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.
1. Novaceramic – Brick Construction and façade- Multex 12/12
2. Covintec – Slab – Prefabricated Polystiren Slab
3. Cemex - mortar