Villa Verde Housing / ELEMENTAL

first_img Chile Photographs:  Suyin Chia, Cristian Martinez Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ArchDaily “COPY” Manufacturers: AraucoCollaborators:Philip ZurmanStructural Engineering:Patricio BertholetConstruction:IcafalCivil And Plumbing Engineering:Fernando MontoyaElectrical Engineering:Ramón PradoCity:ConstituciónCountry:ChileMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!Courtesy of ELEMENTALRecommended ProductsMetallicsTECU®Copper Surface – Classic CoatedFiber Cements / CementsRieder GroupFacade Panels – concrete skinWoodAccoyaAccoya® CanalsMetallicsSculptformClick-on Battens in Ivanhoe ApartmentsText description provided by the architects. Arauco is a forestry company that called us in 2009 to develop a plan to support their workers in the process to have access to their definitive house. We were asked to develop a set of typologies within the current housing policy for Fondo Solidario de Vivienda I (FSV I, units up to 600 UF or US$25,000 without debt) and for FSV II (units up to 1,000 UF or US$40,000 with a bank loan). These designs would be a contribution of the company to their workers, a kind of subvention, so that housing committees could use them when applying for the regular system of public funds.+ 35The importance of this project is that on the one hand, for the first time, it allowed us to think about a design for the upper niche of the housing policy. If we developed an innovative and competitive typology, we would broaden our possible contribution to social housing. We could have taken one of our own more economic typologies and used the extra money to finish them, filling the void that families were expected to complete. But we thought of once again applying the principle of incremental construction and prioritization of the more complex components, this time with higher standards both for the initial and the final scenario.Save this picture!Courtesy of ELEMENTAL+ 35These innovations were possible because of the direct funding of Arauco, but also because the volume of the potential demand was big enough to absorb the costs of such research. The plan estimated a total of 9,000 units in thirty different towns.Save this picture!© Cristian MartinezFinally, one of the most relevant points was that most of the projects were intended for towns and villages of between 10,000 and 20,000 people. In places of such scale, housing projects, for good or for bad, do have a major impact. And it is in exactly these types of towns where the worst urban standard is found, so any contribution in this niche is more than welcome.Save this picture!© Suyin ChiaProject gallerySee allShow lessThe Fountainhead: Everything That’s Wrong with ArchitectureArchitecture NewsSweetwater Spectrum Community / LMS ArchitectsSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Constitución, Constitución, Maule Region, ChileLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Photographs CopyAbout this officeELEMENTALOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureSocial HousingConstituciónResidentialWoodPritzker Prize 2016Top100ChilePublished on November 13, 2013Cite: “Villa Verde Housing / ELEMENTAL” 13 Nov 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldChoosing the Skyfold Wall for Your SpaceGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ GeometricShower ColumnshansgroheShoulder ShowersPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesMorin Corp.Metal Wall Systems – ExposedStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Dekton® Stonika SeriesConcrete FloorsSikaIndustrial Floor CoatingsHanging LampsLouis PoulsenPendant Lights – KeglenDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame SlopeThermalSchöckMinimizing Thermal Bridges in BalconiesWindowspanoramah!®ah! Ultra MinimalistEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreWork ChairsDynamobelWork Chair – SLAT 16More products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?Verde 别墅/ ELEMENTAL事务所是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Villa Verde Housing / ELEMENTAL Projects CopySocial Housing•Constitución, Chilecenter_img Villa Verde Housing / ELEMENTALSave this projectSaveVilla Verde Housing / ELEMENTAL Architects: ELEMENTAL Area Area of this architecture project Area:  5688 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard 2010 “COPY” Social Housing Save this picture!© Suyin Chia+ 35 Sharelast_img read more