The Practice



Social Housing - Responsible Housing

The objective of this research is the study of prefabrication systems and their application to housing design as a starting point for the definition and development of an emergency housing model.

Research is carried out of the context and need for this type of housing in emergency situations: determination of requirements to be met and the necessary tools for their design.

The framework of action is limited to South American countries, initially Colombia and Peru, and taking into consideration the specific context and conditions that will influence the design process.

The emergency housing must be self-sufficient in order ensure the safety of the inhabitants in extreme situations and with a lack of resources.

The primary objective of the sustainability strategy is to minimize energy consumption with an architectural design, adapted to the local climate and enabling low use of energy.

Rainwater collection on roofs for irrigation purposes


Place/Date: Colombia and Peru, 2011
Client: Private
Budget: Confidential
Area: Not available
Architects: luis vidal + architects
Contributors: -
Project Status: Research study
Team: Irene Capote - Óscar Torrejón - Luis Vidal