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Elena Larriba Andaluz

MA work


The project proposes a new way to ascend and descend buildings in our increasingly vertical cities. Bridging the gap between the stair and the lift, this new typology will allow people to navigate a building using their bodies. Taking inspiration from bikes, this system is powered by continuous cyclical movement. On one side, this will give stakeholders a more efficient and sustainable option to ascend. On the other, variable energy selection accommodates to people of varied ages and abilities while creating a personalized experience. This new urban vertical transport system reintroduces a sense of community and flow that currently is exclusive of the urban ground plane


  • MA Degree


    School of Design


    MA Innovation Design Engineering, 2017

  • I am a London based qualified architect working at the intersection between art, science and design. My curiosity leads me to investigate new concepts, technologies, and techniques which I blend together in novel experiments merging engineering, design, and craft.

    I have studied in the US, China, UK and Spain and I have been working across different architectural practices around the world, from local to international firms.

  • Degrees

  • MA Architecture, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, 2012