SOCIAL HOUSING FOR A RURAL COMMUNITY

SOCIAL HOUSING FOR A RURAL COMMUNITY

Architect
HDA: Hector Delmar Arquitectura

M N ARQUITECTURA
Location
Pinotepa Nacional, Oaxaca, Mexico | View Map
Project Year
2019
Category
Private Houses
Jaime Navarro

SOCIAL HOUSING FOR A RURAL COMMUNITY

HDA: Hector Delmar Arquitectura as Architects

The client requested the design of a typical house to be replicable for 38 farmer families in a village not far from Pinotepa Nacional, Oaxaca. The project was a collaboration between architects and community. A meeting with the families was held where they where asked to draw their dream house. We used this information to  define the common requirements. Due to this information the design responds to weather needs, site topography an the way of living of the community.

 

The final project has two pitched-roof volumes, one with the public spaces and the other with two bedrooms. The main facades are perforated allowing cross ventilation, reducing heat gain inside and filtering light. The pitched roof helps to exhaust heat and reduce humidity issues in this hot-humid climate with constant rains.

 

The void between both buildings is an open semi-private space which compliments the architectural brief: a roofed open area for cooking and eating, a bathroom which can be used simultaneously by three people and an un-paved area where harvesting fruits and vegetables, or farming animals such as hens and piggs is possible.  The materials where chosen due to availability and price rates. The white paint scatters sunlight, reducing albedo, it is mixed with a waterpfroof  product.

 

Material Used:

1. Novaceramic – Brick Construction and façade- Multex 12/12

2. Covintec – Slab – Prefabricated Polystiren Slab

3. Cemex - mortar

Project Credits
Product Spec Sheet

ElementBrand
MortarCEMEX
Brick Construction and façade- Multex 12/12Novaceramic
Product Spec Sheet
Mortar
by CEMEX
Brick Construction and façade- Multex 12/12
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