Parque Humano a multidisciplinary practice based in Mexico City, focused on integrating architecture, landscape and art. The firm partners are Jorge Covarrubias (b 1969), graduated from Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City and Benjamin Gonzalez Henze (b 1965) in Mexico City and graduated from La Salle University in Mexico. The office is an open source system whose primary concerns is people and their needs. They try to find, through the sharing of knowledge and experience, the possibilities that architecture, design, art and urban space can offer to ordinary life. They are witnessing a situation in which never before has been so much abandonment of our natural landscape, they are experiencing the decline of agriculture and a highly fragmented occupation of the territory which has led to heavier landscape destruction and a difficulty of maintaining it in a natural way.
Their work is about finding new relationships between human coexistence and nature, projects that through its impact and experience generate respect for the natural world, spaces of thinking and living. They have always worked on building a relation between inside and outside, it is the exterior landscape which organizes our interior spaces. Working with nature is a way of working towards the understanding of our world. Another aspect that they find particularly interesting is the way they register the concept of time. Turning space into time is a primary feature in all projects, seeing reality as it changes and time as it goes by. They continuously try to materialize light in an attempt to sense time – an important emotional quality. Their objective is to combine a high-level interdisciplinary methodological process that combines technical support, architectural design and art, recognizing the contributions of these disciplines to the idea of a territorial rebalancing project, which ultimately is what configures our landscape, and ensures a quality of the environment.
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