Reflexiones Rubi y La Rieira, July 2000.
Title: Reflexiones Arquitectonicas
Project: Rubi y La Rieira
Design Team: Matt Fajkus, AIA, John Ross
Part urban design project and part detailed building design, the theoretical Rubi project by Fajkus and Ross was published in an academic architecture journal (Reflexiones Arquitectonicas) in Barcelona. Rubi exists as a small urban fabric split by a dry riverbed which allows for annual flooding. A school of water science / research facility was chosen as the program and executed to remedy the detrimental effect of the riverbed (la riera) upon pedestrian mobility from one side to the other.