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Title : Insular Nomad
Author : Jose Carlo Bolaños Padilla
Nationality : Costa Rican
Year : 2021
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Biography : Jose Carlo Bolaños Padilla is an architect at OPB Arquitectos (Costa Rica). He graduated from the University of Costa Rica with a degree in Architecture in 2020. After graduation, he became finalist of the 5th annual Inspireli Awards competition obtaining a place in the Jury and Board of Advisors for the next year’s competitions. Before his current occupation, he worked as an architect at Alianz Estudio, and landscape designer at the General Services Office (OSG) of the University of Costa Rica.
Type : Nominee , sea
Scale : XXL : Large installation
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Insular Nomad is a sustainable habitat created to diminish the human impact on the environment. The organism dwells in the ocean’s pelagic zone, area that favors a nomad displacement, as well as providing the resources required for its survival considering the ecosystem’s regeneration cycles. The project consists of 2 major components (island and nomad units) that enable the structure to behave as a collective or individual being. In the functional domain, it is composed of 3 systems (housing, energy-food production and human development) that guarantee the evolvement of life in the habitat.

Descriptive of Author : Biocenotic Habitat of Sustainable Life Cycles