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Affordable Housing Project 2014.

Overview

The Affordable Housing Project aims to promote a new housing design that is low cost, seismically safe and utilises local materials. The El Salvador Project has worked in collaboration with Arup, Engage for Development and REDES. This design has the possibility to transform low-cost housing in El Salvador towards a safer and more sustainable future. Read the 2014 report here.


El Salvador

The 2014 Salvador Project team constructed a full-size prototype of the new housing design for a family in the outskirts of Suchitoto. This demonstrated the constructibility of the design, allowed a successful costing exercise and transformed the lives of the local family involved. You can view their work HERE...


Guatemala

The 2014 El Salvador Project team constructed a one-room prototype of the new design on an earthquake-simulator at the University Mariano Galvez in Guatemala. This will provide valuable engineering data as well as demonstrating the structural stability of the design to potential donors.