Elemental Quinta Monroy


Quinta Monroy is a social housing project in Iquique, Chile, by Elemental.

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Quinta Monroy is a social housing project in Iquique, Chile, by Elemental. The Chilean Government asked them to design housing for families for only 7,500 USD per family. This money had to cover the costs of terrain, urban planning, and architecture. To make the best possible use of space, they created denser, 35 m2 units that could be expanded over time by the households to 72 m2, vertically and horizontally, without overcrowding. The structure and facilities (such as bathroom and kitchen) were designed to consider this future expansion.

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Elemental and Chile Barrio

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Other social housing and incremental building schemes such as the Sustainable Incremental Construction Unit (SICU).

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Goal 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities

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93 households in the center of Iquique, Chile.

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