Wednesday, September 24, 2008


This is a cool article/organization/ concept. I think the intersection between prefabricated architecture and social activism is interesting. I dont know, however, if that statement is contradictory to past posts on the topic. I think the application of prefab architecture is interesting here for its social significance, but I think it's a slippery slope between doing something charitable and... well, doing something charitable. That is, are these container houses good enough only for poor people? Or is there a bigger lesson here about living with less and finding happiness through the sort of economy of means people in Juarez are forced to live with?

Hopefully the latter. Either way, it's awesome that people are creating a way of comfortable houses for people who work hard and need them.

Upcycle, please

Antonio Pacheco

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