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FILLING THE GAPS: MODIFYING MODULAR HOUSING IN CHILE

S Carrasco Mansilla, David O'Brien, C Hing-wah (ed.), C dos Santos (ed.)

ZEMCH 2018 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE | Melbourne School of DeMelbourne School of Design The University of Melbournesign The University of Melbourne | Published : 2018

Abstract

Standardised and mass-produced houses have attracted the interests of many teams of designers and scholars in the twentieth and twenty-first century. A significant proportion of this effort has gone into housing for the least wealthy sectors of society and is based on reducing the costs of production in terms of labour and materials. However there is evidence that significant contributions, in terms of labour and design ingenuity from the future residents, is an potent resource ignored by many designers who see the mass production process as a discreet activity that excludes the end users. This paper highlights three housing examples selected from within northern Chile to highlight roles pla..

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