Simplicity with Style

Image Recently the prestigious magazine Open House International, published an article about the post-Mitch reconstruction project in Malacatoya, Nicaragua. It describes the different project phases, but especially emphasizes that the “beneficiaries” are treated as real “clients”. The question as to Why architects design individual houses for the wealthy, but “chicken coops” for social projects?, is at the center of the discussion. The article is published on the EcoSouth website in the original English version with special permission of “Open House International”.

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Martín Meléndez
Dominican
Civil Engineer
Spanish and English
Microconcrete roofing tiles (MCR), CP 40 (alternative cement), adobe, tapial, burnt clay bricks, social organization, workshop planning for MCR and alternative cement, setup and implementation of housing projects, disaster prevention in construction

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