Urban Andes

Design-led explorations to tackle climate change

Edited by Basil Descheemaeker and Viviana d’Auria and Ward Verbakel

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First volume in the new series LAP <Landscape and Architecture Projections>- an innovative series on architecture, urbanism, and landscape

Climate change in the Andes is affecting the relation between urban development and the landscape. Design-led explorations are reframing landscape logics and urbanisation patterns within the Cachi River Basin of Ayacucho, Peru. A co-production of students, researchers and designers, the book suggests alternative futures, crossing scales of landscape systems to new settlement typologies.

Urban Andes marks the start of the new series LAP on innovative design research in architecture, urbanism, and landscape. It is the result of a two-year collaboration (2018–2020), initiated by the CCA in cooperation with KU Leuven and various partners, including local organisations and the VLIR-UOS.

Contributors: Basil Descheemaeker (KU Leuven / UCL-LOCI), Ward Verbakel (KU Leuven), Viviana d’Auria (KU Leuven), Margarita Macera Carnero (KU Leuven), Monica Rivera Muñoz (KU Leuven), Louise Blancquaert (KU Leuven), Elisabeth De Clerq (KU Leuven), Thomas Hawer (KU Leuven), Willem Hubrechts (KU Leuven), Sigrid Vangeneugden (KU Leuven), Bruno De Meulder (KU Leuven), Bram Willems (CCA).

This publication is GPRC-labeled (Guaranteed Peer-Reviewed Content).

Format: Edited volume - paperback

Size: 240 × 170 mm

180 pages

Illustrated in full colour

ISBN: 9789462703353

Publication: August 16, 2022

Series: LAP 1

Languages: English

Basil Descheemaeker is a Brussels-based architect and landscape designer, and guest lecturer at UCL-LOCI.
Viviana d’Auria is an associate professor in international urbanism at KU Leuven and co-head of the Urban Design, Urbanism, Landscape and Planning division.
Ward Verbakel is partner at plusoffice architects, guest professor at KU Leuven, and member of the artistic board of A+ architecture.