1. BAHÍA DE LAS ÁGUILAS ECO-TOURISTIC PARK. Ecotourism Design Strategies in Protected Areas.
Pedernales, Dominican Republic. 2006 ©.
BIOTIC ASPECTS | Existing Vegetation Sample
A. Aleli ‘Plumeria obtusa’ – Ico Abreu ©
B. Alpargata ‘Consolea moniliformis’ – Ricardo Valdez ©
C. Cayuco ‘Stenocereus fimbriatus’ – Ricardo Valdez ©
D. Bayahonda ‘Vachellia farnesiana’ – Ricardo Valdez ©
E. Te de playa ‘Borrichia arborescens’ – Ico Abreu ©
F. Melon espinoso ‘Melocactus pedernalensis’ – Ricardo Valdez ©
H. Uva de playa ‘Coccoloba uvifera’ – Ico Abreu ©
Ecological Features for the Architecture Development
In the study area, were identified the following types of vegetation:
Coastal vegetation, Beach and Dune Vegetation, Grassland, Low Thorn Forest and High Thorn Forest.
Image source: Red Caribeña de Urbanismo y Arquitectura (ReCUA), Architect Ico Abreu. 2006 ©
Bahia de las Aguilas, an inlet with a 7 km long beach, located in the southwest coast of the Dominican Republic in the province of Pedernales. It is situated 330 km from the capital, Santo Domingo.
“La Cueva” is a small village on the outskirts of the Jaragua N. P. that is located just after crossing “Cabo Rojo”, before the entrance to the park.
This town is made up of fishermen who have been installing with their families in small houses of poor conditions, constructed with zinc, concrete blocks, roofing cane and wood or in the same caves that have been occupied as homes to house more than one family.
Ricardo Briones Photography ©.
In general, this region has two areas of life, according to the classification of Tassaico (1967), based on Holdridge: subtropical dry forest, as is the case of Bahia de Las Aguilas and subtropical thorn scrub. However, within these two macroforms is a great diversity of plant associations. The flora and vegetation are specialized to adapt to drought conditions, lack of soil, salinity, wind speed, among other circumstances.
*Prosopis juliflora, Comunidad de Bayahonda.
2. NEW ACCESS FOR MONTJUÏC CEMENTERY. Barcelona, Spain. 2007 ©. *Project selected for the School of Biennial at the 5th European Biennial of Landscape Architecture. ETSAB, Barcelona, Spain. 2008.
3. RIVERSIDE PARK OF FAYÓN. Fayón, Zaragoza, Spain. 2008 ©.
4. PERI-URBAN ECOLOGICAL PARK OF REUS: Riera del Mas de Sostres. Reus, Tarragona. Catalunya, Spain. 2009 ©.
Residential Gardens. Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. 2009-2011 ©.