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Candelaria Low Cost Housing

Part 2 Project 2004
Diego Torres Torriti
Fernando Garcia-Huidobro Vergara
Nicolás Tugas Faundez
Mariia Pashenko
Pontifical Catholic University of Chile Santiago Chile
From the PREVI – Lima Research, five points:

01
Pedestrian and vehicle separation promotes development of community organization
02
A dwelling’s potential changes according to its location within the complex.
03
The initial dwelling is a support for a new image and uses.
04
Familiy groups are multiple and diverse, their evolutionary processes affect the dwelling growth.
05
The dwelling's growth around a patio ensures healthy living conditions.

The Candelaria Plains Project stands on this points and covers them on,
a 250 unit urban complex,
3 different dwelling types,
3 different building systems,
7 prefabricated components,
all subject of time and self-built intervention.

Diego Torres Torriti
Fernando Garcia-Huidobro Vergara
Nicolás Tugas Faundez
Mariia Pashenko


TIME IS THE ARCHITECT

On-site research of PREVI-Lima revealed the unfolding of events in the lives of the inhabitants and the impact of those in terms of building changes.

The following thesis emerged:
1.-structure (both in its abstract and its material sense) sets the rules of the game. It is stable.
2.-appearance (semblance of the project) is unstable and likely to change.

Thus, abdicating the control of appearance but reinforcing the logistics of structure, ideas for a versatile and urbane low cost housing were pursued. These are currently implemented within the framework of the Elemental low-cost housing programme.

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