designers: 4l arq
construction system: pre-mold
location: cutral có, neuquén, argentina.
unit area: 30 sqm
design team: eduardo lastra, julian lastra, maria cristina rodriguez, paula araya, matias lastra.
structural consultant: horacio mac donell
work time: 90 days
unit cost: US $15.000
4L arq improves social housing with transportable modules
all images courtesy of 4L arquitectura
conceived as a modular base, argentinian studio 4L arquitectura has designed an adaptable structure that can easily accommodate for future growth. the brief was to improve the short-term housing deficit for a vulnerable group of single mothers in the city of cutral co in argentina. the design process involved its future occupants in each step of the way, making key decisions based on participant interaction and incorporating their specific living requirements. a user manual was also completed and is given to inhabitants after moving in, explaining the most economical and simple way to expand their homes.