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Typologies. Current state of traditional housing

in Mexico

[Communities + Onnis Luque + Mariana Ordóñez]

Traditional housing in Mexico is being rapidly transformed by various factors, including the urbanization of rural areas, loss of natural assets for construction, government programs that promote and encourage the use of industrialized materials and public housing policies that reject and deny the importance of traditional construction systems. This scenario leads to the loss of the tangible and intangible architectural heritage of the indigenous peoples. In other words, not only architectural objects are at risk, but all the systemic knowledge that exists behind vernacular housing.


This project aims to document and analyze, in a participatory way, the current state of traditional housing in Mexico and its transformation, as well as the territorial adaptations that have emerged in rural areas of our country.

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