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Arte Útil archive nr:

222

Initiator:

Torolab

Location:

Mexico

Category:

urban-development, social

Users:

Raúl Cárdenas Osuna, Marcela Guadiana Cardenas, Shijune Takeda Bernardo Gutierrez, Jorge Blancarte, Ana Martínez Ortega, Enrique Jiménez, Rodolfo Argote and artists, architects, scientists, enginers, writers, chefs, curators, designers, musicians and Dj’s), Ruido Blanco, Carmen Duran Ponce, and other 9 families

Maintained by:

Torolab

Certification:

implemented

Duration:

2002 - 2005

Torolab
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9 familias, Arquitectura de Emergencia

Description:

The small community of nine families in Lagunitas, Tijuana lived in neighborhoods and houses that lack basic infrastructure. Torolab acts as facilitator, working with the families through the process of designing their own homes. This project proposes an alternative model to both the families’ current situation and the surrounding suburban, gated developments that remain out of their reach.

Goals:

Be a support tool for revealing spaces of possibilities.

Beneficial Outcomes:

Providing new homes for families.

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