Redesigning the most vulnerable houses in San Juan de Miraflores, Lima
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AbstractThe increase in human settlements has led to the growth of precarious housing without any design involved. Understanding why citizens settle in places with poor construction and poor development in urban planning is key to determining and proposing a design according to their needs and the environment in which they live. Statistics of the people who live in the area on human settlements in Lima’s San Juan de Miraflores district demonstrate the lack of access to basic needs and the unsafe materials used. The sustainable housing project from Llatas Architecture Studio aims to transform developments with the reuse of existing material like corrugated sheets and plywood, and adequate construction systems in a sustainable way. These designs consider the reuse of water, natural ventilation and lighting, efficient basic services, and controlled growth in the future. The various environmental and economic advantages of scaling up this housing model would benefit both the owner and the district toward a more sustainable city.
DescriptionSustainable Built Environments Senior Capstone Project