PROGRAM  Housing
STATUS  Competition ★ Honorable Mention
TYPOLOGY  Architecture 
TEAM +Ken Sei Fong
DATE  2015

“The habitat of a species is where it lives, where it is, the real physical space where it moves, interacts, feeds, and reproduces. Thus, the habitat of a certain organism can be the Amazon jungle or the eastern forest of North America, but also the inside of a rotten log or simply the intestine of the termites that live there. It is, therefore, a palpable space that many different types of organisms can naturally inhabit. The ecological niche, on the other hand, is the profession or specialty that a certain species has in its habitat, in what way it uses the physical and biological environmental factors that surround it to develop all its vital activities; therefore, it is not a concrete space, but an abstraction that encompasses all the factors that make it possible to find that species in that habitat. Finally, ecosystems are not completely uniform habitats but rather contain a variety of microhabitats, each hosting a particular set of organisms. In a forest, for example, there are a series of microhabitats arranged in a stratified fashion, from the tops of tall trees to the topsoil and topsoil, through low trees, shrubs, bushes, grasses, grasses, and mosses. Light, humidity, temperature, substrate, and other factors vary from one microhabitat to another. Some animals only move in one of these strata. In contrast, others use several simultaneously for their different activities, and those of a third group use different microhabitats in different life cycle phases.” Ocean Encyclopedia of Ecology    +598(0)94540574   Montevideo, Uruguay