Due to the public housing policy that exists in Mexico and the regulations issued by CONAVI in February 2016, where government support is denied to build with traditional construction materials and systems, the first housing exercise was not approved to be replicated.

Against this background, we decided, together with the Union of Cooperatives "Tosepan Titataniske", to carry out a second housing exercise that did not use bamboo in a structural manner so that it could be approved and subsidized.

The project was authorized by the National Housing Commission (CONAVI) in November 2016 and was awarded by the same body with a silver medal in the First National Rural Housing Contest.

Currently, the project allowed us to enter into a dialogue with CONAVI and establish a work team focused on initiating public policy and the recognition of traditional construction systems.

Location: Tepetzintan, Sierra Norte de Puebla
Community process: 2016
Date of construction: August 2016
Authors: Comunal
Engineering: Abraham Aragón Vásquez
Anchoring: Cooperativa Tosepan Titataniske
Collaborators: Cooperativa Tosepan Titataniske / OJtat / Iván Martínez
Acknowledgments: Silver medal in the first National Rural Housing Contest organized by the National Housing Commission (CONAVI) 2016
Photographs: Onnis Luque

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