manuel cervantes estudio built this salazar social housing as a result of a research exercise aiming to improve assisted self-production of housing in rural mexico. the architects intended to provide a stable and energy-efficient residence for the workers of salazar community in today’s time of crisis.
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the research by manuel cervantes estudio, was carried out in collaboration with infovanit (institute of the national housing fund for workers). one of the most important points for the proper bioclimatic operation of the house is to optimize the impact of solar radiation and the hermetic protection of it during the cold seasons. having this in mind, the building was oriented in such a way that the inclination of the roof is toward the south.
the program consists of 3 areas: the house includes a common area, 2 bedrooms, and a bathroom and kitchen. the design seeks to eliminate the limits between the interior and the exterior, generating spaces that can be extended according to the current weather conditions. this flexibility allows residents to take advantage of the entire property by incorporating it into the experience of the house. in the same way, the vegetation of the site can be used as a natural blockage of intense natural light, when the weather conditions are not ideal.
name: salazar rural housing
architects: manuel cervantes estudio
location: salazar, state of mexico, mexico
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