Tropi-Co-Re Housing: an architectural prototype for low-income urban expansion in tropical climates, by SUMA Arquitectos

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SUMA Arquitectos
26 May to 25 November 2018, 10am – 6pm The Giardini is closed Mondays
The Venice International Architecture Biennale. Giardini. Venice. Italy

Nilson Ariel Espino, Miguel Espino, Valeria Lalinde, Cesar Cheng SUMA Arquitectos

SUMA Arquitectos. Founded in 2004, SUMA arquitectos is headquartered in Panama City, offering comprehensive services in architecture, restoration, urban planning, landscape architecture and brand and interior design for individual, corporate and institutional clients in a variety of scales and programs.

Nilson Ariel Espino founded SUMA Arquitectos in 2004, and is the general manager of the company. Ariel obtained a degree in architecture from the Santa María La Antigua Catholic University (Panama), a master's degree in urban planning from the University of Arizona (USA) and a doctorate in social and cultural anthropology from Rice University (USA). He has worked as an urban planner in the US and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners. He was also director of the Panama Old Town Office between 2004 and 2009. Currently, he is an adjunct professor at the School of Urbanism of McGill University (Montreal, Canada) and director of the Forum and urban observatory of Panama, based in Catholic University. Ariel is a renowned researcher and author, and has published numerous works on urbanism and architecture in Panama and internationally. In 2015, he published the book "Building the Inclusive City" (Building the Inclusive City) with the British publisher Routledge.

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