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Jalisco

Jalisco, Mexico: Prototype for INFONAVIT, by ZD+A and Iñaki Echeverría

16:00 - 14 October, 2017
Jalisco, Mexico: Prototype for INFONAVIT, by ZD+A and Iñaki Echeverría, Cortesía de ZD+A
Cortesía de ZD+A

The exercise, “from territory to inhabitant”, organized by the Centre of Investigation for Sustainable Development (CIDS) of Infonavit, seeks to respond to the diverse cultural, social, environmental, spatial and functional needs of different localities and bioclimates in finding assisted self-build housing solutions. The main objective of this investigation is to establish the legal, conceptual and architectonic processes that can be used to create these types of houses. 

In their next project, CIDS invited the Mexican studio ZD+A to collaborate with Iñaki Echeverría to make a proposal for a social housing prototype for assisted self-build with the municipality of Tala in Jalisco, Mexico.

House in Mexico / Peter Pichler Architecture

13:00 - 8 July, 2016
House in Mexico  / Peter Pichler Architecture, © Oscar Hernandez
© Oscar Hernandez

© Oscar Hernandez © Oscar Hernandez © Oscar Hernandez © Oscar Hernandez + 17

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

15:00 - 9 May, 2015
In 4 Days, 100 Volunteers Used Mud and Reeds To Build This Community Center in Mexico, © 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
“Cube 2” Office Tower  / Estudio Carme Pinós, © Jordi Bernadó
© Jordi Bernadó

© Jordi Bernadó © Jordi Bernadó © Jordi Bernadó © Jordi Bernadó + 30

  • Architects

  • Location

    Paseo Royal Country 4596, 45136 Zapopan, Jal., Mexico
  • Author Architect

    Carme Pinós
  • Architect in charge

    Juan Antonio Andreu
  • Area

    14800.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014