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Américo Blanco

Américo Blanco

Los Angeles, CA, US

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Retractable Dwelling 1
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AIA Florida Design Competition / Top Ten Finalist / Retractable Dwelling

AIA Florida Design Competition 2008 / Top Ten Finalist / In collaboration with Alejandra Viana

The AIA Florida Chapter called for a competition to address the issue of emergency housing and couple that need with a pressing concern of affordable and sustainable housing.

The intent was to design a prefabricated dwelling unit that will fit a standard size container and that it could be easily adjusted to meet with different site conditions and owner needs as well as reducing the impact of on site construction.

The container was divided into three identical spaces that slide out of a standard size container to maximize the floor area. Once the container arrives to the site and the house is assembled, some
components of the proposed unit can be added in place.
 

 
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Status: Competition Entry
Location: Florida, US

 
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