ECOAR.Q – 2020
The podcast goal is to register current debates about architecture and urbanism, looking to inspire the listeners suggesting solutions for the future, bringing to conversation specialists in architecture or complimentary fields.
ECOAR.Q was born as a sequel to the book Last Essays and the Architecture Infinity, with the same purpose: register architecture debates, incite thoughts about the discipline, question the present patterns to search for architecture future and inspire, by disseminating architectural knowledge. Hearing and vision unite to create the audio-visual. Architecture gives the image to the podcast, which gives sound to architecture, becoming complementary. That's the ECOAR.Q challenge.
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LAST ESSAYS BOOK – 2019
Last Essays - and the Architecture Infinity, published by Editor JJ Carol, it's part of a manifest written by the young architect who, in his 30’s, defends that the architectural evolution depends on text records.
Guided by his studies in Columbia University, Marcelo observes that big names in architecture such as Vitruvius, Palladio, Corbusier, Venturi, Koolhas, marked and transformed the course of the discipline, through their texts.
Doomed to disinterest for the textual productions and inspired by images, architecture will end up, without noticing, into visual reproductions, eternal Neos.
In the book, Marcelo highlights an unexplored infinity in architecture, defending that the fundamentals to reach this diversity are not found in the projects, but in the narrative capable of contextualizing previous facts from drawings. Future generations who search for architectural innovations will need to understand that surprises are not exactly in what we can see, but in what our intellect can comprehend.
This way, history makes it clear that contemporary architects can’t stop writing if they want to achieve new paths and tendencies. With unpretentious writings (adsorbed from the masters mentioned above) and profound messages, the author shows urgency, explaining through multiple facets, how the texts will collaborate in production evolution.
Sharing experience reports and techniques learned in the american university, it was also added to the book a few articles elaborated in collaboration with other brazilian architecture students (Lucas Donangello e Carolina Leite), who composes the contemplation about the architectural point of view and the architects role in the society transformation.
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