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

15:00 - 9 May, 2015
© Pedro Bravo, Sofia Hernández, Francisco Martínez
© Pedro Bravo, Sofia Hernández, Francisco Martínez

Developed by architects from Colectivo bma 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. 

Construction Process. Image © Pedro Bravo, Sofia Hernández, Francisco Martínez © Pedro Bravo, Sofia Hernández, Francisco Martínez © Pedro Bravo, Sofia Hernández, Francisco Martínez © Pedro Bravo, Sofia Hernández, Francisco Martínez +53

“Cube 2” Office Tower / Estudio Carme Pinós

18:00 - 5 May, 2015
© Jordi Bernadó
© Jordi Bernadó

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