Shared Structures, Private Spaces
Housing in Mexico
Edited by Fernanda Canales


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A case study that analyzes the relationship between ideas and houses, this book focuses on 100 years of housing projects in Mexico.

Contemporary Architecture, Landscape / Urbanism
The global phenomenon of massive urbanization that originated in Latin America during the 20th century manifested itself in Mexico at an unseen scale and has since been a testing ground for novel housing and urban solutions. The geographic, social, and economic diversity of Mexico constitute a prime example of the challenges inherent to meeting individual needs in an increasingly crowded world. This research is centered in drawings of 70 housing projects, creating a common language highlighting different attempts at reinventing the house not as an isolated battle but as part of a strategy for reimagining how we want to live. This book showcases the pivotal voices that have shaped major cities through housing projects and explores how policies and ideas transform into built form, and how in turn buildings shape societies.

Fernanda Canales es una arquitecta, proyectista, crítica y curadora de arquitectura mexicana.

350 pages
Paperback, 17x24 cm
Actar, 1st edition 2020
ISBN 9781945150883