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The Manual of Earth Block Architecture : Constructing the Architecture of Remittance in Rural Mexico

Part 2 Project 2018
Tonia Chi
Columbia University New York City USA
This project explores the socio-spatial outcomes of remittance flows between the United States and rural Mexico. As vernacular landscapes become ensconced in concrete reproductions of American houses, ideologies, and lifestyles, The Manual of Earth Block Architecture, written and illustrated for migrant families, proposes a set of design principles and a method of earthen construction that allows for inventive, individualized adaptations emblematic of the cultural hybridization between Mexican and American landscapes.
Tonia Chi


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