Our architecture studio Los Pies en la Tierra® works for people who want to live or set up a business in rural areas, whether secluded in the mountains or in a small town.
For many years I enjoyed living in the center of Granada and Alicante. Living in a town seemed unthinkable, boring and lacking opportunities.
But I decided to do my final year project around the rehabilitation of some old bronze factories in my father’s town, in the Sierra de Alcaraz. Through these mountains I met young people who wanted to start up many projects, rural people who, like me, had left the town to study and came back with the energy to invent a thousand things.
In a turn of events I was hooked to this life, where it is possible to contribute because there is much to do, where I began to see embodied in reality the ideas that had worked so many years on paper.
(NUESTRA MISIÓN, BEYOND ARCHITECTURE)
In “Los pies en la Tierra” we have an alternative vision for the future of the Rural World. We imagine landscapes full of life. Beyond agriculture and livestock, creative professions, innovative business, artists and researchers will flood rural landscapes.
We want to be part of the decisions that are made about what the new rurality is and how it can be, we want to make proposals to lead our future and we do it with “our feet on the ground”, because we live in a town and we know, first hand, the pros and cons of this life.
This company is a grain of sand to reverse rural depopulation. We want to put on the table the wonders of living in the rural world (but also the difficulties!) And do it simply and easily to those who want to come and visit us (because surely many of you will end up staying)
Statistics say that by 2050, 7 out of 10 people in the world will live in cities. I am going to be one of the other 3, of those who are lucky enough to live in the Rural World.
IRT SOLUCIONES CONSTRUCTIVAS
ANA CANO FOTOGRAFÍA
GEMA GONZÁLEZ BADILLO
JOSÉ ANTONIO BALMORI
MANUEL VILLAR JIMÉNEZ
ISABEL GONZÁLEZ CÓZAR