Shelter No. 1 USG08

Shelter No. 1 USG08 is a house for two or three people of any socioeconomic level, prefabricated, economic, modular, expandable by connecting modules, and environmentally friendly.

It’s a real house, built originally as an exhibition stand in 2008, thanks to USG Mexico. In the summer of 2009, it was assembled on the shores of the lake at Hacienda de la Concepción. It is an essay derived from a housing study that could become another option for affordable dwelling at short time of construction. However, beyond the speculations about its future, it has become a built house, a controversy that has detonated ideas in the collective and individual thoughts of those who have walked, felt, and lived it for at least ten minutes, and of those three or four people who have slept in it.

The unit is developed in three levels: the ground floor is the access and has an hydroponic area; the first level has the public area with a tiny kitchen, a study room, a living room, and a bathroom; the second level has the private area with two open bedrooms, a study room, and a closet.

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    arm_01 updated a print reference
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