Tropi-Co-Re Housing: an architectural prototype for low-income urban expansion in tropical climates, by SUMA Arquitectos

Tropi-Co-Re Housing by SUMA Arquitectos. Courtesy by SUMA Arquitectos
19/09/2018
Tropi-Co-Re Housing: an architectural prototype for low-income urban expansion in tropical climates, by SUMA Arquitectos
16th International Architecture Exhibition. La Biennale di Venezia 2018. [VEN] Italy 26.05 > 25.11.2018
metalocus, JUDIT OTERO
Tropi-Co-Re Housing by SUMA Arquitectos. Courtesy by SUMA Arquitectos

This project develops conceptual urban and architectural prototypes for sprawl urban in a humid tropical context.

The planet’s urban population is projected to increase by an additional 2.46 billion urban dwellers by 2050. Most of this growth will take place in cities of the global south, where a high percentage of urban households will have to build their residences on their own through informal means. Governments in the past have used a series of models of intervention in order to assist poor households in these self-building processes, and help generate new urban neighborhoods that have some minimum degree of planning. One of the most important models is “core housing”, where government agencies provide the nucleus or core of a house that can be later expanded by residents as incomes allow.
 

Description of project by SUMA Arquitectos

Unfortunately, most core housing projects consist of one-story detached units or two-story townhouses that cannot, due to their modest framework, develop into dense, true mixed-use districts that generate jobs and attract residents from other parts of the city. In addition, the simplicity of their architecture makes ...read more

Architects
SUMA Arquitectos
Dates
26 May to 25 November 2018, 10am – 6pm T
he Giardini is closed Mondays
Venue
The Venice International Architecture Bi
ennale. Giardini. Venice. Italy
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SUMA Arquitectos

SUMA Arquitectos. Founded in 2004, SUMA arquitectos is headquartered in Panama City, offering comprehensive services in architecture, restoration, urban planning, landscape architecture and brand and interior design for individual, corporate and institutional clients in a variety of scales and programs.

Nilson Ariel Espino founded SUMA Arqui...read more