Mud, reeds and community

8 January 2016 ● less than 1 min read ● 1 image
Mud, reeds and community

My last project in Mexico before moving to Japan. This is the most rewarding work I've done and it made the perfect goodbye memory for me and my family. ( you can see the three of us in one of the photos the day before our flight )

Designed to be builded with the help of 100 volunteers in 2 days. The project is part of a program to lodge people from distant communities during workshops about traditional construction techniques and sustainability.
The success of this project can only be claimed by the way the community appropriated it, people immediately took control and decided how to used it and take care of it. - originally designed to lodge 20 hosts 60, camping roof terrace overlooking the canyon... !
It was an great learning experience ! The project has being improving since and new additions have appeared...

english:
http://www.archdaily.com/628163/in-4-days-100-volunteers-used-mud-and-reeds-to-build-this-community-center-in-mexico
español:
http://www.plataformaarquitectura.cl/cl/762081/guadalajara-mexico-un-edificio-comunitario-de-muros-de-bahareque-y-celosia-de-carrizo

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Francisco Martínez

I'm an architect in Tokyo, Japan

Enjoying countryside living and handcrafting woodwork. Looking forward to co-workshop, collaborations and new friends at Patio.workshop.

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