Sonora State, Northern Mexico
Built surface: 3000 m²
Site Surface: 2 HA
Interfacing Reliefs is the conceptual design proposal for an International Highschool by the Paris-based [Ay]Architects Studio embracing the existing topography while mediating with local extreme climate conditions.
The overall strategy is based on a series of topographic ribbons capable of generating natural wind-corridors and sunlight due to the proposal orientation avoiding sun exposure.
Due to the very limited budget, [Ay]A proposes a scheme based on a grid-like figure ground responding programmatically and functionally to the needs of the high school.
The proposed landscape also operates as pockets of vegetation and greenery absorbing the daylight heat. The band system organization allows the construction to be executed in 3 phases and is due to start in 2012.
[Ay]A Studio is currently developing a Campus Masterplan and a series of Educational Buildings in the Sonora Desert, located in Northern Mexico. More projects to come.
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Mexico-City born Jorge Ayala founded [Ay]A in 2010.
[Ay]A is an international design studio based in Paris committed to cutting edge research and material experimentation, across scales. [Ay]A engages with multidisciplinary fields from fashion design, architecture to landscape urbanism, complex organisational systems and strategies in both theoretical and professional praxis.
Since 2008, Jorge has lectured globally and led workshops in the United Kingdom, China, Iran, Mexico, Costa Rica, the Netherlands, Switzerland, France, Italy, and Canada among others. In 2013, Jorge has been appointed to become the Mitchell Lab Designer Program Director at Texas A&M University in the United States.