Luis Hernando Lozano-Paredes

Luis Lozano-Paredes is currently a student seeking a Diploma of Architecture and Urban Planning at Belgrano University in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Born in Colombia in 1987, he grew between the cities of Bogotá and Santiago de Cali, and then moved to Argentina in 2006. There, he finished the Common Basic Cycle of Architecture, Design, and Urbanism at the University of Buenos Aires before pursuing studies in Landscape Design at the same Institution. Inspired by the Urban Transformation of Bogotá in the past decades, his interests evolved from Landscape Architecture to his current passion; Urban Planning, Policy Making, and Sustainable Development. He plans to continue his studies in Urban Planning and Sustainability in Canada, Chile, or the U.S.; but for the moment he currently works as a Graduate Research Assistant at the Center of Metropolitan Transport Studies of the University of Buenos Aires and is a Member of the Observatory of Urban Sustainability at Belgrano University. Luis’ main interests lay within the study of Smart Cities, Urban Sustainable Development, and Social Architecture in Latin America.

Enhancing Creativity: Ethics and Excellence are the Ways of Architecture

by Luis Hernando Lozano-Paredes

Ethics and excellence are main values and goals an architect should pursue in their professional development. At least, this is the motto of the professors at the A+A Chair of Architecture and Urban Planning at the Unive... Read article

“The Architecture of Happiness” by Alain de Botton

by Luis Hernando Lozano-Paredes

In recent years the process of studying architecture and planning has changed substantially. More and more architectural schools (including my own in Argentina) have shifted from a theoretical education, oriented towards... Read article

Challenging Hierarchies: The Architecture of the National University of San Martín

by Luis Hernando Lozano-Paredes

Pierced, horizontal and without spatial hierarchies, the new building on the campus of the National University of San Martín is proposing a new research centre, with spaces that emphasize group work for scientists and ac... Read article

The ARQ awards in Buenos Aires, Argentina

by Luis Hernando Lozano-Paredes

The ARQ magazine Awards event is organized by the prestigious Journal of Architecture of the newspaper “Clarín” and the Argentine Federation of Organizations of Architecture (FADEA). The “DNA of national architecture”... Read article

The Case of the Puerto Roldán House: Paradoxical “New” Architecture

by Luis Hernando Lozano-Paredes

The Grand Prize for Architecture 2012, issued by FADEA (Argentine Federation of Organizations of Architects) and ARQ (the prestigious supplement by Clarin Architecture), has been awarded to the Puerto Roldán House in the... Read article

Buenos Aires' Popular Habitat Law Understood

by Luis Hernando Lozano-Paredes

Who’s afraid of the Buenos Aires’ new popular habitat act? The answer: everyone. The recently enacted law of the Buenos Aires province proposes a compact, dense, diverse, and accessible city, aiming to reorient the urba... Read article

The Preservation of the Mariani-Teruggi House: La Plata, Argentina

by Luis Hernando Lozano-Paredes

The destruction of this house located on 30th Street between 55th and 56th in the city of La Plata, Argentina is a testimony of the history of the country. The destruction of the Mariani-Teruggi House involved personn... Read article

Cultura Ambiental: A Paradigm Shift for the People of Buenos Aires

by Luis Hernando Lozano-Paredes

In 2010, Siemens and The Economist published the first reliable index ranking for green cities worldwide. Among many other indexes concerning this subject published in the past few years, this is the first one with a spe... Read article

Best in Heritage Conservation: Awards by the Argentinean Architects Association

by Luis Hernando Lozano-Paredes

Built Environment professionals, myself included, tend to focus on the latest trends concerning sustainability, smart growth, and recent technologies for construction. Many times we end up relegating historical pre... Read article

MACBA From the Inside: Insights From the Long Expected Buenos Aires' Museum of Contemporary Art

by Luis Hernando Lozano-Paredes

The glazed facade building stands in contrast with the neighborhood in which it is located, an odd urban landscape built on an authentic wasteland lot of San Juan Street near the Buenos Aires’ Museum of Modern Art. ... Read article

Cars as the New Cholesterol of Buenos Aires’ Veins

by Luis Hernando Lozano-Paredes

Buenos Aires has a saturated transportation system and, due to this factor, the population’s quality of life is on the decline. The main cause of this collapsing system is the disproportionate participation of the pr... Read article

Smart Cities Buenos Aires: IT, Entrepreneurship and University

by Luis Hernando Lozano-Paredes

Work has been done to create "smart communities," a concept which includes information technologies as indicators for future urban planning and development, but there is still some blurriness about what these transformat... Read article

Urban Airports in Buenos Aires: Are They Too Far? Too Close?

by Luis Hernando Lozano-Paredes

Like many global cities, Buenos Aires has more than one airport serving the transportation needs of its citizens. But the main international airport Ezeiza, located almost forty miles from the city center, lacks many of ... Read article