The Tree Village

Team

Name: Cristian Araya Quinteros

Nationality: Chilean

Institution / Company: Universidad de Concepcion

 

Name: Marisela Herrera Herrera

Nationality: Chilean

Institution / Company: Universidad de Concepcion

 

-EDITORIAL PICK of SOCIAL DISTANCING HOUSING BLOCK Competition

 

Pandemic forced us to isolate ourselves to prevent infection, making housing our safe place. For months, our option to go out and socialize has been restricted, being backyards, balconies, or windows the only connection with the outside. Lockdowns and low relation with nature caused significant physical and mental health problems.

We propose a safe and positive place for confinement; housing doesnโ€™t have to be jail, but a space that allows numerous activities we would do outside, connecting with nature and keeping physical distancing with our neighbors.

โ€œTHE TREE VILLAGEโ€ integrates basic neighborhood elements: park, sidewalk, front yard, and backyard, deconstructing common housing blocks. Ground level is meant to be for public, recreative and first need commercial functions. Sidewalk path rises creating a wide elevated walkways system keeping physical distancing. Height housing articulates as terraces resulting in visual and social interactions among neighbors. Rooftops work as small stages allowing collective activities and keeping positive and safe proximity.

Each unit is organized on stepped platforms making possible interconnected situations; it gives wideness and mitigates lockdown perception. The access is given by a sanitization platform, perceiving hygiene as the first preventive measure of infection.

The complex has 16 units in two types, for 2 or 3 inhabitants.

 

# Household organization # Portected social interactions # Mental & physical health # Nature & environment # Hygiene & preventing contamination

 

You may also like

We use cookies to give you the best online experience. By agreeing you accept the use of cookies in accordance with our cookie policy.

Privacy Settings saved!
Privacy Settings

When you visit any web site, it may store or retrieve information on your browser, mostly in the form of cookies. Control your personal Cookie Services here.

These cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems.

Cookie Name Duration Purpose
woocommerce_cart_hash session Helps WooCommerce determine when cart contents/data changes.
woocommerce_items_in_cart session Helps WooCommerce determine when cart contents/data changes.
wp_woocommerce_session_ 2 days Contains a unique code for each customer so that it knows where to find the cart data in the database for each customer.
  • woocommerce_cart_hash
  • woocommerce_items_in_cart
  • wp_woocommerce_session_

Decline all Services
Accept all Services