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FROM THE TERRITORY TO THE INHABITANT

The project was convened by the Research Center for Sustainable Development (CIDS) of INFONAVIT, where 90 offices invited by the Institute participated. The objective of the project was to make a housing proposal for people with incomes of less than five minimum wages in rural areas.

In conjunction with the Escobedo Solíz office, we approached the project based on the research of the assigned site: Motul, Yucatán. To propose a project consistent with the social, environmental and economic context of the place, we visited the seven police stations of the municipality with the objective of identifying the uses and customs of the inhabitants, the territorial management in the area, the dynamics and the family structure, the operation of the Mayan site, housing typologies and the evolution of traditional vernacular housing.

The proposal takes up the basic concepts identified in the Mayan house as progressivity, productive housing, exterior life, spatial versatility, extended family and territory, as well as traditional construction materials and systems.

Location: Motul, Yucatán
Research: November 2016
Project: January 2016
Current status: Delivered
Authors: Escobedo Solíz + Comunal
Collaborators: Onnis Luque Rodríguez
Photographs: Onnis Luque

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