ELEMENTAL CHILE / ANYWHERE / CHILE
CLIENT: Elemental/Universidad Catolica de Chile
PROGRAM: Low-income multi-family housing
SIZE: One city block
COST: $500 (per unit)
COMPLETION: November 2003
NOTES: J,P:A refused to go along with the sponsor’s poorly concealed interest in romantic yuppie loft-style, low-rise units that could be gentrified for the sponsor’s friends, proposing instead a scheme using discarded twenty-foot ISO containers in an Immeubles Villas–type pattern with an actual demonstrated cost effectiveness for providing the maximum number of the necessary units for a verifiable low cost, without sacrificing the community spirit of the existing neighborhoods.