ale girá | hyperirrealism & realism‑s |

diffjustdiff | experimental ‑ thinking |

| urban ‑ engitecture |

| sustainable architecture + urban planning + engineering |

... for the future ( and for the present )


(@- + i- | ab- + diff- | future- + inner- | another- + new-) realism‑s 

| AI digital ‑ sketching

[in process … soon available]

by ale gi

r‑evolution …

To situate (us) and put (us) a bit in the context of the present, I consider that we are in what I call the era of ‘r‑evolution’. It is no longer a question of ‘revolution’, understood as a process of ‘totalitarian’ change from ‘one’ reality to ‘another’. Rather, we are immersed in the era of constant evolution at all scales, levels and sizes, which, in short, makes up a panorama in a permanent state of change, of search, of ‘r‑evolution’.

My intention with the series ‘realism‑s ™’ is not to carry out a thoughtful work, or a historically documented exposition. ‘realism-s ™’ is a continuation of my previous publication entitled ‘Hyperirrealism’, which contains the ideas that drive all my work, including this one.

I believe that architecture is saturated with intellectualism, with the need for models/references from/to the past and with arguments that help little or nothing to solve the real problems we face.

Furthermore, I am more interested (and I think they are examples of a more advanced mentality than architecture) in the way in which other arts are produced, manifested and appropriated by their recipients, such as music, literature, plastic arts, and even the scenic ones. In them, the freedom of creation and its meanings are not controlled in the way that architecture is. The reasons for this may be many, but I believe that architecture education and many political and economic interests sustain this ‘status quo’ of architecture in which creativity is hijacked by inherited ‘intellectualities’, ‘fears’ of what they will say, limiting ‘doctrines’, etc. (and many, far too many, economic and political interests).

For these reasons I present this publication in a fundamentally graphic, ab-referential and voluntarily ‘light’ way. I do not intend with it to satisfy any critical group, or any of the previously mentioned interests.

Voluntarily, the chapters that follow reflect and simulate a succession of ‘posts’, entries, the way in which information is currently disseminated and acquired on social networks.

The purpose of this work is that of trying to be helpful (in some way) to solve the serious problems that we are currently facing in the urban and architectural conception with respect to the quality and sustainability in urban environments.


| digital ‑ sketching

by ale gi

Do you think urban planning & architecture could help improving sustainability, mobility, safety and general living conditions for all?

… landscapes of chance

Before it becomes a reality, it is a project; Before, a thought; Before, an idea; Before, a possibility; Before, a hunch; Before, a chance; Before, it is a reality.

Would building another type of city be possible?

I believe yes!, by joining Engineering, Urban Planning and Architecture together to build Macro-cities.

Would reducing pollution drastically while improving living conditions be possible?

I believe yes!, by building more efficient geometric Urban environments.

Would guarantying structural stability despite high raise building be possible?

I believe yes!, macro-structures reduce slenderness drastically, what means much more stability and security.

Would facilitating transportation and mobility at different heights be possible?

I believe yes!, macro-structures also favor and permit communications at different levels.

Would offering multiple escape alternatives in emergency cases be possible?

I believe yes!, macro-structures’ horizontal communications at different heights also allow multiple escape options.

Would freeing the ground level for its use as public space be possible?

I believe yes!, macro-structures may have distant support points, which allows an almost full release of the ground level.

Would having good lightning, ventilation and sight qualities for all be possible?

I believe yes!, at the same time, macro-structures may offer good quality for lightning, ventilation and sight conditions.

Would generating community feeling be possible?

I believe yes!, another good point of macro-structures consequences.

Do you think building more humane and ecologic Urban Environments would be possible? … I do.

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_diffjustdiff, a statement

At diffjustdiff we always ask ourselves how can we contribute to the real sustainability: Is short-term thinking the way to reach that sustainability? How can we pave the way for sustainability towards a real common good? Are our buildings and cities offering good enough living conditions? Can ‘a different urban planning & architecture’ guarantee a long-term human (and humane) ecological living?

diffjustdiff has criticism and self-criticism as base tools in the process of troubleshooting. Criticism toward current shot-term systems in use gives diffjustdiff an external and independent point of view which allows its ideas and projects a wide span from their bases to the utmost prosperous and sustainable horizons. Self-criticism helps us not to end-up absorbed by day-by-day praxis, habits and uses typical in those short-term systems with no interest in the long term.

diffjustdiff offers an alternative view counting on solutions that are ambitious, but not because of that impossible.


diffjustdiff mission is conceiving, designing and developing architectural ideas of the city for the next future in line with the principles of sustainable architecture and urban planning through independent experimental thinking.

We don’t go after our profit; we act in the general interest.

We feel and firmly believe that offering a better alternative is our appointed duty.


diffjustdiff mission concretises through Creativity, Art, Culture and research. Experimentation is the pivoting point of diffjustdiff methodology, strenuous activity of research is a tenet, reiteration of the process is a way to achieve the best possible result.


diffjustdiff acts in line with principles of Efficiency, Safety, Sustainability, Integration, Identity, Life Quality Standards. Creative thinking supports the development of the ideas and our working ethics.

_Structure and organisation

diffjustdiff counts on a flexible structure of independent thinkers, coordinated by CEO & founder Ale Girá, who share passion for architecture and who collaborate and cooperate for the accomplishment of a common mission.

_Field of interest and spanning

diffjustdiff explores and interrogates the generation of a new architecture and urban planning for the 21st century. In order to achieve this, diffjustdiff develop their ideas through to two working approaches: theoretical and graphical / structural.

Our mission and vision thinking result in two methodologies, i.e., ‘dis-order’ and ‘digital sketching’.

‘dis-order [a fractal self]’ researches contemporary human mind architecture, using subjectivity as a way of finding new possibilities in individual and collective identities. Meanwhile, ‘new-order [a global self]’ presents a vision of the contemporary world from an objective (yet personal) point of view.

‘digital Sketching’ is geometric expression and a synthesis of contemporary human nature: architecture and urban ideas, designs and solutions to contemporary problems, validated by a structural behaviour study that confirms their feasibility and stability.

These two approaches to design become part of the actual world as a crystallization of the current historical moment where disorder and order produce on-going, fast and varying individual and collective (r)evolutions.

diffjustdiff focuses on the future rather than on the past, on freedom rather than on indoctrination. In our belief polarities such as theory and practice, dream and reality, innovations and applied technology and art and science, ought to come together to enable personal growth regardless of trends, fashions, established ideologies or moral structures.

_Current field of research

diffjustdiff basic (disruptive) idea is that buildings are obstacles that condition, limit and hinder us: both mobility in general and the quality of public spaces are directly affected by them in a very negative and permanent way. The solution I propose is to free the ground level by ‘elevation’. This simple idea also provides another series of additional advantages of great importance with respect to security, stability and quality of life conditions in general:

At present time (and since 2009) diffjustdiff mainly researches on the concept of macro-city.

diffjustdiff explores the actual possibilities in architecture and urban planning starting from simple issues such as building another type of city, drastically reducing pollution while improving living standards, guarantying structural stability despite considerable heights in high-raise building, fostering transportation and mobility at different heights, offering multiple escape alternatives in emergency cases, freeing the ground level for its use as public space, having good lightning, ventilation and sight qualities for everyone, generating community feeling. In brief:

  • improving structural stability
  • safety
  • free ground-level
  • green mobility (easy, economic, ecological)
  • more and better urban public-spaces
  • better and wider architectural living-conditions
  • social/community feeling/belonging
  • improving life quality standards
_ Application

diffjustdiff offers singular solutions for building al singular (e.g., housing, public spaces, offices, commerce premises, sport venues, stations, restaurant, furniture etc.); our designs are scalable and elastic, adaptable to different needs and actual resources. Creativity and innovation are our standard; quality is our ultimate purpose.

_Inspired by Nature

in diffjustdiff ‘s beliefs Nature is our first design teacher. In this way we create a nature-like environment, in order to make the user feel fully integrated with its natural origins and surroundings.

‘Building nature’ is the challenge for creation of new ways of living according to natural values in a harmonious relationship with our environment.

ale girá

ale gi

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ale gi, PhD Architect from the University of Seville, vocational architect since a very early age; he always believed in the importance of architecture as a generator of a big part of the reality we live in.

He attained his Degree in Architecture in Seville (Spain), and completed his studies in other countries and cities; before undertaking his studies in Architecture he attended in 1991-92 the Pre-University course in New Jersey (US). Later on, in 1996-97, he was awarded a scholarship within the ‘Erasmus’ exchange program which led him to the University of Venice (Italy), where he attended lessons given by Aldo Rossi.

Once he had completed his studies at the University of Seville, the Camuñas Foundation (Centre for Higher Education in Architecture) of Madrid (Spain) awarded him a scholarship in 2004-05 for a Master Degree in Virtual Architecture. The knowledge acquired there gave him the opportunity to achieve in 2008 a European Exchange ‘Leonardo’ scholarship, awarded by the Architectural Association of Architects of Seville, that took him to Hannover and Hamburg (Germany) where he worked with Professor Andreas Uffelmann.

In 2009-10 he attended the Master’s Degree of ‘Innovation in Architecture: Technology and Design’ at University of Seville (Spain) finishing those studies with honors. His unceasing research in architecture reached its highest point with his PhD lecture in 2012 at the Department of Structural Design of the Higher School of Architecture of the University of Seville (Spain) – where he achieved the qualification of Cum Laude -, being this a compendium of his works up to that date; the PhD brought him to teach Architecture and Urban Planning at the Southwest University of Science and Technology of Miangyang (China) in 2013, where he widened his thesis with new projects and writings.

In 2020, Oscar Riera Ojeda published his first book entitled ‘Hyperirrealism’, a compendium of 15 years of his previous production. Later on, he published a condensed new edition of ‘Hyperirrealism’ with its most notable content entitled ‘(@- + i-) realism-s’.

ale gi has continued to impulse his research and development, until a new books series entitled ‘realism-s’, supported by Artificial Intelligence and based on his previous work.


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