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Elemental Monterey Social Housing Wins World's Largest Design Prize

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jan 04, 2012 02:09 AM
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Images Credit Elemental The INDEX Design prize splits $ 800,000 among five categories: Body, Home, Work, Play and Community. The Home category has been given to the ELEMENTAL Monterrey, a clever social housing project in Mexico. The units are what Avi Friedman called Grow Homes - one builds the hard and expensive stuff like kitchens and bathrooms and the absolute minimum of living space, but leave room for the occupants to build out the rest as their needs and their wallets expand. That's what those gaps between the units are for.... Read the full story on TreeHugger





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