Archintorno worked with 26 students on the Microregional Centre of Technology Innovation in the Central Valley of Oaxaca, Mexico. The building included an Experimental Centre where low-tech and low-cost innovative technologies could be improved to benefit an increase in the local economy.
Site: Pensamiento Liberal Mexicano, Valle Central. Oaxaca MEX
Function: Experimental centre, assembly room, wormcompost area, internet access, kitchen.
Client: Rio Pluma Coop.
Year of Construction: 2012
Fabrication: on site, new contruction
Materials: rammed earth, wood, stones, tejamanil* traditional wood shingle
Students participating in the construcion: 26
Local labor involved: 1 carpenter, 1 bricklayer, tequio*
Local partner: C.A.M.P.O. NGO, Oaxaca, Mexico
*Each family offers free work to its community each year, in turn participating directly in community development and strengthening.
*formed by members of the village with the aim to improve low-tech and low-cost innovative technologies to increase local economy.