Rural Housing Prototype
In colaboration with Comunal Taller de Arquitectura
Location: Motul, Mexico.
We were invited by INFONAVIT (Mexican federal Institution for Social worker’s housing) to design a rural housing prototype for the Municipality of Motul, Yucatan. The architectonic proposal is the result of the research realized from our team in the municipality of Motul. During this research process, we had the chance to interview twenty families to know the history of their houses, dynamics of familiar growth, spatial functionality, vernacular materials and construction systems. Also, we measured and documented all the visited houses to analyze and come up with a diagnosis that would allow us to understand the way of life of the local families. The project divides the program in 3 modules: Living space, service space and open spaces like the traditional disposition of the vernacular Mayan House.
The house was also designed to take in to account the progressive growth in the family members; this is why it can grow in a modular way. The prototype can also adapt to different plots or orientations because it has cross ventilation and natural light from all directions. The construction system of the roof is inspired in the vernacular palm roofs of the Mayan House and the walls are a standardized cement block which became very affordable and popular in this region
Lazbent Pavel Escobedo Amaral
Andres Soliz Paz
Hiroshi Ando Ponce De Leon
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