Villa Verde Housing in Constitución, Chile (2013)

In creating housing for the employees and contractors of the Arauco Forest Company, the firm drew upon the principle of "incremental housing," in which affordable housing is built on more expensive land with flexible, stage-based development that gives residents a stake in its outcome. Above, public funds financed construction of the half-empty structures; in the below image, residents have customized the structures using their own means.  Photo 16 of 20 in The 9 Most Influential Buildings of the Decade from Chilean Architect Alejandro Aravena Wins This Year's Pritzker Prize

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Villa Verde Housing in Constitución, Chile (2013)

In creating housing for the employees and contractors of the Arauco Forest Company, the firm drew upon the principle of "incremental housing," in which affordable housing is built on more expensive land with flexible, stage-based development that gives residents a stake in its outcome. Above, public funds financed construction of the half-empty structures; in the below image, residents have customized the structures using their own means.