ANTNA’s ‘un cuarto mas’ housing expansion prototype in mexico aims to add a 16 sqm room, on the roof of social houses that currently have problems of overcrowding, as they originally have only one bedroom. as this is a construction proposed in wood, it seeks to explore this material from its structural aspect — insulation, light, and a logical building system. in addition to it, this prototype opens a research around the potential of this resource to activate a sustainable economy in the country, which with the correct use of its forests and jungles, new local economies can be detonated, as well as schemes that can focus on housing crisis, unemployment, and social marginalization.

ANTNA’s ‘housing expansion prototype’ aims to add a 16 sqm room on the roof of social houses



mexican based studio ANTNA designs a wooden structure composed of a system of structural frames that join with an assembled grid of beams that support the roof. an arrangement of sliding doors in the lateral facade allows a natural crossed ventilation, that apart from lowering the temperature, promotes an opening of the interior to the urban set.

social housing currently has problems of overcrowding, as they originally have only one bedroom

a wooden structure that joins with an assembled grid of beams that support the roof

the project seeks to explore wood from its structural aspect

structural arrangement lowers the interior temperature and promotes an opening to the urban set

this prototype opens a research around the schemes that can focus on housing crisis and social marginalization

‘un cuarto mas’ housing expansion prototype

assembly and placement of prefabricated walls

assembly and placement of roof

floor plan




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