Monterrey

Built

70 INCREMENTAL HOUSING UNITS

In the Mexican housing market, the cheapest offered solution costs is about $30,000 dollars. Poor people do not have access these solutions. We developed an improved a version of the Iquique’s Quinta Monroy project, where the houses underneath and the duplex apartments on top have an initial cost of $20,000 dollars, but can achieve a middle-income standard after the self-built expansions.
The efficiency in land use without overcrowding, allowed us to purchase land in a neighborhood where the average cost is $50,000 dollars. We expect the families to benefit from that value gain and from the fact that the land’s cost expresses close availability of services and opportunities.

  • Location
    Monterrey | Mexico
  • Client
    Instituto de la Vivienda de Nuevo León (IVNL)
  • Site Area
    6.591 m²
  • Project Year
    2008
  • Construction Year
    2010
  • Civil Engineering
    Área de Proyectos e Innovación Tecnológica - IVNL
  • General Contractor
    Axis
  • Initial House
    40 m²
  • Expanded House
    59 m²
  • Initial Apartment
    40 m²
  • Expanded Apartment
    76,5 m²