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Architecture and design as a professional practice and discipline is responsible for the construction of
habitable and functional spaces for the human person in all its dimensions, as a fact
Social is associated with a specific context and time, therefore it is expressed through technology and
the construction, and the possible consequences that the building has with its surroundings; so he
The architect's profession is based on the design and sustainable development of the building. The present
work focuses on relating the principles of social ethics proposed by Pope Francis,
in the encyclical Laudato Si, to the practice of architecture, through an explanatory study
with contemporary documentary design applied.
The topic is pertinent because it addresses the concepts raised by the pope, from a technical perspective.
and professional, about fundamental topics such as ethics, ecology, and sustainability. The
The idea is to develop four research documents regarding the general dimensions of
design addressed in the encyclical; the first work regarding the categorization of the
design dimensions (environmental, urban, and architectural); a second work referring to the
environmental dimension, as a scenario for the life and integral development of the person in
society, where concepts of quality of life, energy consumption, security and
integral ecology; The third work focuses on urban design considering spatiality and
City, and means of transportation; and lastly, relate a section to architecture and
habitability, as referred to in the papal text.
Among the expected results is validating that Pope Francis' proposal in the
Laudato Yes, outline action strategies that can be applied for design in different
scales, achieving this through the theoretical contrast between authors and the relationship between indicators
on sustainability, to verify that the papal text is current and timely, and therefore
relevant as a reference for design, taking its postulates to other frontiers and
interpretations, beyond the theological, philosophical, and sociological ones. It is at this point where
It finds, therefore, the greatest contribution of the project to the design exercise at all its scales; and
therefore applicable and replicable in classes, courses, and workshops on architecture, urban planning, and ethics.

Key findings

It focuses on a bibliographic review of Laudato Si, as a document and proposal of the ecclesial magisterium.
on sustainability and integral ecology, in order to provide technical feasibility by pointing out indicators, criteria and
aspects that can be applied to the design, in relation to the theoretical guidelines of confronted authors
with the postulates of the encyclical. Its character is innovative because the approach to it for the
study has been planned from philosophy, theology or social ecology, but not as an instrument that
establish design guidelines that can be executable and proposed as study material in courses and
urban design, architecture and social ethics workshops.
Effective start/end date5/5/236/5/25


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