Ah, yet another site with great photos and text in a language I can’t understand! But this time, I’ve got my trusty translator! In case you don’t have a translater, or lets face it, just a little too lazy to look it up, here is the information from their site. Overall, a pretty neat concept and nice design for a modular unit, and the fact that it is a possibility for low income families and emergencies, this could be huge!
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“The project seeks to develop a prototype construction system by exploring alternative materials and construction methods based economic re-use of panels of fiberglass that left jobs in other works. These panels were processed in a flexible modular system for a spatial configuration to the needs of each user, designed to meet the housing needs of low-income families and also for emergency disaster or other situations in Mexico.
Located in an area of high temperatures were developed design techniques to create insulation and cooling in order to optimize the environmental comfort of the interior space. We designed a cover vented through holes created between the structure of wood, reeds and sky false bottom of the cover foil and the heat is not transmitted directly to the interior, which also implemented a cross-ventilating gratings generated by placed in a reverse direction according to the most appropriate according to the natural air currents.
For the interior was tested with various coating materials and concrete was made with used tires filled with cement, where the pile anchors that hold the building, which rises from the ground to get a stream of air from the bottom. This work is part of a study that seeks to investigate the feasibility and economics of constructibilidad such solutions, with the aim of responding to problems such as poverty and homelessness.”