Almudena Ribot has been a tenured professor in the Department of Architectural Projects at ETSAM and has co-directed her own architecture studio since 1990. Her interests focus on three interrelated fields: industrialization, personalization, and social, economic and environmental sustainability. This means the priority in systematization and construction as project languages and the use of industrialized systems and customizable solutions; This has led to the Cuatro50 project since 2007, an industrialized housing system. In 2009 he founded and co-directs the CoLaboratory Group: Manufacturing, Prototypes and Collaboration. Since then his work, pedagogy and research have followed this line.
Re-thinking urban obsolescence Diego García-Setién, Enrique Espinosa, Begoña de Abajo, Almudena Ribot / CoLaboratorio PostDomestiCity is an inquiry and speculative exercise into the conditions of obsolescence in the post-industrial city, from a contemporary perspective. Working with three paradigmatic cases that were conceived from industrial logics—the Packard plant in Detroit, Lima’s PREVI neighbourhood, and theGrand’Mare complex in Rouen—, we explore alternative ways of reusing, reprogramming, and redensifying the built environment as alternatives to demolition. Relevant voices in the field of architecture share their approaches and visions of the future for the pre-existing city, helping us imagine post-domesticity in the current climate crisis and socio-technological context. PostDomestiCity, along with Open Building 2.0 (CoLab, 2018) and OpenCity (Actar, 2020), forms another trilogy by CoLaboratorio, approaching and understanding architecture as a resilient support with enormous transformative potential over time. With Contributions of Anne Lacaton, Marina Otero, Ippolito Pestellini, Duplex Architects, Lacol, Antonio Vázquez de Castro, Carmen Espegel, Luis