The designed by Kiltro Polaris (Víctor Ebergenyi, MCH 2011 participant) and JC Arquitectura has received an Honorable Mention in the Category of Social Housing, in the 3rd National Biennial of Young Architects of Mexico. Project of Progressive Rural Housing of Assisted Self-production, "The Growing House".
From MCH we would like to congratulate Víctor Ebergenyi and his partners again for this new success.
For more projects like this one!
In words of the architects: "One of the premises stipulated for this Assisted Self-Produced Rural Progressive House is that it should remain in the category of affordable housing and be subject to federal funding. The main plan of the house contemplates a concrete terrace on which a reticular concrete structure unfolds. One part of the structure contains the main housing services¾toilet, kitchen, living-dining room, and bedroom¾while the other allows for immediate growth. Just as in vernacular architecture, the growth of the dwelling is meant to be achieved with the resources of the resident, without jeopardizing the integrity of the property or that of its dwellers.
The idea behind this Assisted Self-Produced Rural Progressive House is that, with due time and growth, this primeval cell becomes only a nice reminder of the seed that allowed for that growing."
The Master of Advanced Studies in Collective Housing is a professional and international postgraduate programme that is developed on a full-time basis, dealing with advanced architectural design in the city and housing. It is designed and taught jointly by the Polytechnic University of Madrid (UPM) and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH).
All vacancies for MCH2020 have been booked. The admission period for MCH2021 opens in February 2020, and it will remain so till 31.12.2020 or until vacancies are filled. The MCH2021 will have two groups, so first participants inscribed will have priority to choose their favourite workshop leaders.