In 4 Days, 100 Volunteers Used Mud and Reeds To Build This Community Center in Mexico

© Pedro Bravo, Sofia Hernández, Francisco Martínez

Developed by architects from in Barranca de Huentitán, Guadalajara, Mexico, this new building for the Mexican Institute for Community Development (IMDEC) was built in just four days with the help of 100 volunteers.

The new facility includes both housing and meeting space, and was constructed using local building techniques and materials. Built with a concrete base, the walls were made using bahareque (reed frames and mud) and woven reed lattices that cover most of the building’s exterior.

Learn more about the construction process after the break.

“Cube 2” Office Tower / Estudio Carme Pinós

© Jordi Bernadó

Architects: Estudio Carme Pinós
Location: Paseo Royal Country 4596, 45136 , Jal.,
Architect In Charge: Carme Pinós
Area: 17500.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Jordi Bernadó

Terrace-House in El Limón / Villar Watty Arquitectos

© Diego Serratos

Architects: Villar Watty Arquitectos
Location: Jalisco,
Project Architects: Gerardo Villar Watty y Alberto Villar Watty
Design Team: Daniel Villanueva, Paola García
Project Area: 263 sqm
Project Year: 2012
Photographs: Diego Serratos

House in Jalisco / Alfonso Farias Iglesias

© Carlos Diaz Corona

Architects: Alfonso Farias Iglesias
Location: , Jalisco,
Completion: 2011
Constructed area: 185 sqm
Photographs: Carlos Diaz Corona


Pilgrim Route Refuge / Luis Aldrete

Francisco Perez

Architects: Luis Aldrete
Location: ,
Project Team: Magui Peredo, Cynthia Mojica
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: Francisco Perez

Godoy House / Hernandez Silva Arquitectos

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Architect: Hernandez Silva Arquitectos
Location: , , Mexico
Project Team: Arq. Jorge Luis Hernandez Silva, Arq. Francisco Guiterrez P., Arq. Diana Quiroz Chavez, Arq. Belen Aldapa Orozco
Project Year: 2007
Photographs: Carlos Diaz Corona

Casa Arenas / AD11

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Architects: AD11 / Margarita Peredo Arenas, Salvador Macias Corona, Francisco Gutiérrez Peregrina
Location: ,
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 200 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of AD11

Lookout Point Espinazo del Diablo / HHF architects

© Iwan Baan

Architects: HHF architects
Location: ,
Project team: Tilo Herlach, Simon Hartmann, Simon Frommenwiler, Alexa den Hartog, Janna Jessen
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: Iwan Baan

Lucke Orozco House / Hernandez Silva Arquitectos

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Architects: Hernandez Silva Arquitectos – Jorge Luis Hernández Silva
Location: Guadalajara, , Mexico
Project Team: Andrea Assad, Alejandro Aponte, Mauricio Hurtado, Roberto Peña, Sofia Preciado, Hector Mendoza
Project year: 2006 – 2008
Photographs: Carlos Díaz Corona