Latin American Urban Design Lab (LAUD-LAB)
Safe house for Heliópolis: Design for Women by B. Deleon and E. Ramirez. Completed for option studio “Heroines, wet walls, and light wells: Strategies for sensitive densification in Heliópolis.
The Latin American Urban Design Lab (LAUD-LAB) is a research unit at Texas Tech University College of Architecture that develops strategies for giving physical form to design justice and social equity in urbanization-vulnerable communities across the Americas.
The LAUD-LAB is led by Kristine Stiphany and collaborates with researchers and practitioners in urban planning, urban design, architecture, landscape architecture, engineering, geography, and public policy to develop practical, innovative proposals that respond to numerous issues in high growth regions, including micro-infrastructures, urban habitats, southern ecologies, public health, community education, and local energy generation.
The LAUD-LAB is supported by the Texas Tech College of Architecture.
Current work Fall 2020 São Paulo Studio: Heroines, wet walls, and light wells: Strategies for sensitive densification in Heliópolis.
“The chance to learn through travel has illuminated that architects have a civic duty to serve all publics. “ – TTU graduate student, Ecuador studio cohort.
Scenario 1/5 for Mat Incremental Housing in Mexico City
Scenario 4/5 for Mat Incremental Housing in Mexico City
New Rhythms: A rooftop SESC in Heliópolis by S. Honesto and M. Latt-Kouryfort. Completed for option studio “Heroines, wet walls, and light wells: Strategies for sensitive densification in Heliópolis.
Travel images from Brazil and Ecuador studios, including site visits to social housing projects and workshops with FAU Mackenzie students in São Paulo and San Gregorio students in Portoviejo; interviews with residents in Quito’s Solanda housing project; and interviews with residents in Portoviejo’s Florones district.