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. From the architects:
The project was developed from the need for facilities to receive and lodge participants of the multiple conventions and workshops held by IMDEC in its CEDE venue, which at the time hosted events in a large, multipurpose cabin by the canyon. The main goal of the project was to facilitate the participation of members from distant communities by providing accommodation and means to interact for longer periods of time.
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