Housing Infill in Argentina

Housing Infill in Argentina 1. Urban Location A. Adaptability - Vacant lots B. Adaptability - Pairing C. Housing Infill - Sustainable Urban Development Themajorityof theworld’spopulation lives incities. Adecadeago, theurban global population exceeded 50 percent, and is currently in continuous expansion. It is therefore necessary to formulate answers to this rapid growth. We understand that a housing prototype must be based on achieving a more sustainable urban development, since every architectural proposal designs the city. Urban density reduces the need for the use of the private vehicle and brings people closer to the opportunities offered by urban centers. The contemporary inhabitant is essentially urban, it is not a typical user or family, it rather requires a flexible and changing habitat that adapts to different needs over time. A housing prototype must adapt to multiple users and requirements, support different locations and must be able to grow and change. To achieve a sustainable urban development it is necessary to promote a dense and compact urban fabric. The main impediment to building single-family homes is the scarcity and high cost of land. Therefore, it is essential to reduce land use through compact constructions. This proposal is committed to the consolidation and regeneration of the existing urban fabric, achieving a more appropriate urban density. This way, it benefits from the proximity to services, shops and institutions present at urban centers, achieving a better quality of life. Our proposal is a modular prototype with the possibility of internal expansion and change in the future. This means, it understands the need for growth by providing the structural module to contain it. The layout allows a high degree of adaptability and occupies a small area, enabling both its capacity to adapt to different vacant lots and to contain a wide range of units and users. This project is presented as a housing proposal, but it is actually an exploration about a modular system that allows the development of low budget housing with spatial and material quality, while contributing to a sustainable urban development. Sustainability Matrix We tried to approach sustainability in its widest meaning possible. It is not just about using active systems or green components. First, we tried to answer why, where and how housing is developed, and how it can help to create sustainable cities. This way, we encouraged a prototype that fits in any urban location , that adapts to different users in time through a flexible program. It uses ecological and local materials and includes a wide range of systems and components guaranteeing an environmental design . This actions can be summarized in the following strategies: 1. Urban Location 2. Flexible Program 3. Material 4. Environmental Design Our project can only be understood as a combination of these 4 strategies to sustainability working together. We will try to explain each of them and provide technical details. CENTRAL URBAN RURBAN SUBURBAN P R O G R E S S P E O P L E P L A N E T P R O S P E R I T Y P L A C E Central Suburban Infill - Central Blocks Urban Rurban Infill - Suburban Scattered Front Facade View AW20-OYKJS / Poster 1 U R B A N L O C A T I O N F L E X I B L E P R O G R A M M A T E R I A L E N V I R O N M E T A L D E S I G N U R B A N L O C A T I O N F L E X I B L E P R O G R A M M A T E R I A L E N V I R O N M E T A L D E S I G N Sustainability Matrix 1 4 2 3