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Architect Tatiana Bilbao on affordable housing in Mexico

  • District Architecture Center 421 7th Street Northwest Washington, DC, 20004 United States (map)

May 23, 6:00pm at the District Architecture Center

Join the Mexican Cultural Institute and the District Architecture Center for a lecture on affordable housing by Architect Tatiana Bilbao.

In Mexico, the housing stock numbers over 30 million, but with a population of 120 million and one of the fastest growth rates in Latin America, the housing shortage constitutes a total of 9 million homes. Much of the new additions to the housing stock are informally built with poor quality and, more importantly, lack basic access to urban services or a community. This is an unsustainable condition. During this lecture, award-winning Mexican architect Tatiana Bilbao will explore case studies that, through a rigorous investigation of the social and economic landscapes, have sought to provide low-cost solutions of high spatial quality that can be deployed with a meaningful positive impact.

Photo credit: Jaime Navarro, 2016

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