Apán, is a undertaking a part of a grasp plan known as “Laboratory of Analysis and Sensible Experimentation of Housing INFONAVIT” contains 32 experimental prototipes of rural housing of the Analysis Heart for Sustainable Improvement.
The target of the undertaking was to construct a home in a rural context that met the traits of a good dwelling and glad the wants of customers. In the identical approach, the undertaking departs from the evaluation of the positioning on the city of Zaragoza, Coahuila with a selected goal of reaching a whole adaptability of the housing prototype to the positioning. Its location and proximity to the town of Piedras Negras generates a specific social context because of its reference to the USA. The inhabitants of this locality current a robust aspiration to the American lifestyle that was mirrored within the buildings of the localities. Alternatively, Zaragoza has an excessive local weather, however with a presence of humidity as a result of San Antonio River, which is a slope of the Rio Grande. As a consequence of this, the acequias could be appreciated within the completely different localities of the municipality.
We proposed the usage of an area constructing system primarily based on masonery with a cement – sand masking with dye. All undertaking partitions have a concrete layer to face up to the weather conditions of the native humidity. The roof system recovers the vernacular system of the agricultural homes, as does the normal rainwater drainage system.
The undertaking is predicated on two volumes dividing the personal from the general public and restoration components of this system of conventional structure, such because the porch. With the primary entrace going through south and providers concentrated to the north, we generate a facade with out home windows and the rear facade open to the panorama. A development scheme is proposed in line with the expansion of the variety of members. The system works by repeating the identical chamber module laterally. The undertaking contemplates a mezzanine peak of three.26m with the aim of dignifying rural housing by way of the creation of bigger areas.
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