elemental architecture: 'las anacuas' monterrey, mexico
 
elemental architecture: 'las anacuas' monterrey, mexico
aug 19, 2009

elemental architecture: 'las anacuas' monterrey, mexico

‘las anacuas’ in monterrey, mexico – social housing all photos © ramiro ramirez image courtesy elemental architecture

 

 

 

we have just received images of chilean firm elemental architecture‘s project ‘las anacuas’ in monterrey, mexico. they were commissioned by the government of nueva leon, mexico to design 70 units in a middle class neignborhood in santa catrina. the social housing project consists of a continuous three story building in whose section contains a superimposed single apartment (first level) with a two story unit (second and third level). both units are designed to facilitate the technical and economical living standard of the middle class.

 

given that almost 50% of the square footage of the development will be ‘self-built,’ this building is porous so future growth occurs within its structure. the continuous roof cover proposed over the volumes and voids protects the addition zones from rain and assures a definitive profile of the building to the public space. the project is currently under construction and is due to be completed this year.

elemental architecture: 'las anacuas' monterrey, mexico ‘las anacuas’ in monterrey, mexico – construction

elemental architecture: 'las anacuas' monterrey, mexico ‘las anacuas’ in monterrey, mexico – construction

elemental architecture: 'las anacuas' monterrey, mexico ‘las anacuas’ in monterrey, mexico – rendering

elemental architecture: 'las anacuas' monterrey, mexico ‘las anacuas’ in monterrey, mexico – rendering

elemental architecture: 'las anacuas' monterrey, mexico ‘las anacuas’ in monterrey, mexico – site plan

  • ratoneras las anacuas monterrey porca miseria de casas y a precios exorbitantes que abuso para la gente que con tal de tener su casita propia le venden un rincon haciendole creer que es lo moderno y funcionala donde vamos a parar con estos abusos

    munoz
  • alejandro aravena rules ! fuck design

    gert
  • this is the example of the Copy /Paste in Architecture

    the place do not rules?

    is the governated money!!!!!!

    better is architecture without architect

    Daguerressarq Francisco J Carrasco
  • It is nice that there is floor through ventilation and natural lighting; My apartment is more like the back-to-backs design of the industrialization, giving as much view to rural nostalgics as possible, till across the street.
    There is no easy access to door bell and mail box.
    The are no security bars on the first floor windows, and soon the setlers will be looking for it in the local market. It could be an effort for homogenious design on the whole project.
    I disagree when it is thought to encourage self-building, because there is no yard within walls. It could gather junk, like buckets and other carried tools. Also expect clothes hanging and vases for plants.
    There was no attemp to create local facilities, as it is hard for everyone to imagine any profit being made, and the standing-by shops are broken into for playing, hiding, throwing garbage and even toilet.
    I belive they suit the ensuranced people, considering they have lots of children, few toilets and rooms, but they keep them scared and in control when inside and let them be when outside. Sad though.

    Rui
  • Darío Elizondo wrote in Spanish and being in an english site here is the translation:

    Social housing apearance is not important, every government should provide it, regardless of the design.

    Is not it easy to criticize without learning the basis of this project.

    The main reazon for this project is the ensured, who will get a home, regarthless of the inspiration or the shape.

    That is the point of social housing.

    Rui
  • La vivienda social es importante sea como sea, es un servicio que cualquier gobierno debe ofrecer independientemente de las características arquitectónicas.

    Qué fácil es hacer una critica sin saber el verdadero proceso que llevó a la construcción de este proyecto.

    Lo más importante de éste proyecto son las personas que van a habitar estas viviendas, independientemente de dónde haya salido el diseño o si tienen determinada forma.

    De ahí viene y se remarca “vivienda social”.

    Darío Elizondo
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