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Bolivia’s Dream Houses in the Sky

The Bolivian architect Freddy Mamani Silvestre doesn’t have an office, use a computer, or draw formal blueprints. He sketches his plans on a wall or transmits them orally to his associates. Since 2005, Mamani and his firm have completed sixty projects in El Alto, the world’s highest city, which sits at nearly fourteen thousand feet, on an austere plateau above La Paz. In the past twenty years, the economy there has burgeoned, along with an enterprising, mostly indigenous population. Mamani earned his fame building mixed-use dream houses for the city’s nouveaux riches.

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Joker Game Novel Translations: Book 1, Chapter 2 [Ghost], Part 2/7

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vast-silentspaces  asked:

I was wondering if you had any industrial precedents that you've posted on here. We are designing a mixed use building in an industrial area of a city for a project at my university. I have only been able to find industrial renovations that are from mostly concrete or brick existing buildings but all the buildings in this city's industrial area are mainly sheet metal. Any help is appreciated!

The reason why it is that way has to do with the stresses a renovation puts on an existing structure. Typically a metal industrial building is design with the bare minimum structural design requirements to hold a shelter, therefore is close to impossible to retrofit such structures for other uses. In those cases the only cost effective solution is to demolish and build new from the ground up.

So the examples you will find almost always end up creating an interior substructure to house any additional program. Check out these examples:

V-A-C Foundation  Renzo Piano Building Workshop

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Whitmore Road by Trevor Horne Architects

London-based firm Trevor Horne Architects recently completed a mixed-use building, located in London, it houses studios on the ground and first floors, with three floors of spacious residential apartments sitting above, including the architect’s own.

There are six generous apartments, each with 3m high ceilings and ample living areas. Some materials expressed in the spaces are exposed concrete soffits, waxed oak flooring and basalt stone.

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