality, Havanapor Alexis Jesús Rouco-Méndez el julio 18, 2023 a las 12:00 am
The Modern Movement renewed form and space, based on reason, technological advances and the social value of architecture and urbanism. Its internationalization led to regional versions, with valid particular contributions. In Havana, its consolidation coincided with the accelerated expansion of the city in a heterogeneous network of residential subdivisions. In the light of today, the existence of urban-architectural design responses with sustainability criteria, references for the creation of new environments, is detected. The article shows the values of the MoMo legacy, in four urbanizations of the Cerro municipality, which respond to current sustainability criteria, and whose application is possible in the contemporary Cuban context. Theoretical and empirical research methods were used, among which field work and archive searches stand out, and the results are inserted into a macro investigation on the MoMo in Havana.
- Procedural architectural settlement generator for container housing: A study on Marmara and Mediterranean Regionspor Asena Kumsal Şen-Bayram el julio 18, 2023 a las 12:00 am
There is a growing dwelling problem on a global scale. The crisis is getting more severe each day with incidents like war and pandemics, which resulted in some groups seeking alternative life scenarios. Therefore, expanding the research related to housing and answering these needs become obligatory. Game engines and procedural generation have been used to rapidly represent solutions with their high-quality renderings for these kinds of situations. This paper aims to present a user-friendly container settlement generation tool using procedural generation, developed using the Unity 3D game engine, focusing on various real-life scenarios based on contextual and financial parameters. Along with the tool’s development and functionalities, the paper presents a case study with ecological and post-disaster scenario presets in the Marmara and Mediterranean Regions of Türkiye to demonstrate its applicability in the settlement generation process.
- Active citizen participation in the drafting of Master Urban Plans of major Spanish citiespor Victoria Artés-Hernández el julio 18, 2023 a las 12:00 am
In response to the growing interest of governments in involving citizens in public policies, this paper studies the degree of citizen participation in the revision of master urban plans during the last 20 years in the 25 most populated Spanish municipalities. For this purpose, the documentation available on the Internet portals of the city councils and in the online newspaper library has been analyzed. The objective is to determine the degree of citizen involvement in municipal planning. Since 2001, of the 25 cities analyzed, 18 have drawn up or are in the process of developing a new urban plan, and 12 have applied or plan to apply additional participation on top of the minimum legal requirement. This finding evidences a considerable effort by these municipal administrations to actively involve their citizens in the revision of their plans beyond what is required by law.