[Unused Materials], Monterrey, México, 2004
In this area there are about 300 families living on squatted land. The economy of the place is constituted by self-employment and from collecting unused materials from which they obtain construction materials that later on are used for building temporary dwellings.
People use the waste of other people; they recover objects, clothes, and collect material for construction dwellings. In this way the new areas are linked to the economy of the city. They are using it in advantage to have incomes, and incorporate the methods for construction, use of space, urbanism etcetera.
A way to have more sustainable housing is to merge into the already existing and expanding urban planning of the city. This is done by using the same architectonic traits as legal dwellings. Concrete is used as a main material, which is a big local industry.
Carretoneros; a veichle for strolling around in the city for collecting leftover materials.
A dwelling constructed out of unused materials, Monterrey, Mexico. A satellite dish is used as a small roof.
A new neighborhood in with a kindergarten and public school which are shared with the squatted area. The city will reach the land sooner or later. The conditions are that the squatted area has to adopt the urban model or leave the area to further terrains.
Reused Pieces of asphalt constructs a new road.
Workshop: Local Sources, [Collected Material Dwelling #002], Monterrey, México 2005