Buildings with Instincts are a more Human Architecture | Wilfredo Méndez Vázquez | TEDxUPRM

In this talk Wilfredo presents the idea that buildings should adapt to their surrounding environment. He draws inspiration and examples from nature and presents building concepts that adapt to rain, earthquakes, and temperature.

Wilfredo Mendez Vazquez is a lecturer and researcher at the School of Architecture of the Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico. He’s the founding director of Biotectonica Research and Design Studio whose projects have been featured in many international and local publications including FX Design Magazine (UK), Archi-Ninja (AUS), the Journal of Structural Engineering, and CienciaPR. Mendez was among the selected speakers of this year Architecture and Resilience on the Human Scale International Conference at the University of Sheffield, UK.

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