Join Woodbury School of Architecture in San Diego for a presentation and panel discussion on social housing in Mexico featuring the Apan Housing project. The project was directed by the Institute for the National Fund for Workers, or INFONAVIT. Established in 1972, the institute aims to help working class and low-income citizens secure permanent housing.
To analyze how to better serve its constituents, INFONAVIT’s Center for Research for Sustainable Development launched a program to solicit new approaches to affordable housing. Former deputy director for sustainability Carlos Zedillo Velasco commissioned 84 design firms from Mexico and the United States to design prototypes for dwelling units optimized for different states and climate zones across the country. New York–based firm MOS helped narrow the schemes to 32 while also developing a master plan for a campus of built prototypes, The also designed an education center to promote awareness about the housing project. The campus, in the town of Apan, about 50 miles northeast of Mexico City, was completed earlier this year.
The work of Housing Laboratory Apan assigned each studio a lot and a base program, which was adapted and developed by each team according to the study of the neighborhood context and its work process.Join Woodbury School of Architecture in San Diego for a presentation and panel discussion on social housing in Mexico featuring the Apan Housing project.