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BA:CAN housing /Three approaches for typical housing-situations at the Westcoast of Ecuador /2013

 

 

 

Design
Andrea Hilmbauer-Hofmarcher

Sophie Schrattenecker

Jessica Tschurnig

 

Desisgn Supervision

Roland Gnaiger

Birgit Kornmüller

Michael Zinner

Jorgé Morán

 

 

Collaborator

Universidad Católica Guayaquil, Facultad de Arquitectura

 

Awards

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Ecuador, one of the smallest but upcoming countries in Latin America, has a profound culture of bamboo-construction with a history of more than 5000 years that is coming under pressure due to economic and social changes.

 

Compared to the neighbouring country Columbia there are barely networks and organisations working in the field of bamboo-construction.

Bamboo is seen as an obsolete technique that is not really accepted and used only by underprivileged groups.

 

After a three-month research the design process started, focussing on three typical housing-situations in contemporary Ecuador.

- Living in an agricultural area, in a detached house

- Living within an urban context, integrated in existing housing structures

- Living in a ribbon-built-village, in an hybrid area mixing rural and urban structures along transport axis

 

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